Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, John Mellencamp‘s recently reported collaborative album with country-folk artist Carlene Carter, now has a release date — April 21. Mellencamp also has announced a full list of 2017 U.S. tour dates in support of the record.
The trek gets underway on June 5 in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village, Colorado, and winds down with a previously announced September 1 performance at the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction, Vermont. Carter will be joining the heartland rocker for the entire outing, while Emmylou Harris and the Indianapolis-based folk-pop duo Lily & Madeleine will open the majority of the shows. Jewel will step in for Harris at a pair of concerts in Oregon — on June 10 in Troutdale and June 11 in Bend.
Tickets for most concerts on the tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m. local time. Pre-sale tickets for Mellencamp.com members and VIP packages will be available beginning Wednesday, February 22, at 10 a.m. For details about specific shows, visit Mellencamp.com and AEGLive.com.
Those who purchase a ticket online also will receive a CD copy of Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.
Here’s the full list of dates on Mellencamp’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour with Carter; all shows also feature Harris and Lily & Madeleine unless otherwise noted:
6/5 — Greenwood Village, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
6/7 – Boise, ID, Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
6/8 — Redmond, WA, Marymoor Park
6/10 — Troutdale, OR, McMenamins Edgefield#
6/11 — Bend, OR, Les Schwab Amphitheater#
6/13 — Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
6/14 — Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
6/17 — Murphys, CA, Ironstone Amphitheatre
6/18 — Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
6/21 — Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre
6/22 — Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
6/24 — Saint Augustine, FL, Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
6/25 — Boca Raton, FL, Mizner Park Amphitheatre
6/27 — Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheatre
6/28 — Cary, NC, Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre
6/30 — Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/1 — Lenox, MA, Tanglewood
7/3 — Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
7/6 — Philadelphia, PA, The Mann Music Center
7/7 — Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/8 — Canandaigua, NY, CMAC
7/11 — New York, NY, Forest Hills Stadium
8/4 — West Allis, WI, Wisconsin State Fair*
8/5 — Davenport, IA, Mississippi Valley Fair*
8/29 — St Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair*
8/31 — Allentown, PA, The Great Allentown Fair*
9/1 — Essex Junction, VT, Champlain Valley Fair*
# = Jewel will perform instead of Emmylou Harris
* = Emmylou Harris and Lily & Madeleine will not appear.
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Source: Classic Rock News