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John Mellencamp Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 96

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5.0 star rating MaryEllen from Long Island , New York

MELLENCAMP AT THE SAENGER THEATER NOLA

I totally understand all the negative comments about john. He’s a bit gruff and even to the people that butter his bread. But in all honesty I have to just get past that. I have been attending his shows regularly since 1986. I have traveled to other states to see him. His music makes me move and his band is extremely tight. It’s rock and roll the way I love it. If you go to the show and listen to the music without screaming out unsolicited requests you, everyone around you and the band will enjoy the night! I travelled from New York to NOLA to see him and he DEFINITELY DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Looking forward to seeing him at The Beacon in New York in June, a local show.

5.0 star rating Kelly S from Houston, Texas

HOUSTON SHOW WAS GREAT!!

Complaining about 30 min movie clips before the show? Really? John’s voice is rougher, but still strong. Crowd on their feet for a lot of the show even though an older crowd. Know who he is before attending. Complaining about his politics is ridiculous. He’s always been a fighter for the down trodden. Loved his non hits.

5.0 star rating Helen from New York, New York

THANKS FOR A GREAT EVENING!

I’m glad I didn’t read any reviews before I went. I like to judge for myself. Yes the 25 minute pre performance black and white movie clips seemed odd. In the end, the clips seemed to point to serious monologues and social topics in the news today. I was impressed by the energy and choreography of the band. When the screen raised and the four musicians stepped in unison, for me it was like watching the 4 horsemen stepping forward to attack. Was there foul language? Yes, and I don’t care. We’re there touching stories? Yes, and I do care. And was the audience engaged? Yes! Very engaged and except for a scant few immature individuals, they were respectful; dancing, singing, laughing, and when called for, silent. Thanks for a great evening Mr M and friends.

5.0 star rating Shannon olsen from Portland, Oregon

GREAT ENTERTAINER

Music was great. Message was great. Love JCM. One of a kind performer! Talented, Caring, and Says what needs to be said. Thank you for a great evening! Take care - I'd see you when you were 100 like your grandmother if I'm still here!

5.0 star rating from Vancouver, British Columbia

HE’S STILL GOT IT

Wow!!!! Just wow!!! At 72 this man can still belt it out as though he were 30 again. Been a Mellencamp fan since the early 80s. The o LT thing I miss is the ripped jeans and rocker look

5.0 star rating Richard Katz from Seattle, Washington

JOHN ROCKED BUT THE AUDIENCE WAS RUDE

He was great and personable but the audience not so much— rude, drunk and not really wanting to hear the show. He actually had to say something to people who were screaming and not letting him sing. Seriously Seattle audience was disgusting laughing at serious stuff, tell him to fast forward through a story and screaming stupid stuff as he told us about a song or life moment. It was so bad that our whole row found other seats

5.0 star rating Johnny Rotten from Denver, Colorado

GREAT SHOW IN DENVER

Not sure how anybody could not have loved this show. The dude is a straight up artist. Love it or hate it he had a couple messages but keeping it low key. If you don’t appreciate art don’t go. If you want to relive your past with his hits. There is enough for you to be satisfied or maybe not. Brilliant show for Melloncamp fans to see.

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