John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp coming to Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte March 22, 2019 

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m.CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 17, 2018) – Ovens Auditorium will host rock icon John Mellencamp as part of "The John Mellencamp Show" tour on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets cost between $42.50 and $129.50 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change. A direct link to purchase tickets can be found here. 

Set to coincide with a highly anticipated new album release, John Mellencamp will embark on a 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show,” which will feature the rock icon’s classics plus some new material. Mellencamp has been hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music’s most authentic and crowd-pleasing concert performers. “The John Mellencamp Show” tour is produced by AEG Presents. Every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album “Other People’s Stuff” set for release on Nov. 16, 2018, by Universal Republic. 

Mellencamp’s live shows have garnered huge critical acclaim with the Hollywood Reporter calling it a “triumphant, career-spanning show” and a “superb performance … still full of fiery defiance” by the Boston Globe. His extensive touring and live shows have solidified the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer’s place at the forefront of American music for the past 40 years.

Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a 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. Additionally, he was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this past June. He is alsoone of the most successful live concert performers in the world. In 1985, Mellencamp, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years. 

Mellencamp also journeyed into the darkness of coal mining life in his reverent cover of Merle Travis' 1946 song "Dark as a Dungeon," recorded in support of National Geographic's acclaimed documentary about the mining industry, “From The Ashes,” produced by Michael Bloomberg, former NYC Mayor. Mellencamp continues to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. His style has progressed over the years as evidenced by several gallery shows and published portfolios, and in recent years he has increased his output by completing over 100 new works. He had his second solo exhibition this past spring in New York and has a current exhibit at the famed Butler Museum in Youngstown, Ohio, running from Sept. 20, 2018, through Jan. 19, 2019. His highly successful Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit ran for nearly two years and is now at the Woodie Guthrie Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from Sept. 1, 2018, through Jan. 5, 2019.

Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of rock icon: passionate, plain-spoken and a self-proclaimed rebel. He continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana. For more information and all ticketing information please visit A high-resolution photo approved for media use can be downloaded here.About Ovens Auditorium Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum, opened in 1955. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,400, Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events including Broadway shows, symphony concerts, operas, dance recitals and nationally known speakers. For more information, visit

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