Mellencamp tour to include five Indiana shows


John Mellencamp announced the first leg of the No Better Than This Tour will begin in late October. The tour will be “an evening with,” type of show, and will play mostly theater-sized venues, although one of the most interesting bookings announced is a November 11 show at Hinkle Fieldhouse, one of five Indiana shows. The tour, anticipated to continue through the Spring of 2011, will begin on October 29 in Bloomington.

The format of the show is three pieces: an acoustic set, Mellencamp fronting a small combo, and a full rock band segment. The tour’s opening act is a documentary film by Kurt Markus called It’s About You. Shot on Super8 film over the course of last year’s Bob Dylan-John Mellencamp-Willie Nelson tour of minor league baseball stadiums, it chronicles the creation of the album No Better Than This. which comes out August 17.


Oct. 29 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University Auditorium

Nov. 1 - Cincinnati, OH - Music Hall

Nov. 3 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

Nov. 5 - Kansas City, MO — The Midland

Nov. 6 - St. Louis, MO - The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Nov. 8 - Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall

Nov. 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Hinkle Fieldhouse

Nov. 13 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center

Nov. 16 - Fort Wayne, IN - Embassy Theatre

Nov. 17 - Cleveland, OH - Palace Theatre

Nov. 19 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre

Nov. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall

Nov. 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre

Nov. 23 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre

Nov. 26 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre

Nov. 27 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre

Tickets to all shows except in Pittsburgh and Chicago go on sale this Saturday (August 14) at 10am.


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