Mellencamp, Cowboy Junkies coming to P.G.

John Mellencamp and the No Better Than This Tour with special guests Cowboy Junkies will be at the CN Centre on June 17.

John Mellencamp and the No Better Than This Tour with special guests Cowboy Junkies will be at the CN Centre on June 17.

Tickets went on sale March 30 at all Ticketmaster locations.

Mellencamp, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and voice of the small town experience, transcends music styles. His music speaks to people of all generations.

Mellencamp is known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock. He has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has amassed 22 top 40 hits. With seven tracks, he holds the record for most tracks by a solo artist to hit No. 1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and has been nominated for 13 Grammy awards and won one. He is also one of the founding members of Farm Aid.

With the March 27 release of The Wilderness, Cowboy Junkies have completed their four album collection, The Nomad Series. The Toronto-based group – Margo Timmins, vocalist, Michael Timmins, songwriter, guitarist, Peter Timmons, drummer and Alan Anton bassist –  is now on tour with John Mellencamp.

Fans can look forward to the four CDs being released as a box set in April with a bonus disc that will also be included in the upcoming book. Margo Timmins, whose two-month stay in China was behind their Renmin Park album (2010), sums up the band’s motivation for taking on a such a massive project:

“The main reason for wanting to do it is that as we steam through our 25th year, we feel that we have the energy and inspiration to pull it off.”

John Mellencamp with special guests Cowboy Junkies will be at the CN Centre on Sunday, June 17 (Father’s Day). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.