Friday, February 17, 2017

Tour update: John Mellencamp, Lee Brice, REO Speedwagon/Styx

Following the seventh and final installment of his Plain Spoken Tour, John Mellencamp will set out once again this Summer for 22 stops across North America for his all-new Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Tour. It kicks off in June in Denver.

Mellencamp will be joined by Emmylou Harris as well as his Plain Spoken tour mate Carlene Carter and folk-pop sister duo Lily & Madeleine. Jewel will also step in for the tour’s two Oregon dates, substituting for Emmylou Harris as the special guest opener.

Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, February 24th at 10:00am. and VIP pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00am until Thursday, February 23rd at 10:00pm. For more information and all ticketing information please visit and

Every online ticket purchased comes with one (1) physical CD of John Mellencamp's forthcoming album, “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.” John’s 23rd full-length album, featuring Carlene Carter, is set for release on April 21 from Republic Records.

Tour dates (w/on sale):

June 5
Denver, CO
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 7
Boise, ID
Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 8
Redmond, WA
Marymoor Park
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 10**
Troutdale, OR**
McMenamins Edgefield**
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am**

June 11**
Bend, OR**
Les Schwab Amphitheater**
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am**

June 13
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery

June 14
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery

June 17
Murphys, CA
Ironstone Amphitheatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 18
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 21
Grand Prairie, TX
Verizon Theatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 22
Sugar Land, TX
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 24
St. Augustine, FL
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 25
Boca Raton, FL
Mizner Park Amphitheater
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 27
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amphitheatre

June 28
Cary, NC
Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 30
Gilford, NH
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Fri, Feb 24 @ 11am

July 1
Lenox, MA
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

July 3
Vienna, VA
Wolf Trap
March 18 @ 10am

July 6
Philadelphia, PA
The Mann
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

July 7
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

July 8
Canandaigua, NY
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

July 11
Queens, NY
Forest Hills Stadium
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am
**Jewel to open in place of Emmylou Harris

Lee Brice and Justin Moore’s co-billed ‘American Made’ tour kicked off last month. 

Lee says, “It’s been so much fun to be on the road with Justin and William Michael (Morgan). We’re looking forward to having Brett Young out with us in March.”

Young (BMLG Records/Big Machine Label Group) recently celebrated his first #1 radio hit, “Sleep Without You,” off of his self-titled album, available now. Debuting at #1 on the iTunes Country Chart, the 12-track project includes his current single, “In Case You Didn’t Know,” which he also co-wrote.

Tour dates: 

+Thursday, February 23, 2017—Murray, KY CFSB Center
+Friday, February 24, 2017 - Kalamazoo, MI - Wings Event Center
+Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee Theater
+Thursday, March 2, 2017- Omaha, NE- Baxter Arena
+Friday, March 03, 2017 – Saint Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena

+Saturday, March 4, 2017 — Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
+Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
+Friday, March 17, 2017 – Salina, KS - Bicentennial Center

+Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center
++Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center

++Friday, March 24, 2017 — Jackson, MS - Mississippi Coliseum
++Saturday, March 25, 2017 — Tupelo, MS- Bancorp South Arena
++Friday, April 14, 2017 — Fargo, ND - Fargo Dome
++Saturday, April 15, 2017 — Mankato, MN - Verizon Wireless Center
++Friday, April 21, 2017—Evansville, IN- Ford Center
++Saturday, April 22, 2017— Huntington, WV-Big Sandy Arena
++Thursday, April 27, 2017 — Enid, OK - Central National Bank Center
++Friday, April 28, 2017 — Independence, MO - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

+William Michael Morgan
++ Brett Young

Classic rockers REO Speedwagon, Styx and Don Felder —formerly of the Eagles—will join forces for the "United We Rock" U.S. summer tour, which kicks off in June. Tickets for various cities will go on sale starting Feb. 24. For more information please visit

Check out this video to learn more about the "United We Rock Tour": 

All three acts will be offering direct-to-fan access to the best seats in the house via their own exclusive pre-sales beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 12pm local time, through Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10pm local time. Visit to join the Styx Lounge for access to exclusive content, ticket pre-sales and VIP packages, visit for information about REO Speedwagon's VIP packages and ticket pre-sales, and visit for information about Don Felder's VIP packages and ticket pre-sales. General onsale begins on Friday, Feb. 24 at 10am local time. For more information on tickets please visit

Both REO Speedwagon and Styx have a touring and recording history together. In 2000, the bands recorded a live album and DVD called Arch Allies: Live at Riverport at Riverport Amphitheatre in Missouri. In 2009, the bands embarked on the "Can't Stop Rockin'" Tour and marked the occasion with a single, "Can't Stop Rockin'," co-written by Styx's Tommy Shaw and REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin. 2012 and 2013, REO Speedwagon and Styx hit the road together with the successful "The Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express" tour.

Most recently, in January, Styx and Don Felder shared the Las Vegas stage for an unforgettable five-night limited engagement, "Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane," at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas. And, on the Rock Legends Cruise in February, Don Felder invited REO Speedwagon's Dave Amato up for a performance of "Hotel California."

"I called up Tommy Shaw last summer and we were both thinking the same thing: let's get the boys together, make some music, and have some fun. REO Speedwagon and Styx together is a head first plunge into the fountain of youth, an unstoppable force of nature. Add the amazing Don Felder to the mix and it's a thundering slam dunk!" – Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon (vocals, guitars, keyboards)

"Hitting the road with REO and Don Felder is gonna be an unforgettable evening of music for the fans and another chance to hang with these good time friends of ours who love the life as much as we do." – Tommy Shaw, Styx (vocals, guitars)

"Forget politics! Since music is the universal language, Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder have a shout out to the universe: united we rock! At a venue near you this summer!"
– James "JY" Young (vocals, guitars)

"I'm so excited to be spending the summer on tour with my good friends STYX and REO. It's going to be a 'rocking' summer filled with hit after hit and tons of fun for everyone. Come on out and party, dance and sing with us this summer. It's going to be a blast." – Don Felder

For tour dates, see websites mentioned above.

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