Mellencamp Announces Summer Tour Dates
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"I can't go out in front of 10,000 drunk people and play. There's just nothing there to do for me with that. I'm a musician. I'm a songwriter. You're here to hear music, if that's what you want to do and you think it's worthy. But I'm not here for your folly and you're throwing up, too. I really have no interest in doing that...It's fine if people want to be drunk and dance to music. That's what those (big) places are for, but that's not what I want to do."Fans who buy tickets online Mellencamp's tour will receive a physical copy of the Sad Clowns & Hillbillies album, which comes out April 21. The full tour itinerary includes: June 5 - Greenwood Village, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre June 7 - Boise, ID - Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden June 8 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park June 10 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield June 11 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater June 13, 14 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery June 17 - Murphys, CA - Ironstone Amphitheatre June 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre June 21 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre June 22 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land June 24 - Saint Augustine, FL - Saint Augustine Amphitheatre June 25 - Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheatre June 27 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre June 28 - Cary, NC - Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre June 30 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion July 01 - Lenox, MA - Tanglewood July 03 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap July 06 - Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Music Center July 07 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts July 08 - Canandaigua, NY - CMAC July 11 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium August 4 - West Allis, WI - Wisconsin State Fair August 5 - Davenport, IA - Mississippi Valley Fair August 29 - St Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair August 31 - Allentown, PA - The Great Allentown Fair September 1 - Essex Junction, VT - Champlain Valley Fair Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.