Carrie Underwood | Vancouver May 2019

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood –
The Cry Pretty Tour 360

May 25, 2019 Rogers Arena Vancouver
Tickets on sale August 17th

Nashville, TN – (August 8, 2018) – Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, will launch a new arena tour, The Cry Pretty Tour 360, in Spring 2019. Sponsored by CALIA, the new tour will kick off on May 1 in Greensboro, NC, and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada and be promoted by AEG Presents. She will be joined on tour by special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June. Underwood made the announcement this morning in a personal video to her fans:

Tickets for the concerts go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 17th at 10am local time but please check local listings. For more information including the Cry Pretty album/ticket bundle, go to Also beginning Monday, August 13th, a limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will be available which include an amazing selection of tickets, Meet & Greets, autographed memorabilia, custom merchandise and much more.

Citi® is the official presale credit card for Carrie Underwood’s “The Cry Pretty Tour 360” for 2019. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning on Monday, August 13 at 12pm until Thursday, August 16 at 10pm through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details, visit

Underwood will release her eagerly-anticipated new album, Cry Pretty, on September 14. Cry Pretty will be her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville and marks the first time she has co-produced her own album. The lead single and title track, “Cry Pretty” debuted as the #1 song in the U.S. all-genres. The song also topped download charts in 38 countries around the world and amassed over 3.5 billion social impressions across 66 countries during its week of launch in April, which was culminated with a show-stopping performance on the “2018 ACM Awards” telecast. Carrie co-wrote the powerful single with Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose (aka The Love Junkies) and co-produced Cry Pretty with fellow writer/producer David Garcia.

Following her successful “The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round,” the new production will feature a brand-new stage in the middle of the arena floor, creating a unique 360-degree setting to allow fans on all sides of the arena an intimate view of the concert. Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson) is the tour’s Creative Director, and Nick Whitehouse/Fireplay (Justin Timberlake, Beyonce) is Production Designer.

“I love performing in the round,” says Underwood. “It’s so much fun for me and the band to play in every direction and creates a much more intimate and immersive experience for the audience, even in a larger arena setting. It’s been exciting to introduce audiences to Cry Pretty and I can’t wait to bring the new album to life on this tour, along with all of the songs we love to play live. I’m thrilled to be going out with an amazing line-up – Maddie & Tae and Runaway June are incredible artists that are going to bring even more electricity to our shows.”

“Our customers love getting early access to the best in entertainment, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Carrie Underwood as the official presale credit card of her 2019 tour,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, Citi.

Underwood has arranged for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold for The Cry Pretty Tour 360 to be contributed to Danita’s Children, which provides a safe haven for abandoned and vulnerable children in Haiti, while encouraging families to stay together through their education and malnutrition programs.

Prior to embarking on the tour next Spring, Underwood will appear at the upcoming iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas, as well as such international festivals as The Long Road Festival and Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park in the UK, Tuckerville in The Netherlands, and Deni Ute Muster in Australia.


Great Lake Swimmers Capital Ballroom

Atomique Productions presents…

plus guests Thursday, September 20
Doors: 8:00 PM 19+

Advance tickets: $24.00 – Available at ( and Lyle’s Place


Great Lake Swimmers – “Still” –

Great Lake Swimmers • Capital BallroomA Forest Of Arms. The sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow up to 2012’s New Wild Everywhere. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Dekker and band mates have pushed their sound significantly, creating some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded.

Those familiar with the decade-long output of Great Lake Swimmers will recognize the thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together. The familiar versus the strange theme is also running through this record, both in the instrumentation and in the songwriting (“Zero In The City”, “I Was A Wayward Pastel Bay”).


As with past Great Lake Swimmers albums, A Forest Of Arms was recorded in several locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound. One of the unique and unusual locations was Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Tyendinaga, Ontario, where a number of the vocal and acoustic guitar tracks, including the main parts for “Don’t Leave Me Hanging,” “The Great Bear” and “With Every Departure,” were recorded amid haunting acoustics, stalactites, and circling bats.

The violins were recorded at the Heliconian Club of Toronto, while the bass and drum tracks were largely recorded at the Chalet Studio just outside of Toronto, a unique chalet-style recording space located on 40 acres of rolling hills and trails, in proximity to the shores of Lake Ontario. The pastoral and elemental nature of these spaces surfaces throughout the album.

The title, A Forest Of Arms, is taken from album track “The Great Bear,” a song inspired by a trip Dekker took to the northern rainforests of British Columbia in September 2013 with the World Wildlife Fund. It’s a pristine wilderness area that is under threat of being compromised by the construction of a pipeline, and Dekker and the group have been very vocal in their opposition to it. In a broader sense, the title is also a reference to the sense of community surrounding the Toronto-based band, as well as the band’s own growing families, exhibited in the songs “Something Like A Storm” and “Expecting You.”



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The Wailers play Distrikt Nightclub in September

The Wailers play Distrikt Nightclub in September

The Wailers play Distrikt NightclubThe Wailers play Distrikt Nightclub in September: Victoria BC Ska & Reggae Society is proud to present THE WAILERS in Victoria with guests Phonosonics and MadSelector!

“The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to create musical history.” (

Phonosonics notably are one of Canada’s most talented rocksteady groups. This band hailing from Victoria BC has a new album set to release called “Reggae Don’t Pay the Rent.” The band has also played on Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival twice and have been featured on David Rodigan radio program on the BBC which is one of the most known reggae shows in the world.

MadSelector aka Madeliene Fisher will be warming up the crowd and playing sweet roots, dancehall and world before and after The Wailers and Phonosonics’ performances.

The Wailers – Keeping the Music Alive

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to create musical history.

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured and performed before millions of fans worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior Marvin have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”

In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how this young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s unique and inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh impeccably delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his engaging performance and interaction with the audience.

Adding to the exciting stage show are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse vocalist and dancer. Veteran Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar & bass is a past student of Familyman, while super-charged performer Javaughn Bond rocks on three keyboards. Live audio engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the ‘70s will make special appearances as schedules permit.

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25th VI Blues Bash Victoria Headliners Announced

Blues Bash Victoria

Celebrate the end of the summer by rockin’ and groovin’ to live blues, R&B, and more at the 25th Annual Vancouver Island Blues Bash Victoria at the Outdoor Stage at Ship Point (in Victoria’s Inner Harbour,900 block of Wharf St) and at The Rubber Boot Club (1605 Store St, below Swan’s Brewpub) this Labour Day Weekend!


Blues BashSaturday, September 1 – 7:30pm ~ $29 (tax incl.)
“Feral blues guitar…non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge… he achieves pyrotechnics that rival Beck and Clapton.” – Rolling Stone
Since his Alligator Records debut 30 years ago, Southern blues-rock wizard and singer-songwriter Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. Now, he makes his triumphant return to Alligator Records with a powerful new album, Winning Hand. Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs and intense solos, Ellis has earned legions of fans with his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and memorable, original songs. His famous friends include Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Jonny Lang and members of Widespread Panic that call on him to sit in and jam. Whether it’s deep, slow blues or uptempo rockers, Tinsley Ellis always plays with grit, soul, and unbridled passion.


Sunday, September 2 – 7:30pm ~ $29 (tax incl.)

“Davina Sowers is a one-of-a-kind performer whose singing… has a sassiness bearing some comparison to that of heart-thumping blues queens Ma Rainey and Ida Cox.” – Downbeat

Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds (DATV) have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet, influenced by Fats Domino, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, draws from the last century of American music, converting audiences one show at a time. More than just a blues act, DATV’s shows overflow with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, and tender gospel passages. Davina Sowers defies category in a different way, and although often compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, comparisons don’t suffice. Sowers is a true original.


Friday, August 31 – 9:30pm ~ $15 (tax incl.)

With their brand of original, funky tracks and cleverly covered classic R&B tunes, Vancouver’s hippest Blue Funk band and the Yale’s house band for years, Brickhouse, blends classic and modern with ease, which makes seeing them live an addictive experience.


Blues BashSaturday, September 1 – 9:30pm ~ $15 (tax incl.)
Vancouver-based JUNO-nominated performer, Adam Robert Thomas, began primarily as a solo artist, but began developing his own band in 2015, writing in earnest and performing his own compositions in preparation for his debut album. His 2018 self-titled album ‘Adam Robert Thomas’ rose to #11 on the R&B charts in the US, providing listeners with funky, feel-good vibes reminiscent of Ray Charles, Donny Hathaway, Al Green and Steely Dan.


Ticket Outlets:

Victoria Jazz Society (250-388-4423 or 977 Alston St) and the Royal & McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121 or online at No service charges at the VJS office! Free Afternoon Performance Series (Noon to 5PM):

The following bands will perform at Ship Point starting at noon each day during the Vancouver Island Blues Bash:

Saturday, September 1:

Groove Kitchen • Don Peterson Blue Sky • Adam Robert Thomas • Bill Johnson Band

Sunday, September 2:

Deb Rhymer Blues Band • McKinley Wolf • David Vest • Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band

Monday, September 3:

Maureen Washington Blues Band • The Kingmixers • Brett Smith-Daniels • The Midnights

Rod Stewart returns to Victoria in October

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart-October 30 Victoria

Rod Stewart has added two dates in Canada this Fall to his extensive 2018 touring schedule! Join him for An Evening With Rod Stewart, October 30 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, and November 1 at Prospera Place, Kelowna, BC. This will be his first visit since his performance, which was the first concert at the newly opened Save On Foods Memorial Centre, some 13 years ago. He came out wearing a hard hat and safety vest as the arena was just being completed.

Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music, with an estimated 200 million records sold worldwide. With his signature voice, narrative songwriting, trendsetting style and passionate live performances he’s transcended all genres of popular music, from rock, folk, soul, R&B, new wave, and even the Great American Song Book; making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping albums throughout every decade of his five decade-long career.  As a singer and songwriter his many hits include “You Wear It Well,” “You’re in My Heart,” “Tonight’s the Night (The Final Acclaim),” “Gasoline Alley,” “Every Picture Tells a Story,” “Mandolin Wind,” “Sailing,” “The Killing of Georgie,” “Young Turks,” “Forever Young,” “Hot Legs,” “Infatuation” and the indelible, “Maggie May.” He most recently teamed with Joe Jonas’ DNCE at the 2017 MTV VMAs to debut their new version of his iconic 1978 hit ““Do Ya Think I’m Sexy.”

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Tickets are on sale beginning Friday, July 13 at 10AM PST via Fan Club pre-sales begin Tuesday July 10 at 8:00 AM PST.

Reserved seat tickets ($99, $199 plus fees) go on sale this Friday (July 13) at 10 a.m. through, charge by phone at 250-220-7777 or at the arena’s Select Your Tickets box office.

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Victoria Symphony Splash

Victoria Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Splash

Schedule of Events – Sunday, August 5

TD Family Zone: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Beverage Garden and Culinary Corner: 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Pre-show entertainment: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dock Side Drive
Maestro Kluxen

Victoria Symphony: 7:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Finale including 1812 Overture and Fireworks: 9:45 p.m. – 10 p.m.

TD Family Zone
The TD Family Zone located on the Fairmont Empress Lawn will feature plenty of activities for the entire family from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Activities will include:

  • Face painting
  • Instrument petting zoo
  • TD MySpend Challenge
  • An activity with the Royal BC Museum
  • Sportball bouncy castle
  • Victoria Symphony craft
  • Clowns and drumming workshops
  • World Cup Youth Soccer Shootout

Getting There

  • The event can be viewed by land or sea. Kayakers and canoeists can moor near the floating stage. Please ensure you have proper lights for your paddle home!
  • A passenger drop-off zone will be available on Government Street, located across the road from the Fairmont Empress Hotel on Sunday, August 5 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • There will be a special viewing area for people with disabilities and their families and friends on the northwest corner of the Fairmont Empress lawns.
  • Greater Victoria Harbour Authority will install fencing to protect the“Welcome to Victoria” flower bed again this year.
  • To maintain pedestrian access along walkways on days leading up to the event, lawn chairs must not be set up on the Upper or Lower Causeways until Sunday, August 5 at 8 a.m.
  • Parking will be free at City parkades and on-street meters on Sunday, August 5 and Monday, August 6.

Live Streaming
The Victoria Symphony Splash will be live streamed on the Victoria Symphony Facebook page!

Road Closures
On Sunday, August 5 the north lane of Belleville Street, between Government and Menzies Streets, will close at 5 a.m. At noon, both lanes on Belleville Street between Menzies and Government Streets will close to accommodate event set-up. By 2 p.m., the following roads will be closed: Government Street from Superior to Humboldt; Belleville Street from Menzies to Douglas; and Wharf Street from Government to Broughton.

Roads will open as soon as possible after the event on Sunday, August 5 between 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Monday, August 6.

Everyone who donates $5 or more will receive a Splash button which they can wear proudly to show their support for the event. Watch for volunteers roaming the event with buttons and donation barrels on site.

For more information about Victoria Symphony Splashclick here.

The Phillips Backyard Weekender DAY 3

Phillips Backyard Weekender The Phillips Backyard
Weekender 2018

Atomique Productions, The Zone at 91-3, and Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. present…

The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2018
continues today and wraps up – Sunday, July 22 Phillips Brewery Backyard, ANIAN Yard, Discovery Street 19+

Appearing in The Backyard…

The RevolutionReggie WattsKeys N KratesKelisTOO MANY ZOOZ!!! (Chk Chk Chk)Hollie CookDJ ShubMiles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down • FederaleMoontricksMiami Nights 1984Louise Burns MusicOrilla & GrossbusterSlim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers • The Champion Sound (Dj Murge & Verse)

Appearing at The Picnic-er Stage at ANIÁN, curated by Do250

Diamond CafeDylan StoneElectric Sex PantherJason VernersSmall Town ArtilleryTan and HideZee and The Empties • and many more to be announced!

Tickets are available both online at TicketWeb Canada and in-store at The Phillips Brewery (2010 Government St.).

The Phillips Backyard Weekender Individual Day Passes ($39.50):

Victoria’s biggest backyard brewery party is back! After we expanded our footprint last July to include Discovery Street and ANIÁN Yard it was clear to us it needed to continue. We’re looking forward to tweaking the site layout and serving up tons of cold beer next July 20-22!

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Barenaked Ladies celebrate 20th Anniv. of “Stunt”

Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies via

STUNT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION – Barenaked Ladies Revisit Their Most Successful Album With A CD/DVD Set That Features Bonus Tracks And The 1999 Documentary, Barenaked In America

LOS ANGELES – Barenaked Ladies are celebrating three decades of music this year with a summer tour and special edition of their most successful album, Stunt. The band, which was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year, was also honored during a ceremony at the Juno Awards.

STUNT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION features several bonus tracks along with a DVD that includes the 1999 documentary about the band’s Stunt tour directed by long-time fan Jason Priestly, titled Barenaked In America. This documentary features nearly 90 minutes of live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. Until now, the film has been unavailable on DVD in North America.

STUNT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION  CD/DVD set (PRICE) and double-LP (PRICE) set will be available on September 28. The music will also be available digitally and via streaming services on July 6.

Barenaked Ladies originally released their fourth and most successful studio album, Stunt, in July 1998. Stunt peaked at #3 on the Billboard. The album reached platinum status four times in both the US and Canada, and was certified gold in the UK. This year, band will celebrate their 30thAnniversary on October 1, 2018.

The album’s first single, “One Week,” was a breakthrough for the Canadian band in America, hitting #1 on the singles chart. The single sold more than five million copies and earned them a Grammy ® nomination. Other standout tracks from the hit album include: “It’s All Been Done,” “Call And Answer,” and “Light Up My Room.” The band recorded “Alcohol” completely naked, continuing a tradition it started with its first album, Gordon. STUNT: 20THANNIVERSARY EDITION includes three bonus songs: the album outtakes “She’s On Time” and “Long Way Back Home,” plus “Get In Line,” which originally appeared on the King Of The Hill Soundtrack. The vinyl version of this collection includes all the bonus tracks except “Get In Line.”

Today, the band will release a rare version of “Long Way Back Home” and will hit the road with Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall for the Last Summer on Earth 2018 Tour starting in Prior Lake, MN. Details on the tour can be found here:

For more information about BARENAKED LADIES, please contact Jessica Giordano in the Rhino Media Relations Department at or 818-238-6403.


CD/DVD Track Listing:

  1. “One Week”
  2. “It’s All Been Done”
  3. “Light Up My Room”
  4. “I’ll Be That Girl”
  5. “Leave”
  6. “Alcohol”
  7. “Call and Answer”
  8. “In The Car”
  9. “Never Is Enough”
  10. “Who Needs Sleep”
  11. “Told You So”
  12. “Some Fantastic”
  13. “When You Dream”

Bonus Tracks

  1. “She’s On Time” – From the Ltd. Edition
  2. “Long Way Back Home” – From the Ltd. Edition
  3. “Get In Line” – from King Of The Hill Soundtrack



LP Track Listing

  1. “One Week”
  2. “It’s All Been Done”
  3. “Light Up My Room”
  4. “I’ll Be That Girl”
  5. “Leave”
  6. “Alcohol”
  7. “Call and Answer”
  8. “In The Car”
  9. “Never Is Enough”
  10. “Who Needs Sleep”
  11. “Told You So”
  12. “Some Fantastic”
  13. “When You Dream”

Bonus Tracks

  1. “She’s On Time” – From the Ltd. Edition
  2. “Long Way Back Home” – From the Ltd. Edition



Barenaked In America – Documentary of the band’s “Stunt” tour, directed by Jason Priestly

1. A Glimpse Like no Other

2. Stunt Tour ’98; “Be My Yoko Ono”

3. Not The Road; “Who Needs Sleep”

4. Barenaked

5. Canada, Eh?

6. Backstage

7. Improvisation

8. On Stage; “Alcohol”

9. Rhythm; “Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank”

10. So Different; Break Your Heart”

11. Barenaked Hockey

12. Christmas Special; “The Old Apartment”

13. Bare-Who; “One Week”

14. New York; “If I Had $1,000,000”

15. Success; “It’s All Been Done”

16. Kevin; “Call And Answer”

17. Years To Come; “Brian Wilson”

18. End Credits; “Long Way Back Home”


The Stunt Tour – DVD

19. Introduction

20. It’s All Been Done

21. Who Needs Sleep

22. Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank

23. Alcohol

24. Call And Answer

25. Some Fantastic (ivory and Ivory)

26. One Week

27. Break Your Heart

28. The Old Apartment

29. Brian Wilson

30. If I Had $1,000,000

Rock The Shores 2018

Rock The Shores 2018

The line-up for Rock The Shores 2018 is out featuring over 25 artists.

The return of the festival, following a short hiatus,  includes an eclectic mix including Brian Wilson (founding member of the The Beach Boys and one of the great songwriters and producers of all time), Social DistortionX Ambassadors, and a few names that are frequent headliners locally:  The Sheepdogs, Jesse Roper, Kytami, Dirty Mountain and more.  Not to mention from the “whatever happened to” department, The Bedouin Soundclash. No strangers to Top 40 radio back in the early 2000’s.

Keep yourself up to date with Rock The Shores 2018 for tickets, festival information and everything else Rock The Shores by visiting the official site at:

About Rock The Shores via

Atomique Productions officially launched as a company in 1999, but its roots trace back to the days of early childhood for founders Nick Blasko and Dimitri Demers.

Meeting at Sundance Elementary School in the eighties, the two bonded over cartoons and lego, interests that were later joined by a shared passion for skateboarding and live local music.

Playing on their musical aspirations, in their early 20s Blasko and Demers started and managed bands, booked gigs, DJed their way from the Gulf Islands to Washington state, and helped throw some of the biggest events Victoria had ever seen. These feats paved the way for Atomique.

When the company did come to be, little did the pair know it would gain national recognition for its commitment to supporting up-and-coming bands, as well as its dedication to tracking down some of the biggest names to play Victoria, BC.

In an industry dominated by corporate promoters, Atomique remains proudly independent and understands the importance of supporting our community and working with local businesses to develop Vancouver Island’s arts culture.

While more and more festivals strive to book bands, Rock The Shores does its best to impress while realizing there’s still room for growth. However, with determination, hard work, field experience, and help from island friends, Rock The Shores aims to become a flawlessly executed, homegrown rock festival featuring some of the best bands spanning the globe.

As for now, we’re cool with being a festival that’s easily affordable, easily accessible, and easily the most epic weekend of the summer on the island.

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John Mellencamp – November 12 Victoria

John Mellencamp VictoriaJohn Mellencamp – November 12

John Mellencamp To Embark On Canadian Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour. The tour will visit Victoria November 12.

Following two hugely-successful U.S. concert tours, John will set out once again this Fall for 20+ stops across Canada for his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of Mellencamp’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concerts of his career, the tour will begin September 26th in Moncton, NB and span two months ending in Abbotsford, BC on November 14th.

John Mellencamp tickets will go on sale Friday, June 1st  for the Canadian Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Fall Tour! Watch’s TOUR page closely for updates

They will once again be offering pre-sale ticket access for free members of Learn how to join and use our pre-sales HERE. Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, May 30th at 10:00 AM local time and last through Thursday, May 31 at 10:00 PM. Ticket limit will be 6 tickets per website member per show

The general public ticket on-sales are scheduled for Friday, June 1st at 10:00 AM local venue time .  Purchase links will be available on’sTOUR page. Read More

John Mellencamp


John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Additionally, he will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14, 2018. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. In 1985, Mellencamp, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years.

John Mellencamp’s album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, featuring Carlene Carter, is his 23rd over the course of a remarkable career. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life and showcases a poet who has wisely used the years between youth and the present day to become an absolute master of songwriting and interpretation. That passion and experience resonates most beautifully in this showcase of his music.

John also wrote the title song for the film, The Yellow Birds, an American war film directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the novel The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jennifer Aniston, and Toni Collette. A theatrical release of this movie will debut June 15, 2018. As well, John journeyed into the darkness of coal mining life in his reverent cover of Merle Travis’ 1946 song “Dark as a Dungeon,” recorded in support of National Geographic’s acclaimed documentary about the mining industry, “From The Ashes,” produced by Michael Bloomberg, former NYC Mayor.

John continues to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. His style has progressed over the years as evidenced by several gallery shows and published portfolios, and in recent years he has increased his output by completing over 100 new works. Currently John’s second solo exhibition at the ACA Gallery titled “Life, Death, Love, and Freedom” opened on April 26, 2018 running through June 2, 2018.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical/play with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, a libretto by author Stephen King and production by T Bone Burnett will travel to various colleges and regional/local theaters in 2018.

Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of heartland rock; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel. John Mellencamp continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana.


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