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John Mellencamp tour coming to Kansas City

Here’s an early idea for a Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other: a ticket to John Mellencamp’s show at the Midland on Feb. 14, a Saturday.

Carlene Carter will open. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 19. Prices are $42.50 to $118.50.

Mellencamp’s previous performance in Kansas City was in August 2011 at Sporting Park as part of Farm Aid.

On Sept. 23, Mellencamp will release “Plain Spoken,” his 22nd studio album and his first on Republic Records. The album’s lead track, “Troubled Man,” is available now in iTunes.

Timothy Finn, The Star