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John Mellencamp To Play Summer Concert At Mohegan Sun Arena

John Mellencamp To Play Summer Concert At Mohegan Sun Arena

Show slated for Saturday, July 5th; Tickets on-sale Friday, March 28th

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 24, 2014) –  Mohegan Sun Arena is set to welcome Rock and Roll Hall of Famer  John Mellencamp for a Saturday, July 5th performance, beginning at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale Friday, March 28th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am. Ticketmaster customers may log on to  ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, March 29th subject to availability.

John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly regarded songwriters of a generation. He went on to release 26 albums with domestic sales exceeding 40 million units and amassed 22 Top 40 hits.  A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he has been nominated for 13 Grammys, was recipient of Billboard’s Century Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award, Q’s Classic Songwriter Award, Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and, most recently, the John Steinbeck Award. 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.  The unique instrumentation of his band and overall approach is widely credited with being the forbear of the Americana/No Depression genre of rural-inflected music.

Mellencamp’s show is powered by a catalog of thought-provoking material that includes the autobiographical “Small Town,” ”Jack & Diane,” “Lonely Ol’ Night,” “Crumblin’ Down,” “The Authority Song,”  ”Rain On The Scarecrow,” plus “Paper in Fire,” “Check It Out,” to name just a few.  All of those plus the inclusion of roots-oriented music from his recent T Bone Burnett-produced No Better Than This album makes a John Mellencamp concert a singularly authentic experience.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #3 in the Nation and #3 in the World for top stops in 2013 and also ranked the Arena in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at  Mohegan Sun, visit  mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

 

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