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Here’s a rock and roll tour for ya – Bob Dylan + John Mellencamp + Willie Nelson


Bob Dylan is once again revisiting his highly successful summer tour of minor league ballparks, which inspired similar tours featuring Def Leppard and Bryan Adams, and Counting Crows with Live and Collective Soul. Dylan grabs fellow veteran ballpark traveler Willie Nelson and adds John Mellencamp to the bill.

Dylan was so-bad-that-I-walked-out awful a few years ago when he played Classic Park in Eastlake with Nelson, but with the addition of Mellencamp to the lineup, I'd certainly go check this one out again in Eastlake, where the trio will be on July 11th.

I'd love to see a similar tour with Tom Petty - the pairing possibilities are endless, and one possibility that I'd love to see, would be Petty with Roger McGuinn, and....perhaps Stevie Nicks?

via Rock God Cred

Bob Dylan has just announced an ambitious line-up for this year’s summer concert tour. Along with fellow troubadour Willie Nelson, this summer The Bob Dylan Show will also feature John Mellencamp, marking just the second time in the past 24 years that these three performers have shared the concert stage.

All concert tickets are priced at $67.50 and most shows are general admission, allowing fans to grab a seat in the stands or find a place to watch from the field. Tickets will go on sale throughout the month of May (see attachment) and will be available at the local ballpark ticket office and affiliated ticket outlets. *Children 14 and under get in free with each adult ticket holder. Showtime is 5:30pm and gates open at 5:00. There is no baseball game on the day of the show. For more information about the tour and presale opportunities, visit

July 2009
2 - Sauget, IL - GCS Ballpark
4 - South Bend, IN - Coveleski Stadium
8 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Slugger Field
10 - Dayton, OH - Fifth Third Field
11 - Eastlake, OH - Classic Park
13 - Washington, PA - Consol Energy Park
14 - Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park
15 - New Britain, CT - New Britain Stadium
19 - Syracuse, NY - Alliance Bank Stadium
21 - Pawtucket, RI - McCoy Stadium
23 - Lakewood, NJ - FirstEnergy Park
24 - Aberdeen, MD - Ripken Stadium
25 - Norfolk, VA - Harbor Park
28 - Durham, NC - Durham Bulls Athletic Park
29 - Sevierville, TN - Smokies Park

August 2009
4 - Round Rock, TX - The Dell Diamond
5 - Corpus Christi, TX - Whataburger Field
7 - Grand Prairie, TX - QuikTrip Park
11 - Glendale, AZ - Camelback Ranch
12 - Las Vegas, NV - Cashman Field
14 - Fresno, CA - Chukchansi Park
15 - Stockton, CA - Banner Island Ballpark

  • Bridget


    Of the two Dylan shows I’ve been to, one was great and one was mediocre. I would have probably said that I’d seen him enough. But add Willie and my little blue collar heart just melts.

    Only problem is that this interferes with the birthday plans for Lebowski Fest…

  • Dave C.

    Tell us more about the bad show you walked out on. How bad could it have been?

  • Matt Wardlaw

    Dave, it was just really uninspired. Started off really good with Dylan’s voice sounding really great, and he’s not mumbling his way through the tunes – all of the elements that make up the “good nights with Dylan” that I had heard about.

    And then the performance just went south, and though I was thrilled to finally be seeing a legend, I eventually had my fill and we left.

    I was there with a DIEHARD Dylan fan btw – I would have stayed until the end with him, but he turned to me and wanted to go because of how bad it was…and this was a guy that has seen his share of Dylan shows…both great and mediocre. I’m not sure that he’ll ever go see Dylan again, which is of course, potentially his loss.

    As for me, when the choice was Wilco or Dylan at Virgin Fest last year, I chose Wilco. From my comrades’ review of Dylan, sounds like I didn’t miss much.

    But like Bridget, with this year’s package, I’ll definitely go see Bob and crew.

    BTW – I went to the show on that particular night to see Willie Nelson, because I’ve always been a huge fan – Willie didn’t wow me either. I look at this new tour as the chance to see two legends (Bob and Willie) again, and a chance to finally see Mellencamp, who I’ve never seen…

  • Lee Arnold

    MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the ninth show slated for Summerfest 2009. Bob Dylan will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 1 at 7:30 PM along with special guest Willie Nelson.
    Tickets for Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson will go on sale Saturday, May 2 at 10 AM and will be available for $59.50 (Red), $49.50 (Yellow), and $37.00 (bench). All prices include Summerfest admission.
    A limited number of bar-coded wristbands for free, general admission lawn seats will be available the day of the concert for this show. The wristbands will be issued in the forecourt of the Marcus Amphitheater on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the show to patrons who have obtained admission to the grounds. Patrons must obtain admission to Summerfest in addition to any free general admission lawn ticket.

  • Stacy

    The Mr. saw Mellencamp a few years back and even tho not a big fan said it was a great show. BTW I made him listen to the Thin Lizzy record on Fri night blasting it on the outdoor speakers. Now he likes it. Ha!

  • Matt Wardlaw

    Yeah – I have plenty of Mellencamp boots…and now that I think about it, I saw him play for free in Public Square about 8 or 10 years ago….just guitar and voice amplified by a small practice amp…so I haven’t really seen a proper show, but that one was a cool one to witness. He was stumping either politically or for a new album (almost the same thing in MellencampWorld) and was out barnstorming cities with impromptu sets of mostly cover songs.