MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 29, 2022) — Today, live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opening of his new permanent exhibition, John Mellencamp confirmed a U.S. tour “Live and In Person 2023” set to kick off in February and will visit Minneapolis Thursday, April 6 to Saturday, April 8, 2023 at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis).
Presented by longtime promoter AEG Presents and sponsored by Turner Classic Movies, the tour will see 76 shows beginning with two nights in Bloomington, Indiana on February 5 and February 6 and concluding with two nights in South Bend, Indiana on June 23 and 24. The tour includes multiple nights in New York City, Chicago, Vancouver, Nashville, Clearwater, Minneapolis and more, as well as stops in TCM’s home of Atlanta, Los Angeles and other major cities across the U.S. Complete list of dates below.
The partnership with TCM is a landmark collaboration and a first for Mellencamp, who has never previously had a tour promotional partner in all his years of performing live.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. to the general public at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), by calling (800) 982-2787 or by HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
|Thursday||April 6||8 p.m.||State Theatre||$49.50, $69.50, $89.50, $139.50|
|Friday||April 7||8 p.m.||State Theatre||$49.50, $69.50, $89.50, $139.50|
|Saturday||April 8||8 p.m.||State Theatre||$49.50, $69.50, $89.50, $139.50|
A limited number of exclusive VIP packages will also be available starting Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. These exclusive offers can include incredible reserved seated tickets in the front row, custom merchandise and much more.
Legends of Rock: John Mellencamp opened today at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—a new, permanent part of the museum’s beloved and expanding Legends of Rock exhibit. Museum goers can expect to see artifacts including the suit worn in promotional photos for Mellencamp’s 2003 album Trouble No More, his 1976 Fender Telecaster Custom guitar played onstage extensivel and the studio tracking chart for “Jack and Diane” from 1981, as well as an oil painting by Mellencamp himself, Backbone (2022), reworked from a 1993 self-portrait.
A reissue of Mellencamp’s beloved eighth studio album, Scarecrow, is set for release November 4 on Mercury/UME. The box set will include two CDs of newly remixed and remastered songs plus previously unreleased bonus tracks and alternate versions, a booklet full of rare photograph and all new liner notes by acclaimed author and music critic Anthony DeCurtis. Mellencamp is a member of the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and most recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
John Mellencamp—Live and In Person 2023 Tour
February 5—Indiana University Auditorium—Bloomington, IN
February 6— Indiana University Auditorium—Bloomington, IN
February 8—Ovens Auditorium—Charlotte, NC
February 10—Fox Theater—Atlanta, GA
February 11—Moran Theater—Jacksonville, FL
February 13—Ruth Eckerd Hall—Clearwater, FL
February 14—Ruth Eckerd Hall—Clearwater, FL
February 15—Ruth Eckerd Hall—Clearwater, FL
February 18—Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center —Orlando, FL
February 19—Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center —Orlando, FL
February 21—Broward Center for the Performing Arts—Ft. Lauderdale, FL
February 22—Broward Center for the Performing Arts—Ft. Lauderdale, FL
February 24—Saenger Theatre—New Orleans, LA
February 25—Smart Financial Centre—Sugar Land, TX
February 26—Majestic Theatre—San Antonio, TX
February 28—Bass Concert Hall—Austin, TX
March 1—Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grande Prairie—Dallas, TX
March 11—Keller Auditorium—Portland, OR
March 13—Orpheum—Vancouver, BC
March 14—Orpheum—Vancouver, BC
March 15—Paramount Theatre—Seattle, WA
March 17—Golden Gate Theatre—San Francisco, CA
March 18—Golden Gate Theatre—San Francisco, CA
March 19—Saroyan Theatre—Fresno, CA
March 21—SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center—Sacramento, CA
March 22—Dolby Theatre—Los Angeles, CA
March 24—Encore Theatre at The Wynn—Las Vegas, NV
March 25—Encore Theatre at The Wynn—Las Vegas, NV
March 27—Ellie Caulkins Opera House—Denver, CO
April 3—The Midland Theatre—Kansas City, MO
April 4—The Midland Theatre—Kansas City, MO
April 6—State Theatre—Minneapolis, MN
April 7—State Theatre—Minneapolis, MN
April 8—State Theatre—Minneapolis, MN
April 10—The Riverside Theater—Milwaukee, WI
April 11—The Riverside Theater—Milwaukee, WI
April 13—Chicago Theatre—Chicago, IL
April 14—Chicago Theatre—Chicago, IL
April 17—The Kentucky Center—Louisville, KY
April 18—The Kentucky Center—Louisville, KY
April 19—Peoria Civic Center Theatre—Peoria, IL
April 21—Stifel Theatre—St. Louis, MO
April 22—Stifel Theatre—St. Louis, MO
April 24—Orpheum Theatre—Memphis, TN
April 25—Orpheum Theatre—Memphis, TN
May 5—Old National Events Plaza—Evansville, IN
May 6—Old National Events Plaza—Evansville, IN
May 8—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN
May 9—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN
May 10—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN
May 12—Aronoff Center—Cincinnati, OH
May 13—Aronoff Center—Cincinnati, OH
May 15—Embassy Theatre—Ft. Wayne, IN
May 16—Embassy Theatre—Ft. Wayne, IN
May 17—Palace Theatre—Columbus, OH
May 19—Peace Center—Greenville, SC
May 20—Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) —Durham, NC
May 22—Benedum Center—Pittsburgh, PA
May 23—Benedum Center—Pittsburgh, PA
May 25—Playhouse Square—Cleveland, OH
May 26—Playhouse Square—Cleveland, OH
June 2—The Lyric—Baltimore, MD
June 3—Kimmel Cultural Campus—Philadelphia, PA
June 5—Beacon Theatre—New York, NY
June 6—Beacon Theatre—New York, NY
June 7—Beacon Theatre—New York, NY
June 10—Boch Center – Wang Theatre—Boston, MA
June 11—Providence Performing Arts Center—Providence, RI
June 13—Palace Theatre—Albany, NY
June 14—Landmark Theatre—Syracuse, NY
June 16—Shea’s Performing Arts Center—Buffalo, NY
June 17—Masonic Temple Theatre—Detroit, MI
June 19—Massey Hall—Toronto, ON
June 21—DeVos Performance Hall—Grand Rapids, MI
June 23—Morris Performing Arts Center—South Bend, IN
June 24—Morris Performing Arts Center—South Bend, IN
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents classic films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting “where then meets now.” TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart and Eddie Muller, plus interview with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. Wit more than two decades as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through popular event such as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the TCM Big Screen Classics screening series, and the TCM Classic Cruise. In addition, TCM produces the wildly successful podcast “The Plot Thickens,” which has had more than 6 million downloads to date. TCM hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app. Fans can als enjoy a classic movie experience on the Classics Curated by TCM hub on HBO Max.
AEG Presents Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a world leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating across five continents, th company has an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Its tentpole festivals and multi-day music events — which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time at Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly — continue to set the bar for the live music experience. AEG Presents promotes global tours for artists such as Th Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Kenn Chesney, Paul McCartney, and Katy Perry, in addition to — through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Frontier Touring, Goldenvoice, Madison House Presents, Marshall Arts, Messina Tourin Group, PromoWest Productions, and Zero Mile Presents — creating and developing an unmatched infrastructure for artist development and audience reach. More information can be found at www.aegpresents.com.
Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
Heart of Hennepin – celebrating 100 years of the Hennepin Theatre District
To honor the centennial, Hennepin Theatre Trust is kicking off a yearlong celebration for the Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres, along with The Hennepin event center and 824 Hennepin, home to the Brave New Workshop comedy theatre. This year-long centennial celebration honors the history of the Hennepin Theatre District and looks ahead to what the future holds for the arts, the Trust and downtown neighbors. HennepinTheatreTrust.org/centennial.
This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.