Scotiabank Place

Scotiabank Place

November 05, 2007 09:03 ET

John Mellencamp with Tom Cochrane & Red Rider Visit Scotiabank Place on Feb. 2

JOHN MELLENCAMP with TOM COCHRANE & RED RIDER SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 2008 SCOTIABANK PLACE - OTTAWA Doors: 6:30 P.M. Show: 7:30 P.M. Tickets on sale Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 @ 10 a.m. Tickets available at Scotiabank Place Box Office, All Ottawa-Gatineau Area Sports Experts Locations. Charge by phone at (613) 599-3267 or (877) 788-3267; Order online at or Tickets (incl. GST) $150, $95.50, $69.50 & $49.50; Reserved Seating (Plus CRF and service charges)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2007) - John Mellencamp, having just embarked on a six week U.S. tour this week, will be performing a series of Canadian dates, across six provinces, in February, 2008. Mellencamp will be joined on the bill by Canada's own Tom Cochrane & Red Rider for a total of 12 performance dates that kick off on February 1 in Montreal. The tour goes on to Ontario for dates in Ottawa, London, Toronto and Sault Ste. Marie. These will be followed by concerts in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Red Deer, Calgary, with the last three dates on the Pacific coast in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria.

Mellencamp noted, "We're very excited about playing these dates with Tom for our friends across Canada. We've incorporated some interesting innovations in terms of staging and lighting that are working out very well for us on the current tour that we'll be bringing along. But, of course, what's most important, the essence of these shows, is the music and the songs."

Tom Cochrane commented, "We will be doing a one hour set and it will be packed with songs like 'Life Is A Highway,' 'Big League,' 'Lunatic Fringe,' 'White Hot,' 'Boy Inside the Man,' 'Good Times' and more: songs that are close to a lot of Canadian hearts. The band is sounding outrageously good these days and we are looking forward to this tour."

Mellencamp and his band - Mike Wanchic, (guitar), Andy York (guitar), Dane Clark (drums), John Gunnell (bass), Miriam Sturm (violin) and Troye Kinnett (keyboards) - have been working together almost continually since early in August when they participated in recording sessions for a new album, as yet untitled, produced by T Bone Burnett. It is expected that some of the songs from that album will be performed on the Canadian concert tour as well as Mellencamp's classic repertoire.

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