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02.27.2017 - Wednesday morning March 1st at 9:00am ET John will appear on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM – Howard100 to promote his new release Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. If you don't have a SiriusXM account you can listen to the interview HERE when you sign up for a free trial. Howard's recent episodes are available on demand if you are a SiriusXM subscriber or trial user if you want to listen after the fact. Read More

02.26.2017 - John will be part of the Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard , an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in honor of what would have been Merle’s 80th birthday and the one-year anniversary of his passing. John along with Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert will headline the event with performances by Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, Ben Haggard, John Anderson, and Bobby Bare. Additional performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2017 at 10 A.M. CST online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745- 3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. For complete show details please visit MusicofMerle.com. Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More

02.23.2017 - On April 28th John will release his 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies featuring Carlene Carter, the daughter of June Carter Cash and Stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, on Republic Records. Mellencamp’s new single, “Grandview” features country music star Martina McBride. John released the track, "Easy Target" in January as a continuation of Mellencamp’s journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plain-spoken song. Pre-order Sad Clowns & Hillbillies HERE and get Grandview and Easy Target today. Read the complete press release including the record's track listing after the jump. Read More

02.16.2017 - Following the seventh and final installment of his hugely-successful Plain Spoken Tour, John Mellencamp will set out once again this Summer across North America for his all-new Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour.  Kicking off on June 5th in Denver, Colorado, the tour will continue throughout the United States with stops at the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles before concluding in Essex Junction, VT at the Champlain Valley Fair. Mellencamp will be joined by special guest and 13-time GRAMMY-Award-winning singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris, as well as his Plain Spoken tour mate Carlene Carter, and folk-pop sister duo Lily & Madeleine. Multi-platinum selling recording artist Jewel will also step in for the tour’s two Oregon dates, substituting for Emmylou Harris as the special guest opener.

Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, February 24th at 10:00am. Mellencamp.com pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00am until Thursday, February 23rd at 10:00pm on our TOUR page.  Learn how to join and use our pre-sales HERE. Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More


02.16.2017 - John Mellencamp’s 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, featuring Carlene Carter, returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies showcases a poet who has wisely used the years between youth and the present day to become an absolute of master of songwriting and interpretation. That passion and experience resonates most beautifully in this showcase of his music. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies is set for release in April from Republic Records. Read More

02.15.2017 - Public tickets will go on sale Friday, February 24th for the Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Summer Tour! Watch Mellencamp.com's TOUR page closely for updates. Every online ticket purchased for the June and July dates comes with one (1) physical CD of John’s forthcoming album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.

PRE-SALES
We will once again be offering pre-sale ticket access for free members of Mellencamp.com. Learn how to join and use our pre-sales HERE. Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, February 22nd at at 10:00 AM local time and last through Thursday, February 23rd at 10:00 PM. Ticket limit will be 6 tickets per website member per show.

FRONT ROW VIP & DIAMOND VIP TICKET PACKAGES

Will go on sale with our general ticket Presale Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00 AM local time  LEARN MORE Package limit is 6 per person per show. Please note: there will not be any VIP Packages at the August & September dates.

PUBLIC TICKETS

The general public ticket on-sales are scheduled for Friday, February 24th at 10:00 AM local venue time  (New Hampshire goes on sale at 11:00 AM / Vienna, VA goes on sale 3/18 at 10:00 AM). Purchase links will be available on Mellencamp.com's TOUR page. Read More

02.15.2017 - John has added another summer tour date to his schedule at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, IA on Saturday, August 19th. Ticket pre-sales and public on-sales are TBA. Watch Mellencamp.com's TOUR page for updates. Read More

02.15.2017 - John will be joined on stage with Martina McBride performing on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35 PM EST, on Tuesday, February 28th. Check your local listings for broadcast time and channel Read More

02.15.2017 - We are offering VIP Ticket Packages at most shows on the Summer 2017 Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour.

Packages will go on sale via a pre-sale for Mellencamp.com members before going on sale to the general public. The package pre-sale will be at the same time as the Mellencamp.com Pre-Sale through the TOUR page. Limit of 6 per order. To find out if your show has VIP packages offered click the blue info icon on the Mellencamp.com TOUR page. Quantities are very limited so act quickly!

THE FRONT ROW VIP PACKAGE
Each package includes:

  • One Incredible Top Price Reserved Ticket in the Front Row *
  • One Exclusive, Limited Edition John Mellencamp Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour Lithograph - Each Limited Edition Tour Lithograph Printed on Heavy Weight, Acid Free Fine Art Paper
  • Sad Clowns & Hillbillies VIP Merchandise - One Exclusive John Mellencamp VIP Gift (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers)
  • One Commemorative VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard
    * Venue seating configurations may vary by market.

THE DIAMOND VIP PACKAGE
Each package includes:

  • One Amazing Reserved Ticket *
  • One Exclusive, Limited Edition John Mellencamp Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour Lithograph - Each Limited Edition Tour Lithograph Printed on Heavy Weight, Acid Free Fine Art Paper
  • Sad Clowns & Hillbillies VIP Merchandise - One Exclusive John Mellencamp VIP Gift (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers)
  • One Commemorative VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard
    * Venue seating configurations may vary by market.
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02.14.2017 - One more date has been added to John's summer tour at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL on Sunday, August 20th. Ticket pre-sales and public on-sales are TBA. Watch Mellencamp.com's TOUR page for  updates.  Read More

01.23.2017 - John's new single "Easy Target" has received immediate and widespread media attention. Here are some highlights:

People.com: John Mellencamp Addresses Black Lives Matter Movement in New ‘Easy Target’ Video Ahead of Trump Inauguration - Over a grim string arrangement, Mellencamp solemnly sings: “So Black Lives Matter, who we tryin’ to kid / Here’s an easy target / Don’t matter, never did / Crosses burnin’, such a long time ago / 400 years, and we still don’t let it go / Well, let the poor be damned and the easy targets, too / All are created equally, beneath you and me.”

Rolling Stone: - "Easy Target" features late-night, smoky-bar piano and an ornate string section, and Mellencamp delivers his grim lines in a dry croak. During a recent interview he suggested the song came to him in one jolt of inspiration. "I didn’t even want to write the song," he said. "All of a sudden, I just started singing 'easy target' ... as fast as I could write is how long it took me to write the song."

Radio.com: Mellencamp takes a passionate and plainspoken approach to deliver wary, cautious remarks on America’s present and future. The rock icon hones in on social injustice in the track’s powerful lyrics: “So black lives matter/ Who we trying to kid? Here’s an easy target/ Don’t matter, never did/ Crosses burning such a long time ago 400 years and we still don’t let it go.”  The wistful melody captures “our country’s broken heart” and laments the future of our politics and social progress. Read More


01.19.2017 - Premiered live on Yahoo'sThe Katie Couric Interview "Easy Target" is John’s reflection on the state of our country. An outspoken artist, Mellencamp continues his journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plain-spoken song. Download or stream "Easy Target" on all music services including iTunes and Spotify beginning at 6pm ET 1/19/17.

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01.19.2017 - John Mellencamp is no stranger to mixing music with politics. For over 35 years, the legendary Heartland rocker has been writing songs that draw attention to the struggles, culture and politics of the country.

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Indiana-born musician is releasing a politically charged new single titled, “Easy Target,” which he describes as “a reflection on the state of the country.” John debuted the song in live performance on January 19, 2017 on The Katie Couric Interview, watch on Yahoo.com

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01.19.2017 - On the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump, singer songwriter John Mellencamp performs the world premiere of his new song, “Easy Target.” He then sits down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to discuss the song’s themes, about the current state of the country. Watch on Yahoo.com

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01.18.2017 -  "Easy Target" is a brand new song written by John to be performed live at 5pm ET on Thursday, January 19th one day before the 2017 Presidential Inauguration on Yahoo's The Katie Couric Interview. "Easy Target" is John’s reflection on the state of our country. An outspoken artist, Mellencamp continues his journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plain-spoken song. Download "Easy Target" on iTunes and Spotify NOW!   Check out the thought provoking lyrics below.

Easy Target

Here's an easy target
With just one quiet pop
Shot to hell anyway
No reason to stop
In the streets and the gutters
The cotton fields in this land
Here's an easy target
With a trigger, in your hand

So, Black lives matter
Who we trying to kid
Here's an easy target
Don't matter, never did
Crosses burning
Such a long time ago
400 years and we still don't, let it go

well let the poor be damned
And the easy targets too
All are created equal
Equally beneath me and you
Children crying
Under the time-keeping sun
The war on the easy targets
We won't ever, get this done

Easy targets
All along the avenue
Living here in Sucker Town,
Baby me and you
Behind the bars
To keep each other apart
Easy targets
Our Country's broken heart
Our Country's broken heart
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11.07.2016 - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame presents a special exhibit on the life, art and music of John Mellencamp. Opening November 10, 2016 in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibition Hall. “In working closely with John Mellencamp to create this exhibit, it was very clear that he embodies what rock and roll is all about – rebellion, being true to yourself, and of course, making great music,” says Karen Herman, Vice President of Collections & Curatorial Affairs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

“I would like this exhibit to let people know, or discover, that I really have spent my entire life living the way that I want to live, and doing what I want to do,” Mellencamp says. “And, that I consider myself the luckiest guy in the world for being able to do that.” Read the complete press release after the jump that includes a list of some of the artifacts from John's personal collection . Visit the exhibit's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Site to learn more.

The exhibit has received some wonderful press coverage. Read the following articles to see pictures and learn more:
Cleveland Plain Dealer: '",,, perhaps not in the 20-year history of the museum has there been a more appropriate display to open within two days of Donald Trump's historic – and for some, shattering – victory in the presidential race. More than 2,000 square feet of space featuring in excess of 100 items pay homage to the man who chose to pave his own road."

The News Herald: "John Mellencamp may be known as the Heartland’s storyteller, but there’s much more to the Grammy Award winner than meets the eye.To fully explore the juxtaposition of the “American Fool” and iconoclast for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s new exhibit “Mellencamp,” appearing in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibition Hall, organizers present a renaissance man who b Read More

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