Legends of Rock: John Mellencamp Opens at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame September 29
iHeartRadio Will Broadcast the Event Live on its Radio Stations Nationwide Featuring an Exclusive Performance by John Mellencamp Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
September 26, 2022—The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame confirm the Hall’s newest permanent exhibition, Legends of Rock: John Mellencamp, opening September 29 at 10am.
iHeartRadio will broadcast the opening for a special live edition of “iHeartRadio ICONS with John Mellencamp” nationwide featuring a performance by Mellencamp at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mellencamp will speak with iHeartMedia’s on air personality Jim Kerr about the exhibit and a very special tour announcement. The performance and interview and will air at 5 p.m. EST on September 29 across select iHeartMedia Classic Rock, Adult Hits, Classic Hits and Variety stations nationwide.
“John is one of the great singer songwriters of our time, who has had a profound impact on music and culture,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises. “We are thrilled to be there in Cleveland to broadcast this special honor for such an influential artist.”
To purchase general admission for Thursday, September 29 to experience John Mellencamp Fan Day or to reserve a free ticket to A Conversation with John Mellencamp, visit rockhall.com.
The John Mellencamp Fan Day experience will include highlights from Mellencamp’s induction and Rock Hall moments screening all day in the Ahmet Ertegun Exhibition Hall, an interactive Garage Takeover where fans can learn, play or sing Mellencamp songs in the Jam Room with actual instruments, a Long Live Rock photo opportunity for fans and plus food, bar trucks and the beer garden open, Rock Boxes located in downtown Cleveland along East 9th Street playing Mellencamp’s music, as well as educational activities on their Rock Hall EDU site.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s beloved Legends of Rock exhibit is expanding, now spanning four floors with artifacts from Prince, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, Jimi Hendrix and more. The Rock Hall continues to expand their collection with the inclusion of John Mellencamp to the popular, growing exhibit.
Museum goers can expect to see artifacts including the suit worn in promotional photos for Mellencamp’s 2003 album Trouble No More, his 1976 Fender Telecaster Custom guitar played onstage extensively and the studio tracking chart for “Jack and Diane” from 1981, a guitar gifted to Mellencamp by David Bowie, and also representing his art will be an oil painting by Mellencamp himself, Backbone (2022).
Mellencamp is also planning a forthcoming tour starting in the winter of 2023. Details to be announced soon. To stay up to date on tour news and more, sign up at Mellencamp.com
A reissue of Mellencamp’s beloved eighth studio album Scarecrow is set for release November 4 on Mercury/UME. The box set will include two CDs of newly remixed and remastered songs plus previously unreleased bonus tracks and alternate versions, a booklet full of rare photographs and all new liner notes by acclaimed author and music critic Anthony DeCurtis. Pre-order HERE.
Mellencamp is a member of the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award, the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and most recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.