Jewel Joins John Mellencamp on Australian Tour

The anticipated return of John Mellencamp with special guest JEWEL and country music artist Carlene Carter

Australian audiences can see John Mellencamp during a seven-date tour of Australia in February 2016, supported by a special international guest, singer, and songwriter Jewel

The US musician – whose extraordinary list of honours includes a 2011 Billboard Century Award, the Woody Guthrie Award in 2004, a Grammy Award and the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting – was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2012, he was awarded for the John Steinbeck Award, which is given to artists to capture “the spirit of Steinbeck’s empathy, commitment to democratic views, and belief in the dignity of the common man”.

Tickets go on sale at 10am (local time) on Friday October 23 for performances in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and the Hunter Valley.

Visa cardholders can purchase advanced tickets through Visa Entertainment. The presale for performances in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and the Hunter Valley start from 10am (local time) Tue 20 Oct to 10am (local time) Wed 21 Oct

Perth: Saturday February 6 at Sandalford Estate, Swan Valley
Melbourne: Tuesday February 9 at Rod Laver Arena
Sydney: Friday February 12 at Allphones Arena
Hunter Valley: Saturday February 13 at Roche Estate
Brisbane: Tuesday February 16 at The Riverstage
Canberra: Thursday February 18 at AIS Arena
Adelaide: Saturday February 20 at Oakbank Racecourse

Mellencamp will be supported by Alaskan singer-songwriter Jewel, performing songs from her extensive catalogue and latest release Picking Up The Pieces. Since her debut Piece of You in 1995, which featured the massive hit Who Will Save Your Soul, Jewel has established herself as one of the most successful musicians of her generation with powerful mentors including Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard and Neil Young. A storyteller at heart, Jewel also has written her memoir, Never Broken, authored two children’s books, and a pair of successful children’s albums.

Mellencamp will also be joined by country singer and songwriter Carlene Carter. Daughter of country music legends June Carter Cash and Carl Smith, Carter’s career took off with the album I Fell in Love in 1990. During her career, Carter has recorded twelves albums and released more than twenty singles, with 3 peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Her latest album titled Carter Girl was released by Rounder Records in 2014.