John Mellencamp "No Better Than This" Tour
JOHN MELLENCAMP and his band are set to embark on the first leg of the "No Better Than This Tour" in late October following the August 17th release of his album, "No Better Than This." The tour, designed as a uniquely formatted "evening with," brings MELLENCAMP's music to theater-sized venues, a rare opportunity to experience one of America's most iconic songwriters and performers in an intimate setting, highlighting all phases of his artistry.
The tour will feature classic MELLENCAMP material associated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee over the course of his 35-year-long career as well as the new music from "No Better Than This."
The concert will showcase JOHN MELLENCAMP in an acoustic context, fronting a small combo recalling blues/country and rockabilly roots and with his full rock band. Musicians backing MELLENCAMP include Michael Wanchic (guitar), Andy York (guitar), Miriam Sturm (violin), John Gunnell (electric and upright bass), Dane Clark (drums), and Troye Kinnett (accordion/keyboards).
Of special note is the fact that the tour's "opening act," is a documentary film by Kurt Markus entitled "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 "No Better Than This" while serving as a cinematic 'think piece' on the state of the country at the end of the first decade of the 21st Century. Markus, whose still work has put him in the front ranks of contemporary American photographers, has been cited for his extraordinary vision for his work documenting the American West and is the recipient of Life Magazine's Alfred Eisenstaedt Photography Award. Ticket holders are urged to arrive at the Morris in advance of the film's 6:45 PM start time.
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