Mellencamp Kicks Off World Tour in Savannah

A rock star kicking off his world tour in Savannah. John Mellencamp did a run-through with his band last night at the Savannah Civic Center, getting ready for tonight's concert, the first of this tour.

They weren't alone. A radio station gave away some tickets to last night's sound check.

Mellencamp asked the fans for a little leniency. "We're messing with songs and lights, and this is like the first time we can run through the show together, so if we suck too bad, don't boo too loudly it'll hurt our feelings," he joked.

The concert's at 8pm tonight and it's not too late if you want to go. It's not sold out.

Reported by: WTOC staff