Heartland rocker John Mellencamp will return to the road in
October with a second leg of his Rural Electrification tour, according
to a statement from his publicist. The tour, scheduled to begin Oct. 1
in Louisville, Ky., will hit mostly Midwestern venues. But it will head
east for its final five dates, including a Oct. 21 stop at New York's
Madison Square Garden. The 17-date outing is set to end Oct. 24 in
University Park, Pa. In August, Mellencamp released Rough Harvest,
a compilation album that includes a cover version of the Drifters'
1964 classic "Under the Boardwalk."