John Mellencamp announces 2017 U.S. summer tour
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John Mellencamp will hit the road this summer for a 27-city romp across the U.S. from June through early September. The Grammy-winning rocker will be touring in support of his upcoming studio album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, which will hit shelves on April 23 via Republic Records.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer unveiled the big news on Feb. 26 via a media release posted at his official John Mellencamp website. The multi-platinum seller will be joined by guest artists Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter and sister duo Lily & Madeline along with a special appearance by Jewel, who'll replace Harris on a pair of dates in Oregon.

Produced by AEG Live, The Clowns & Hillbillies Tour will launch June 5 in Greenwood Village, Colorado, at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. The “Hurt So Good” hitmaker and company will play a combination of theaters, amphitheaters and state fairs, hitting numerous major cities along the way, including stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia and New York before wrapping up Sept. 1 in Essex Junction, Vermont, at Champlain Valley Fair.

Select presales and VIP packages will begin Wed., Feb. 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thurs., Feb. 23 at 10:00 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public starting Fri., Feb,. 24 at 10:00 a.m. local time except for the Vienna dates, which goes on sale Sat., March 18 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Fans will receive a CD copy Sad Clowns & Hillbillies with each online purchase. For more information, click here.

Sad Clowns & Hillbillies was recorded in Belmont Mall Studio in Belmont, Indiana. A follow up to 2014's critically heralded Plain Spoken, the upcoming release features major contributions from Mellencamp's frequent tour mate Carlene Carter. Track listing and further details are expected to be announced shortly.

See below for John Mellencamp's 2017 U.S. summer tour schedule. Tickets for select events are available at AXS.

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June 5 — Greenwood Village, CO — Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
 June 7 — Boise, ID — Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden (Click here for tickets)
 June 8 — Redmond, WA — Marymoor Park (Click here for tickets)
 June 10 — Troutdale, OR — McMenamins Edgefield (Click here for tickets)
 June 11 — Bend, OR — Les Schwab Amphitheater (Click here for tickets)
 June 13 — Saratoga, CA — The Mountain Winery
 June 14 — Saratoga, CA — The Mountain Winery
 June 17 — Murphys, CA — Ironstone Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
 June 18 — Los Angeles, CA — Greek Theatre (Click here for tickets)
 June 21 — Grand Prairie, TX — Verizon Theatre (Click here for tickets)
 June 22 — Sugar Land, TX — Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land (Click here for tickets)
 June 24 — Saint Augustine, FL — Saint Augustine Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
 June 25 — Boca Raton, FL — Mizner Park Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
 June 27 — Atlanta, GA — Chastain Park Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
 June 28 — Cary, NC — Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
 June 30 — Gilford, NH — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (Click here for tickets)
 July 1 — Lenox, MA — Tanglewood (Click here for tickets)
 July 3 — Vienna, VA — Wolf Trap (Click here for tickets)
 July 6 — Philadelphia, PA — The Mann Music Center (Click here for tickets)
 July 7 — Bethel, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (Click here for tickets)
 July 8 — Canandaigua, NY — CMAC (Click here for tickets)
 July 11 — New York, NY — Forest Hills Stadium (Click here for tickets)
 Aug. 4 — West Allis, WI — Wisconsin State Fair
 Aug. 5 — Davenport, IA — Mississippi Valley Fair
 Aug. 29 — St Paul, MN — Minnesota State Fair
 Aug. 31 — Allentown, PA — The Great Allentown Fair
 Sept. 1 — Essex Junction, VT — Champlain Valley Fair