John Mellencamp is preparing to hit the road again, extending his “Live and In Person 2023” North American into 2024, calling it – you guessed it – “Live and In Person 2024.” The Indiana native and Farm Aid co-founder launches the 27-city run March 8 in Rochester, New York, and concludes April 23 in Savannah, Georgia.
Mellencamp limits this leg to cities in the Midwest and East, including stops in Newark, New Jersey; Hartford, Connecticut; Birmingham, Alabama, Green Bay, Wisconsin; Washington, D.C., and more. He’s represented by CAA’s Rob Light and managed by Hoffman Entertainment’s Randy Hoffman.
Produced by Mellencamp’s longtime promoter, AEG Presents, Mellencamp’s “Live and In Person 2024” tickets go on sale to Citi cardmembers through its website beginning Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. local time (as do all Mellencamp onsales) through Thursday, Nov. 2. Fans can register at Mellencamp’s website for his mailing list presale beginning Nov. 1 and general public onsales begins Nov. 3.
A limited number of exclusive VIP packages will also be available starting Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. local time, and include a selection of reserved seated tickets, autographed memorabilia, special merch and more.
The new dates celebrate Mellencamp’s most recent album, Orpheus Descending, released in June on Republic Records. Produced by Mellencamp and recorded at his own Belmont Mall Studio, the record is his 25th studio album and includes standout tracks addressing gun violence and homelessness like “Hey God” and “The Eyes of Portland.”
Mellencamp is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and, more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Last year, he released a deluxe edition reissue of his beloved seminal album, Scarecrow, which features a massive collection of bonus tracks, rarities and more never previously shared before and another studio album, Strictly A One-Eyed Jack.
In addition to mounting two tours, releasing two albums and publishing a self-curated book of his own visual art called “John Mellencamp: Paintings and Assemblages” (Rizzolli New York) in 2023-24, as well as making festival appearances including Farm Aid, Mellencamp shows no signs of slowing down.
JOHN MELLENCAMP LIVE AND IN PERSON 2024 TOUR
March 8—Rochester, NY—West Herr Auditorium Theatre
March 10—Newark, NJ—New Jersey Performing Arts Center
March 11—Worcester, MA—The Hanover Theatre
March 13—Hartford, CT—The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
March 14—Schenectady, NY—Proctors
March 16—Erie, PA—Warner Theatre
March 17—Toledo, OH—Stranahan Theater
March 19—East Lansing, MI—Wharton Center
March 20—Richmond, KY—EKU Center for the Arts
March 22—Muncie, IN—Emens Auditorium
March 23—Springfield, IL—UIS Performing Arts Center
March 25—Green Bay, WI—The Weidner
March 26—Madison, WI—Overture Center for the Arts
March 27—Rockford, IL—Coronado Performing Arts Center
April 4—Duluth, MN—DECC Symphony Hall
April 5—Des Moines, IA—Des Moines Civic Center
April 7—Omaha, NE—Orpheum Theater
April 9—Springfield, MO—Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts
April 10—Little Rock, AR—Robinson Center
April 12—Birmingham, AL—BJCC Concert Hall
April 14—Greensboro, NC—Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
April 15—Chattanooga, TN—Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
April 17—Fayetteville, NC—Crown Theatre
April 18—Washington, D.C.—DAR Constitution Hall
April 20—Columbia, SC—Township Auditorium
April 21—Norfolk, VA—Chrysler Hall
April 23—Savannah, GA—Johnny Mercer Theatre