On April 21, John Mellencamp will release his 23rd album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. He announced the news today along with a five-week tour of the U.S.
He’ll begin on June 5 at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village, Colo., and conclude on July 11 at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, N.Y., with a handful of fair dates in August and September. He’ll be joined by Carlene Carter, who is featured prominently on the new record. Opening up on most days will be country legend Emmylou Harris, although Jewel will fill in for her during the two shows in Oregon, and Lily & Madeleine, a folk-pop sister duo from Indianapolis.