Given the critical acclaim and commercial success that he received earlier this year with his “Live and In Person 2023” tour, it should come as no surprise to anyone that John Mellencamp has announced that he’ll be continuing the Storytellers-esque shows into next year.
As such, the appropriately-retitled “Live and In Person 2024” tour will be hitting 27 new cities during March and April.
During the course of the tour last year, Mellencamp was prone to offering some words of warning before the shows themselves, saying things like, “Things might get a little political,” “If you're going to yell during the quiet songs, you might as well leave,” and “This is not a concert, it’s a performance.”
In other words, the man speaks from the heart, he means what he says, and if you aren’t there to hear it or at least tolerate hearing it, then why are you bothering to attend in the first place?
Although the tour is ostensibly designed to serve as a spotlight for Mellencamp's latest studio album, Orpheus Descending, which hit record store shelves this past June, the set lists for this year's shows reveal that he's spending only a few songs on the new LP and instead spending the majority of the concerts offering up a plethora of hits and album tracks from throughout his back catalog. Not only is this exactly the sort of thing that his fans would want to hear, Mellencamp is also delivering the songs in both acoustic and electric sets, thereby upping the excitement level.
Here's the full list of tour dates for the upcoming leg of "Live and In Person 2024."
March 8—Rochester, NY—West Herr Auditorium Theatre
March 10—Newark, NJ—New Jersey Performing Arts Center
March 11—Worcester, MA—The Hanover Theatre
March 13—Hartford, CT—The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
March 14—Schenectady, NY—Proctors
March 16—Erie, PA—Warner Theatre
March 17—Toledo, OH—Stranahan Theater
March 19—East Lansing, MI—Wharton Center
March 20—Richmond, KY—EKU Center for the Arts
March 22—Muncie, IN—Emens Auditorium
March 23—Springfield, IL—UIS Performing Arts Center
March 25—Green Bay, WI—The Weidner
March 26—Madison, WI—Overture Center for the Arts
March 27—Rockford, IL—Coronado Performing Arts Center
April 4—Duluth, MN—DECC Symphony Hall
April 5—Des Moines, IA—Des Moines Civic Center
April 7—Omaha, NE—Orpheum Theater
April 9—Springfield, MO—Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts
April 10—Little Rock, AR—Robinson Center
April 12—Birmingham, AL—BJCC Concert Hall
April 14—Greensboro, NC—Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
April 15—Chattanooga, TN—Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
April 17—Fayetteville, NC—Crown Theatre
April 18—Washington, D.C.—DAR Constitution Hall
April 20—Columbia, SC—Township Auditorium
April 21—Norfolk, VA—Chrysler Hall
April 23—Savannah, GA—Johnny Mercer Theatre