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01.24.2015 - Jeffrey Lee Puckett of The Courier Journal reviews John's sold out second show on the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour at the Louisville Palace. Here is an excerpt: "Launching into “Small Town,” and it was all over at that moment: The room was his, we were a family of fans, a collection of lawless women and troubled men celebrating a moment when everything felt pretty great despite the long odds..." Read the complete review after the jump. Read More

01.22.2015 - Read Andrew Hughes of the South Bend Tribune complete review of John's opening night on the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour at the Morris Performing Arts Center after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "With 2008’s “Life, Death, Love and Freedom,” 2010’s “No Better Than This” and the September release of “Plain Spoken,” Mellencamp has delivered three of the finest albums of his career..."

"A rock band playing with maximum passion and communal bonding with the audience..."

"79 dates ahead to mine the roots of American music and investigate what it means to live and die..." Read More

01.09.2015 - The Grammy Foundation will host the 17th Annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert Lean On Me: A Celebration Of Music And Philanthropy, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre featuring live musical performances including Grammy winners Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson; current Grammy nominee Aloe Blacc; singer/songwriter Rozzi Crane; violinist/performance artist Lindsey Stirling; and Grammy nominee Robin Thicke; as well as other artists to be announced shortly. Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More

01.04.2015 - The Plain Spoken tour begins on January 21st! “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

01.04.2015 - There is a limited number of Diamond Ticket Packages remaining  for John's 2015 Plain Spoken Tour, so be sure to act fast before they are gone -- many shows packages have already sold out! The Diamond Packages are amazing seats with exclusive and limited edition commemorative items and are THE way to get an up-close and personal experience with John and the band! To be part of this intimate experience click HERE to learn more about the Diamond Package! Read More

01.03.2015 - Rock N Roll Hall Of Famer John Mellencamp gets personal in a unique interview with Jann Wenner, the publisher of Rolling Stone Magazine, for National Public Television’s new series Speakeasy. Filmed at The McKittrick Hotel in New York City in October 2014, John answers questions and discusses his early days as Johnny Cougar, his work with Stephen King, Farm Aid, his recently released new album Plain Spoken and work as a painter. Mellencamp’s candid conversation also explores his philosophy on success, what drives his passion for expression and his uncompromising creative will. This episode begins airing on January 18, 2015. Click "read more" for a complete list of stations airing Speakeasy this month. Check back often as new stations are being added to the list daily! Find Speakeasy on Facebook and their official website Speakeasy-TV. Be sure to check local listings for start dates & times. Watch the preview clip of the episode below.

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01.02.2015 - The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in Downtown Augusta, Georgia, will exhibit "American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp" from January 11th through April 12th 2015. The exhibit will include 50 oil and mixed-media paintings, including several never-before seen by the public. For more information on the showing, click HERE. Mellencamp’s paintings have been exhibited previously at the Tennessee State Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and most recently at the Museum of Art in Deland, Florida. Read More

01.02.2015 - John performs an acoustic version of Billy Joel's "Allentown" at the "Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize" on PBS a music special honoring Singer-Songwriter Billy Joel’s as recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington D.C. on November 19, 2014.

"ALLENTOWN"
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11.21.2014 - John Mellencamp's new album Plain Spoken is now available from 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.

Learn more about Plain Spoken, including the track listing and read the incredible lyrics HERE. Read More

11.20.2014 - Watch John's latest music video for "Troubled Man" from his new album Plain Spoken
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09.23.2014 - We are VERY excited about John's tour and new album Plain Spoken! John will be performing a number of these incredible new songs on his 80-city North American Tour. The shows on this tour will feature both classics and new material. It will be a night filled with incredible music, words, and performances.

GET TO KNOW THESE SONGS BEFORE THE TOUR! We want to remind you that included with each ticket you purchased for the 2015 North American Tour is a digital download of the new album, so DOWNLOAD YOURS TODAY! If you bought multiple tickets, be sure to share your extra digital download codes with your family, friends and co-workers! And if you have already purchased your tickets and haven't received your digital download codes, email help@mellencamp.com for downloading assistance!

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 - John will be one of the performers at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, honoring Bob Dylan. Proceeds from the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week two nights prior to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will provide essential support for MusiCares (www.musicares.org), which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need. Read the complete line up of performers and the full press release after the jump. 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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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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