John Mellencamp 2014 Tour Schedule
One of the leading figures of the 1980's heartland rock movement, John Mellencamp,
is taking his popular hits and his artistic vibe back on tour! This acclaimed singer-songwriter, musician, painter, and actor
is coming to a city near you, and this is a show that you simply can't miss. This summer, John Mellencamp is bringing his
mega-hits to major North American cities like Atlantic City, Rama, Windsor, Niagara Falls, and more. With his dedicated following
and his legendary reputation as one of the greatest rock and roll artists of all time, tickets to his shows are bound to sell
out fast. Don't miss out on seeing this legend perform live and head to StubHub to grab your tickets today!
John Mellencamp was just fourteen years old when he formed his first band, Crepe Soul, in Indiana.
Over the next several years, he played in numerous other local bands with names like the Mason Brothers, Snakepit Banana Barn,
and Trash. It wasn't until after Mellencamp graduated from Vincennes University, where he had experimented heavily with drugs,
that he decided to pack up and move to New York City to pursue his passion for music.
It took well over a year of trying
to make his way into the New York music scene before Mellencamp caught a break. In 1975, Tony DeFries of MainMan Management
recognized the potential of this young and slightly troubled musician. DeFries urged Mellencamp to change his long and bump
last name to cougar, and so John Mellencamp released his first album, Chestnut Street Incident, under the name Johnny Cougar,
despite his better judgment. After the album tanked, MainMan Management dropped him, which turned out to be a great twist
of fate for his career. Shortly after, Mellencamp was signed to Riva Records label and attracted the attention of Billy Gaff,
Rod Stewart's manager. At the request of Gaff, Mellencamp moved to London to record a new album, A Biography, as well as tour
and promote it. After this, his career slowly started to take off, but it wasn't until 19882 that he released his breakthrough
album, American Fool.
Thanks to his newfound commercial success, Mellencamp was finally able to change his name from
Johnny Cougar back to John Mellencamp, ready to embrace his true roots rather than succumb to everything the record labels
told him to do. Although his career was rocky at some points, it has been wildly successful and prolific. Costello has a Grammy
award under his belt and twelve other Grammy nominations and has also sold over 40 million albums worldwide. In 2008, Mellencamp
was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as recognition for his impressive body of work and influence on modern rock
and roll. Mellencamp is often recognized with some of the great legends in rock and roll, including The Rolling Stones, Woody
Guthrie, and Bob Dylan, meaning that he has also become a great legend in rock and roll. Grab your tickets to see him live
before it's too late! Head to StubHub right away!
Over his long and prolific career, Costello
has landed 22 of his singles on the Top 40 hits chart in the U.S, and has also earned top spots on music charts around the
world. Some of his greatest singles include the Grammy-winning "Hurts So Good", "Crumblin' Down", "Jack and Diane", "Authority
Song", "Pink Houses", "Small Town", and "Lonely Ol' Night". His best-selling albums yielded hit after hit, and he quickly
became one of the most popular artists of the 1980s.
If you want to flashback and relive some of the great music moments
of the '80s, then this is your shot. Grab your tickets to see this '80s rock legend perform live in a city near you this summer—head
to StubHub now!
Did you know that John Mellencamp became a grandfather at the age of 37?
he was 18 years old, Mellencamp eloped with his girlfriend Priscilla Esterline, who gave birth to a daughter shortly after.
His daughter, Michelle, had a child at the age of 19, which made Mellencamp a grandfather when he was 37 and still rocking
stages around the world.
There are few experiences as memorable as watching a great rock
and roll legend step onto stage and perform his greatest hits. When you go to a John Mellencamp concert, you will be entertained
and amazed from the moment he starts playing on his guitar until the last note in his encore set. His passion for music is
evident, and his contagious energy will affect the entire audiences, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your evening
with the legendary John (Cougar) Mellencamp.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets to witness the lively and
soulful performances of this rock star by heading to StubHub right away!