John Mellencamp Brings ‘Sad Clowns & Hillbillies’

The summer season gets more interesting with news that John Mellencamp’s “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour” begins in early June and includes special guest Emmylou Harris, songstress Carlene Carter and folk-pop sister duo

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– John Mellencamp
“NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards,” Encore Theater At Wynn, Las Vegas, Nev.

The tour takes its name from Mellencamp’s 23rd full-length album. Featuring Carlene Carter, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies arrives April 21 via Republic Records. 

Jewel will appear instead of Harris when Mellencamp & Co. swing through Oregon. 

Here’s the schedule: 

June 5 – Englewood, Colo., Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
June 7 – Boise, Idaho, Idaho Botanical Garden
June 8 – Redmond, Wash., Marymoor Park
June 10 – Troutdale, Ore., McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
June 11 – Bend, Ore., Les Schwab Amphitheater
June 13 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
June 14 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
June 17 – Murphys, Calif., Ironstone Amphitheatre
June 18 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
June 21 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
June 22 – Sugar Land, Texas, Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
June 24 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 25 – Boca Raton, Fla., Mizner Park Amphitheater
June 27 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 28 – Cary, N.C., Koka Booth Amphitheatre
June 30 – Gilford, N.H., Bank Of NH Pavilion
July 1 – Lenox, Mass., Tanglewood Music Center
July 3 – Vienna, Va., Filene Center At Wolf Trap
July 6 – Philadelphia, Pa., Mann Center for Performing Arts
July 7 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
July 8 – Canandaigua, N.Y., Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
July 11 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium 

Jewel appears in place of Emmylou Harris June 10-11. 

Every online ticket purchased comes with one physical copy of Sad Clowns & Hillbillies

A presale, including VIP options, begins Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. and runs until Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. 

General onsales begin Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. All times local. Go to for more information.