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John Mellencamp headlines downtown

September 18, 2014
| By Pat Evans |
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John Mellencamp headlines downtown
John Mellencamp, born in 1971, started “gigging in local bars and fronting a soul band” by the age 14. Photo via

Tickets to a hall-of-fame rocker’s Grand Rapids show go on sale tomorrow.

John Mellencamp will visit DeVos Performance Hall during his 80-stop “Plain Spoken” tour on June 9, 2015.

Mellencamp, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be joined on stage by Carlene Carter.

Grammy-winning Mellencamp will release his new album, “Plain Spoken,” on Sept. 23, and tickets to the show provide a free download of the album.


Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. at DeVos Place, Van Andel Arena, Ticketmaster ticket centers and

Prices for the tickets vary between $42 and $119.50.

VIP packages are available online for $251.50 and include tickets in the first 10 rows, limited-edition memorabilia and more. 

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