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09.23.2014 - John Mellencamp's new album Plain Spoken has been released by Republic Records and will be followed by an 80 city North American Tour starting in January. This is his 22nd full-length album and first release for Republic Records. Plain Spoken includes ten stunningly elegant and soul-searching Americana gems from “The Voice of the Heartland”, John Mellencamp, while celebrating his skill not just as a song craftsman but as a world-class entertainer.

INTERNATIONAL RELEASE DATES: Plain Spoken is available in many European and Scandinavian countries now. The album is available in Japan on Sept 24., and Australia Sept. 26. Read the complete press release with track listings after the jump. Read More

09.23.2014 - Included with each ticket purchased for the 2015 North American Tour is a digital download of John's new album Plain SpokenShare your digital download codes with your family and friends that are attending the concert! If you bought multiple tickets be sure to share your extra digital download codes with your family, friends and co-workers!

If you have already purchased tickets, check your email for instructions on how to download Plain Spoken now! If you haven't bought your tickets yet, click HERE.

Ticket buyers will receive an email once the album has been released and the download is ready. Purchases after Sept. 23 will receive the download within 7 days of order. One download code per ticket for online and phone purchases only; does not apply to box office or outlet ticket purchases. This promotion is available until August 4th, 2015 and is valid for United States and Canadian residents only. Read More

09.23.2014 - At 62, John Mellencamp has spent his nearly 40-year career figuring out exactly where he fits in the American grain, and he’s never inhabited traditional folk and blues-imbued settings as personally as on his 22nd album. Singing with gruff directness, the recent divorcé deals with relationship struggles (the somber “Tears in Vain”), as well as broader societal and moral worry (the hard-driving “Lawless Times”). He recorded the album in Indiana with executive production by T Bone Burnett, who has brought his stripped-down approach to Mellencamp’s recent albums. “I don’t trust myself, I don’t trust you,” he intones darkly. It’s a lonely old night, as he used to sing, and a raw one. Read More

09.22.2014 - John will be making appearances throughout the week promoting Plain Spoken. Watch Mellencamp.com and Facebook for updates and details!

IHeartRadio ICONS Live (Radio) - Tuesday 7 PM ET national radio and online interview available on various Clear Channel radio stations, iheart.com and their mobile apps (on their classic rock radio stations). Learn more and listen online HERE at John's IHeart Channel.

Access Hollywood (Syndicated TV) - An interview should air on Tuesday or Wednesday. 

Howard Stern (Sirius/XM Satellite Radio) - Live Wednesday morning around 8 AM .

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC TV) - John will be the musical guest Thursday night 11:35 PM ET.

Today Show (NBC TV) - Friday during the 8 & 9 AM ET hours.

AXS TV IHeartRadio ICONS - Live performance broadcast from Bloomington IN. Saturday 9 PM ET. Find your channel HERE and click HERE to learn more. Read More

09.22.2014 - On Monday, John did a live 30 minutes interview with Marc Lamont Hill at HuffPost Live. You can watch it HERE.

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09.22.2014 - This Saturday night, Sept. 27 at 9 PM ET, AXS TV will present an intimate live performance by John Mellencamp. The Voice of the Heartland will feature a mix of songs from his newly released album, Plain Spoken and classic songs. The one-hour event titled “iHeartRadio Icons Live: John Mellencamp,” will be broadcast live from his recording studio outside of Bloomington, Indiana.  It also comes on the heels of his performance earlier this month at Farm Aid 2014, another AXS TV broadcast production, where he performed songs from Plain Spoken and several of his classic hits in the much lauded set.

Find your channel HERE and click HERE to learn more about the special. After the jump we have the full press release. Read More

09.21.2014 - Watch John's latest music video for "Troubled Man" from his new album Plain Spoken
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09.19.2014 - The rock icon talks with Esquire's Dan Hyman about his decades-long career, not giving a shit, the dangers of the Internet, and his grandfather's advice. Read this compelling interview after the jump. Here are some excerpts " I have a bunch of information in my head that I'm not afraid to put in song or onto a canvas..."

"What I'm drawing from now and what I was drawing from as a kid are totally two different things. Because what kind of person's interests stay the same their entire life?..." Read More

09.19.2014 - USA Today's Elysa Gardner spoke with John about his new album. Read the complete piece after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "I didn't sit down and decide I was going to make an album about certain topics," says Mellencamp, 62, of the release, out Tuesday. "My mind is just open to ideas. I don't understand when people talk about having writer's block. I think, you're thinking too much! Just let it come to you." Read More

09.18.2014 - Read Melissa Locker's interview with John about his new album Plain Spoken, his career, The Bachelor, and why rock has been dead for a long time after the jump. Read More

09.10.2014 - John Mellencamp has announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist’s hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. The special guest is Carlene Carter. The tour will kick off on January 21st in South Bend, Indiana at the Morris Performing Arts Center. The final performance held in Indianapolis at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August 4th is a benefit show for Riley Children’s Foundation (rileykids.org). $5.00 per ticket will be donated to the charity.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the entire 2015 Tour! Head to the TOUR page to learn more.

Read the complete press release and see the tour dates after the jump. Read More

09.10.2014 - All shows on the 2015 Plain Spoken North American Tour will offer Diamond Packages. Each package includes:
• One Amazing Reserved Ticket in the First 10 Rows
• One Limited Edition Silkscreened Tour Poster
• One Exclusive VIP Gift
• One Commemorative VIP Tour Laminate
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09.09.2014 - Folk-rock and philosophy are the making's of John Mellencamp's new album, Plain Spoken. The music looks back towards Bob Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks, with strummed guitars, and brushes on the drums and neck-rack harmonica, and the words ponder trouble, power, love, God, freedom, and mortality - the concerns of a songwriter acting his age. Read More

09.09.2014 - Myplaydirect.com is offering an exclusive John Mellencamp Ultimate Signed Bundle that includes a Plain Spoken Vinyl, a John Mellencamp Crosley Record Player, and a SIGNED Plain Spoken Lyric Packet (limited to 300).

INTERNATIONAL NOTE: MyPlayDirect.com is taking orders from buyers outside of North America for Plain Spoken and the Ultimate Signed Bundle!

Ultimate Plain Spoken Bundle


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09.08.2014 - Four years after his last record, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp is back with more stirring songs about American life in his newest album, Plain Spoken.

You can listen to the record’s second track, “Sometimes There’s God,” exclusively on Parade.com

The melancholy song about struggling with religion joins nine other thoughtfully crafted, rustic tracks on Plain Spoken, Mellencamp’s 22nd full-length studio album that comes almost 40 years after his first album’s release.

"Sometimes There's God"


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08.25.2014 - The exhibition will feature some 40 oil and mixed media paintings, which will remain on view at the Museum from October 10, 2014 until December 28, 2014. Mellencamp’s unbridled creativity enables him to aesthetically express hard-hitting truthful messages with distinctive perception. “John Mellencamp’s subject matter is of human existence painted as simply, starkly and fully as he himself experienced it,” said Museum of Art—DeLand CEO George Bolge. “Art is not merely something he uses to clarify his position or to give point to his vision of life, it’s the very substance of who he is and what he wants to say.” Read the complete press release after the jump.



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08.19.2014 - "Troubled Man," the lead track off of John's album Plain Spoken, is now available for digital single purchase at all major music download sites, including iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play Music, Spotify, Rhapsody and many others. "Troubled Man" has been released to radio as the first single from the album. After the jump is a larger version of the single cover, which features an original painting by John Mellencamp.

Artwork for "Troubled Man" Single

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08.18.2014 - John will return from a four-year recording hiatus on September 23rd with Plain Spoken, his first album under a groundbreaking "lifetime contract" with Republic Records. Listen to an exclusive stream of its lead single, the acoustic guitar-driven "Troubled Man" on RollingStone.com Read More

07.18.2014 - Read Andy Greene's of Rolling Stone magazine complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts "excellent live album..."

"Just 11 years later, the concert already feels like a time capsule of a bygone era...” Read More

06.16.2014 - John Mellencamp Performs Trouble No More Live At Town Hall documents John performing material from his 2003 studio album Trouble No More, a collection of classic folk and blues songs that had been an inspiration to and influence on Mellencamp. The live album comes from a July 31, 2003 New York City show at Town Hall, one of only two shows performed upon the release of Trouble No More. The album, to be released on July 8, 2014, features many of the songs from the Trouble No More album as well as rootsy versions of  "Small Town" "Paper In Fire" and "Pink Houses" along with an inspired cover of "Highway 61 Revisited."

The CD and digital audio packages both feature the complete 15-song concert, while the vinyl LP highlights 10 performances from the show are available now at Amazon.com Read the complete press release and track listings after the jump

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06.12.2014 - AEG Live announced today the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will tour across North America this Fall. The tour kicks off right outside Bangor, ME at the Collins Center For The Arts in Orono, ME, on November 8, travelling through cities such as Toronto, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles before wrapping in San Francisco on December 5. Tickets are on sale now at www.axs.com

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Nov 8 Orono, ME Collins Center For The Arts
Nov 9 Orono, ME Collins Center For The Arts
Nov 11 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theatre
Nov 14 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
Nov 16 Baltimore, MD The Modell Performing Arts Center at the LYRIC
Nov 18 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Nov 20 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium
Nov 21 Boston, MA Emerson Colonial Theatre
Nov 22 Providence, RI The VETS
Nov 24 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Nov 26 Detroit, MI Fisher Theatre
Nov 28 Chicago, IL Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre
Nov 29 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
Dec 1 Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Dec 3 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
Dec 4 Los Angeles, CA Saban Theatre
Dec 5 San Francisco, CA SHN Curran Theatre

Please note: Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett are not part of the stage performance.
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