This will be just the second time in 24 years that these three performers have shared the concert stage. The Bob Dylan Show summer concert tour includes stops at the top minor league baseball parks around the country. The tour will end with the final stop at Banner Island Ballpark. The Stockton Ports are the only California League team present on The Bob Dylan Show tour this year.
"We're excited to have Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson to Banner Island Ballpark this summer for what will be a concert to remember," said Ports President and General Manager Pat Filippone. "It's going to be an incredible show. We're very excited to have these three legends be the first to perform a concert at our beautiful ballpark, and we're proud to bring a top notch national tour like this to Stockton and San Joaquin County in 2009. We look forward to hosting many more fun concerts in the years to come, and to make Banner Island Ballpark one of the top event venues in the state of California."
Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30. Tickets may be purchased through the Stockton Ports ticket office at Banner Island Ballpark, by calling the Ports at (209) 644-1900 or by going online at www.stocktonports.com.
Tickets for the show are priced at $68.50 for general admission. Children ages 14 and under get in free when they are accompanied by a paid adult. Except for the suites and Comcast Club seats, all seats in the stadium for the event will be general admission. Ports suite holders and Comcast Club season ticket holders will be offered the first chance to purchase tickets, and Ports season ticket holders will also have the option to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public on May 30.
Bob Dylan, who will release a new album entitled Together Through Life on April 28, has performed more than 100 concerts each year for the past 15 years. Dylan, a pop culture icon of the 1960s, has earned multiple Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award and a Kennedy Center Honor. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation in 2008 for "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." Dylan also hosts a weekly satellite radio program called Theme Time Radio Hour, and has been the subject of feature films, including No Direction Home. His book Chronicles: Volume One, a self-penned personal history, has spent more than 20 weeks on the New York Times best seller list. His new album has already received 4-star reviews from the New York Times, The London Telegraph and MOJO.
John Mellencamp has released 23 albums in a career spanning more than 30 years, with 22 Top 40 hit songs. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, and released an album entitled Life Death Love and Freedom, which Rolling Stone named among the Top 5 albums of the year. Willie Nelson has received multiple Grammy, American Music and CMA Awards in a career that has spanned more than 30 years. He has written multiple books, acted in feature films and helped support Farm Aid benefit concerts.
For more information, please visit www.stocktonports.com or www.bobdylan.com, or contact Ports Media Relations Manager Kristin Pratt at (209) 644-1900 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.