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John Mellencamp to play Forest Hills Stadium July 11

Feb. 22, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan

Classic rock legend John Mellencamp will be coming to Queens this summer.

Mellencamp will swing by Forest Hills Stadium on July 11 as part of his upcoming “Sad Clowns and Hillbillies” tour, named for his album that will drop in April, announced the singer last weekend. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. show.

He will be joined by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris, country singer Carlene Carter, and sister duo Lily & Madeleine.

Mellencamp is known for his heartland rock style music, and rose to fame in the 1980s. He is best known for many of his top-10 singles, including “Hurts So Good,” “Jack & Diane,” “Crumblin’ Down,” and more.

Tickets for the concert cost between $60.50 and $145.50, and go onsale at 10 a.m. on Friday, though presale for Mellencamp’s fan club began earlier today.

Forest Hills Stadium will see many other famous acts perform throughout the summer as well, including The xx on May 19 and 20, The Chainsmokers on June 9 and 10, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on July 26 and 27, among others.

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