Los Lobos Join Mellencamp Tour

(PR) It has just been announced that Los Lobos will join John Mellencamp on the first leg of his fall tour that kicks off October 26, continuing through mid-November. Los Lobos, the East Los Angeles rock band that has crossed cultural and generational boundaries for more than thirty years, will share stages with Mellencamp and his band in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Indiana, Mellencamp’s native state.

Mellencamp and his band -- Mike Wanchic (guitar), Andy York (guitar), Dane Clark (drums), John Gunnell (bass), Miriam Sturm (violin) and Troye Kinnett (keyboards) have just completed work on tracks for a new, as yet untitled album recorded at Mellencamp’s Belmont Mall studio, near Bloomington, IN, produced by T Bone Burnett. While a broad spectrum of Mellencamp’s repertoire, reflecting four decades of recording, will be represented in the fall tour dates, it is also expected that some of the unreleased songs from the new sessions will be previewed as well.

Likewise, Los Lobos -- Cesar Rosas, Louie Pérez, Steve Berlin, Conrad Lozano and David Hidalgo -- will be highlighting songs from the breadth of their career, including their latest album Town and City, using musical molds built on the blues, rockabilly, jazz, Latin and their own Mexican-American heritage.

On Thursday of this week (9/6) Mellencamp will perform on NBC’s NFL kickoff telecast on immediately preceding the Indiana Colts vs. New Orleans Saints’ season opener. Following that, Mellencamp will journey to New York’s Randall’s Island where, on Sunday, September 9th, he will perform as part of this year’s Farm Aid 2007: A Home Grown Festival along with his Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds plus The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Supersuckers, The Ditty Bops, Montgomery Gentry and others.

John Mellencamp Fall Tour Dates with Los Lobos

Date City Venue / tickets on sale
10/26 Terre Haute , IN Hulman Center 9/8 - 10 AM
10/27 Champaign , IL Assembly Center 9/8 - 9 AM
10/28 Louisville , KY Freedom Hall 9/8 - 10 AM
10/30 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Area 9/8 - 10 AM
11/1 Ft. Wayne, IN Memorial Coliseum 9/15 - 10AM
11/2 Toledo, OH Seagate Convention Centre 9/15 - 10AM
11/3 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Field House 9/15 - 11AM
11/6 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center 9/8 - 11AM
11/7 Mankato, MN Alltel Center 9/7 - 10AM
11/9 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena 9/7 - 10AM
11/10 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center 9/14 - 10AM
11/11 Omaha, NE Qwest Center 9/14 - 10AM
11/14 Rockford, IL Metrocentre 9/8 - 10 AM
11/15 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 9/8 - 11 AM

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