Rocker John Mellencamp to play Saenger March 10 _lowres

Photo provided by the Saenger Theatre -- John Mellencamp's tour kicks off in South Bend, Indiana, Jan. 21, and arrives in New Orleans in March.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp will perform at the Saenger Theatre March 10 on his 2015 North American tour, with special guest Carlene Carter.

The tour opens Jan. 21 in South Bend, Indiana.

Tickets for Mellencamp’s Saenger show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Prices $42.50 and $119.50.

A “presale” for Mellencamp tour tickets for Citi card members runs from 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, through 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. VIP packages include reserved tickets in the first 10 rows and limited edition memorabilia.

Mellencamp, a 2008 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will release his new album, “Plain Spoken,” Sept. 23.

Concertgoers will receive a digital download of “Plain Spoken” with purchase of concert tickets.

Mellencamp signed a lifetime recording contract this year with Republic Records for the release of “Plain Spoken” and all of his albums to follow.