UPDATE: John Mellencamp adds second show in St. John’s

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John Mellencamp – AP Photo/Jeff Christensen

John Mellencamp will perform a second show in St. John’s. Mellencamp has added a July 6 performance to his original July 7 show at Mile One Centre.

The longtime rocker is touring the country with special guests Cowboy Junkies in support of his most recent album, “No Better Than This,” and will also perform hits from his entire career. He’s best known for tunes like “Hurts so Good,” “Jack and Diane,” and “Pink Houses.”

Tickets for the newly added show range from $49.50 to $89.50 (including tax, plus surcharge) and are on sale no at the Mile One Centre box office, by phoning 576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com.

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The rocker, known for 1980s hit Jack and Diane and a slew of others, will perform July 7 at Mile One Stadium according to his website.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 8:30 a.m., according to the website.

Pre-sale of tickets for fansite club members and premium packages go up Wednesday.

The appearance is a part of Mellencamp’s 2012 Canadian No Better Than This Tour, which starts in British Columbia in mid-June.

Mellencamp will be joined by Canada's own Cowboy Junkies who are his special guests for this run of dates, according to his  website.

For more information, visit Mellencamp's website.

 

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  • Rock ON
    March 30, 2012 - 16:47

    Whoo Hoo! Another great concert coming to the R.O.C.K. Can't wait, gonna be a great show. Bring it on!

  • t
    March 30, 2012 - 10:05

    Can't wait for the show!

  • JMS
    March 30, 2012 - 10:00

    I think it is going to be a great show. I never understand why people comment if all they do is complain. A lot of others think it is going to be a great show too, they added a 2nd show.

  • B
    March 26, 2012 - 21:38

    how is an artist that is still putting out albums and touring washed up and out dated? And people need to remember, it isn't the artist that chooses where to play, nor the ticket prices. But when you have an expensive show and you bring it to an island where it costs an arm and a leg to send it, expect ticket prices to be a little high.

  • cw
    March 26, 2012 - 19:45

    leave it us newfies to get all the washed up out dated musicians.

  • Tom Claw
    March 26, 2012 - 14:06

    Thank you for brightening my day, I am busting a gut on the previous comment. JCM , only in NFLD?????......... no one wants to perform there except those born there? Whats the next joke? ,,,,,, Someone going to develop MUSKRAT FALLS,, LOL.

  • Derrick
    March 26, 2012 - 13:26

    Way to go Newfs! You're a welcoming bunch you is. If you don't like him, don't go see him. For me, the price is well worth it. Petty is $220, Urban is $125 so Mellancamp is definately worth the price. If you don't want to go, stay home, put on your Dick Nolan favourites and tap away......you clowns!

  • Shane
    March 26, 2012 - 12:54

    JMC is anything but hasbeen, there is a certain point where an artist has achieved so much in their career that they can never be called a hasbeen. John is one of these guys. Just like Tom Petty. If you don't like his music, don't go to the show. Judging by some of the comments, you wouldn't know if he was setting up shop in their back yards. So let his fans have this one and be happy for them.

    • Chris
      March 26, 2012 - 20:05

      Who is saying likewise......all they are saying is another way past their prime artist coming to NL. If you like his music more power to you, and I hope you enjoy the concert. But don't you think it's high time that the promoters try to attract some current big name acts to the province. I mean come on I really don't care what genre. If tiny little Cavendish Beach can do it every July why the hell can't St. John's.

  • MBC
    March 26, 2012 - 12:30

    He must be reaching "senior citizen" age; the only performers who are attracted to St John's.

  • expat
    March 26, 2012 - 11:56

    Ah, Springsteen Light, I was never a big fan. It brings me back to a time in my life with so much wasted time and now I can;t stand his music not so much for the wasted time but its so boring. Now if you want good Alt-country check out CBC music live streaming. Some amazing stuff there.

  • terry h
    March 26, 2012 - 11:37

    If you haven't seen him, go to the show. You won't be disappointed. As for DWH & CP, we don't want you at the show anyway. If you don't like him, be quiet and go away. Your negative comments are not welcome here or anywhere. Negative people like you bring people down. If you have nothing good to say...say nothing.

    • Chris
      March 26, 2012 - 20:00

      Welcome to the Land of Dictator Terry.

  • Glenn
    March 26, 2012 - 11:23

    I guess some of the commenters on here forgot that John Mellencamp was supposed to play Bowring Park back in 19994, when he was at the "top of his game", but had to cancel due to heart surgery. As for "inflated prices" and "gouging his fans" the answer is simple - don't go the concert, I'm prety sure it will sell out fast without you!

  • CP
    March 26, 2012 - 10:54

    Your so right DWH, Nfld was not good enough when he was at the top of his game. But now when his no longer the big draw he comes to Nfld to charge you insane prices. He is one of the worst performers for gouging his fans!

    • Sir Steven
      March 30, 2012 - 10:17

      CP, you have proof he's one of the worst for gouging his fans?

  • DWH
    March 26, 2012 - 09:48

    Another has been coming to Mile One for inflated prices. Where was he when he was top of the charts...... certainly not Nfld.

    • skipper
      March 30, 2012 - 18:05

      If u dont like it buy another flat of beer and stay home and bitch about something else.

  • John
    March 26, 2012 - 09:05

    Looking forward to it. Remeber he was to play Bowering Park some years ago but opted out due to by pass surgery