It’s time to check on Jack and Diane.
After a four-year hiatus from touring, John Mellencamp returns as part of his 77-concert “Live and In Person Tour” to auditoriums, theaters, centers and performing arts halls.
Demand to see the 70-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in 2023 is also high.
So high, in fact, that Mellencamp added a fourth show to his three-night stint at the Beacon Theater in New York City. He will now be there on June 5th, June 6th, June 7th and June 9th.
And with prices starting at $45 before fees* at Vivid Seats for the June 5 show at the time of publication, your wallet won’t “hurt that much” if you buy now.
He also just scheduled a third show at the Chicago Theater in Chicago on April 15th after his performances on April 13th and 14th weren’t enough.
Also, there are no promises, but since Mellencamp worked with Bruce Springsteen on 2022’s album Strictly A One-Eyed Jack, there’s a slim chance The Boss will even show up on the tour.
All we know is the best way to find out is live.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to see John Mellencamp ‘live and in person’ in 2023.
John Mellencamp tour schedule 2023
From February 5 through June 24, the “Pink Houses” singer will tirelessly roam across North America, often playing multiple nights in cities because tickets sell out so quickly.
Just a few notable stops on the extended run are Atlanta (February 10), Seattle (March 15), Las Vegas (March 24, March 25), Nashville (May 8, May 9, May 10) and Philadelphia (June 3). .
A full calendar with all tour dates, venues, show start times and links to purchase tickets can be found here.
John Mellencamp’s new album
Mellencamp’s latest album, Strictly A One-Eyed Jack, is 12 tracks of pure Americana.
Featuring Bruce Springsteen on a trio of tunes — “Did You Say Such A Thing,” “Wasted Days” and “A Life Full of Rain” — the record shows the rock veteran still has a trick or two up his sleeve after 25 albums deep in his career.
Pitchfork claims Mellencamp’s latest work is “a testament to his ability to surprise us so deep in his career.”
He also recently re-released his classic 1985 album Scarecrow.
Installation of the John Mellencamp Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
It may be difficult to find Mellencamp next year as he criss-crosses the states, but we know a place you can always find him.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just installed “Legends of Rock: John Mellencamp,” which features his 1976 Fender Telecaster custom guitar, studio tracking chart for “Jack and Diane” from 1981, and an oil painting “Backbone” (2022). von Mellencamp abstains itself.
John Mellencamp art installation
Mellencamp not only plays rock music, makes annual headlines at Farm Aid and speaks up for the outsiders – he also paints.
Inspired by German Expressionism, his work is shown at the New York Academy of Art.
“Mellencamp’s paintings and assemblages document America’s heart and soul, revealing disturbing but beautiful truths with a sort of anti-establishment frown and a rich sense of narrative,” the NYAA said in a statement.
You can see his work, as well as a recent interview with CBS News, here.
Classic rockers on tour in 2023
Although Billy Joel once sang “Only The Good Die Young,” many longtime rockers have proved him wrong.
Here are just five of our favorite timeless rock classics that you won’t want to miss live next year.
• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
• Death and Society
• Billy Joel with Stevie Nicks
• Jimmy Buffett
*All prices are subject to fluctuations.
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