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John Mellencamp Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 102



1.0 star rating Heather from Toronto, Ontario


I was given tickets to the John Cougar Mellencamp concert for Christmas. It was the worst concert I have been to. He seemed bent on his own boring agenda. Let me give you an example. The concert began with a 35 minute reel of old movie clips. The crowd wasn't checked in, and starting calling "We want music". The concert, which he said was not a concert, but a performance was lacklustre at best. He told stories that fell flat, and too many songs that his audience didn't know. A big waste of money. Venue (Massey Hall) was great as always.

1.0 star rating Anonymous from Toledo, OH


Very disappointing concert. Started out with 25 minutes of movie clips from old movies taht had nothing to do with anything. You would have thought he would have come out and explained why we had to sit through that. About a 3rd of the way through the set, someone yelled out from the audience for him to qiut story telling an play music. He got very vulger with is language and walked off the stage saying concert was over. He then came back out about 5 minutes later, sang about 4 songs and walked off. Never appoligized for anything or made any comments or even thanked us for coming. He voice was very rough and his back up singers did a lot of the singing. Shouldn't have waisted my money.

1.0 star rating Diane from Omaha, Nebraska


I used to enjoy JCM. I would be kinder to recognize all pressures of being older, on the road, etc - but JCM didn't give us that break in ticket pricing-did he? I really bought the ticket for the backup performer that was SUPPOSED to be playing w/him. I feel snookered - obviously did not play. Instead we endured 25 MIN of old movie clips. YIKES-- the theme, as I surmised -- see above title. It did set the correct tone for the performance. JCM giving stage performance instructions to the bass player in 2 or 3rd song - really? Tragic. Voice shot. We left after the film & 4 songs and I was suicidal then - glad I missed all the antics others note. Sad and depressing. If you "Got No Friends" and you dislike doing what you do as much as he obviously does- which emanates from every pore- know when to hang it up. Find another way to pay for your little pink houses - the Soho digs, etc. Personally, I'm done. I'll go listen to an old album- or burn it in memorium to what used to be.

1.0 star rating P Greene from Norfolk Va Chrysler Hall 4/21/24


It started with 30 minutes of old movie clips. Then he sang songs that nobody came to hear for the next 30 minutes . People buy tickets to hear the hits that made him rich. When he finally played a hit song he changed it up or had the audience sing it. Midway thru the concert he took a break while the violin Player explained he didn’t want to do a rock concert of all his hits but a more meaningful evening, then they played a tape of Paul Newmans wife reading the words to his song.He also told a story of a girl in Portland that wanted to know if she had to give him sex for a bus ticket, plane ticket or food , he blamed this on the USA. He was smoking on stage , I bet if I or anyone else lit up inside we would be escorted out. We left after one hour, hopefully others will read this and save their time and money, truly this is the worst concert ever .

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