John Mellencamp to Perform at Palace Theatre, June 13th
ALBANY – On June 13th, the esteemed rock and roll singer-songwriter, John Mellencamp, is set to grace the stage at Palace Theatre. The show will be part of his Live and in Person 2023 Tour. This is sure to be a night-not-to-miss!
Born October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana, John Mellencamp fell in love with music at an early age and was gigging in local bars and fronting a soul band by the time he was 14. His professional music career began in earnest in 1976 when MCA Records released his first album, The Chestnut Street Incident. His manager dubbed him Johnny Cougar out of his belief that nobody would buy a record by anybody named Mellencamp. John protested but was overruled and eventually, of course, reclaimed his birth name as his public name.
Mellencamp was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 and is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He’s a Grammy winner and the recipient of numerous awards, including The Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck Awards, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award and their highest honor, the Founders Award, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, and the Billboard Century Award, amongst a host of other honors.
Through his career that spans more than four decades, John has released 25 studio albums – his latest being Orpheus Descending, released on June 2nd – and still remains actively touring. The Heartland rocker is doing anything but slowing down.
The event is set to start at 8:00 pm. Tickets range from $49.50 to $139.50 and can be purchased here.