An independent show guide not a venue or show. All tickets 100% guaranteed, some are resale, prices may be above face value.We're an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed prices may be above face value.We are an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed and they may be priced above or below face value.
The music by Mellencamp and his band was great, but audio was not. At 8 pm, it was very odd to have to sit through 30 minutes of old movie clips from the 1940’s through the 1960’s for no apparent reason. (I didn’t pay $150 to see movie clips!) Also strange were a number of mannequins present on the stage throughout the show, for no clear reason. I found them VERY creepy and was eager to leave the venue as soon as he stopped playing. Female violinist was fabulous.
DGOK from New York, New York
THE "MAVERICK" SELLS OUT
"Sponsored by TCM." Aside from the TCM contractual obligation, apparently John's ego saw this as an opportunity to inform us of all his 1950's inspirational movie heroes in a 30+ minute self absorbed docu-clunker. Cat calls grew with each new "who-cares" clip. Hopefully, this sort of brazen sponsorship affliction will not catch on.
If you can get by the constant "F-bombs," spitting lung fish on the stage, aimless stories, tough guy persona and political preaching...you might just enjoy what is otherwise a good show.
Lynn from Buffalo, New York
WANTED TO LOVE IT
So disappointed in this performance at Sheas in Buffalo.. First off, it’s NOT a concert as he will tell you.
The 30 minutes of mixed old black and white movies at the beginning was a complete buzz kill and I almost fell asleep.
Had he started the show at 8:30 and just ran the movies while people were settling in, I think it would have been much better.
Audience members were booing after 15-20 minutes of these movies as it made no sense and us old folks were falling asleep.
It was agony to sit through especially since the lights were off and everyone was patiently waiting for the live music we paid for.
Once he began performing, I did enjoy the concert but it took me a while to get back into concert mode.
Jack and Diane was pretty much all sung by the audience and uneventful. He didn’t play many of his classics which made me sad.
Overall, I left feeling confused on what I just experienced. The weird creepy mannequins on all 4 sides of the stage are still smiling at me!
Strange and weird vibe for sure!
On a positive note, I really loved the violin player!!
I have been to Sheas many times and everything is always great but this show was just not for me.
Leann from Houston, Texas
DIDN’T PLAY HIS BEST STUFF
I was so excited to hear the oldies but goodies, but he spent the first 2 hours playing his new material…. very disappointed
Drew from austin, tx
actually just saw him in Austin. I came away disapointed and much to my not suprised googled reviews and found this. Sounds like his banter and crowd admonishment is the same at every venue. The warmup act is old movies so wait about 40 minutes after his start time to miss that bullshit. could have started with i need a lover which is a great riff with electrifying guitar solo, btw he never played it, started with i have no friends, should change the words to i hate my fans. He missed a great opportunity to storytell go through the albums and years. He has a great catalog and i didnt need to hear all the hits but some familiar bside hits would have been cool. No encore. Im more mad at myself than him for overpaying for these tickets and concert. It hurt, but not so good.
Diana from Houston, Texas
TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY
I was SO disappointed in this concert. He didn't play any of the hits I grew up loving. Then he got all political. I left early and didn't regret it. He only played songs that were unknown.
C.H. from Portland, Oregon
As an '80s graduate from high school, I was so excited to revisit my youth with John Cougar Mellencamp songs. We had an amazing meal, and walked across the street to Keller Auditorium. The vibe was palpable. Then, it all went straight to shit. The whole movie opening thing got old real fast. The audience was actually booing by about the fourth one. I totally get where Mellencamp was going and that Brando and Newman were his idols etc etc. But it was boring and an absolute buzzkill. Finally, he came out and sang songs that I had no idea about. When he started admonishing the crowd for cheering loudly, it was so unnecessary. Then, he actually shit all over the town I live in, Portland, Oregon. God knows we have our issues, but I just felt ashamed to even be living here. It was sad, it was maddening, and I am just plain pissed. What a total waste of money. He had me, and lost me right at the very beginning for the rest of the show. I know I wasn't the only one. I'm sorry that I went.
Please note: All prices are listed in US Dollars (USD). The term Massey Hall and/or John Mellencamp as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Massey Hall and/or John Mellencamp and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only.
We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Massey Hall and/or John Mellencamp and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.