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03/22/2017 - John has added yet another date to his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour! Join us at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA on August 14th. Our pre-sale for regular seating is TOMORROW / Thursday at 10 AM EDT with our VIP Ticket Package pre-sale starting Friday at 10 AM EDT. Both pre-sales end Sunday, March 26th at 10 PM EDT. The Public onsale begins at 10 AM EDT on Monday, March 27th. Learn more about our pre-sale and VIP ticket packages HERE. Read More
03/20/2017 - John has added the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT to his tour schedule this summer on August 13th! members pre-sale is March 21st at 10 AM EDT, with a public on sale March 24th at 10 AM EDT. Learn more about our members only pre-sale HERE. Read More
03/15/2017 - John has added two summer tour dates to his schedule for two nights at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL on August 26 & August 27th! members pre-sale is May 2nd at 10 AM CDT, with a public on sale May 9th at 5 AM CDT. Tickets are available to donors beginning Wed. March 22nd. Visit for full details. Learn more about our members only pre-sale HERE.

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03/11/2017 - John will be featured on AXS TV’s “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” on Episode 203, Sunday, March 19 at 9 p.m. EST, 8 p.m. CST. Hagar hooked up with Mellencamp in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to chat about his life as a Grammy-winning folk rocker and critically-acclaimed painter. Watch a preview of the show HERE and read Sammy's blog including several photos about the filming of this episode HERE. Subscribe to AXS TV HERE. Read More
03/10/2017 - Mellencamp recently recorded an episode of CMT Crossroads with Darius Rucker, and today Rolling Stone Country has an exclusive of the two duetting on Mellencamp's 1983 hit "Pink Houses."

Mellencamp and Rucker's Crossroads episode airs Friday, March 24th on CMT.

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03/10/2017 - AXS TV will premiere Farm Aid 2016 this Sunday, March 19th, at 10 PM EDT featuring legends Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews. The special was filmed in Bristow, Virginia at the Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater last September, and features a sweet blend of established favorites and up-and-coming artists lending their voices to raise awareness about American farming families and the good food they grow. You can find out more about donating to Farm Aid via the charity’s official website. Read More
03/09/2017 - A free members only pre-sale will take place for John's Vienna, VA, performance on Monday, March 13th, at 10 AM EDT, and Tuesday, March 14th at 10 AM EDT for the Atlanta, GA show with Public Tickets on sale for both shows, Saturday, March 18th at 10 AM EDT. Complete details on the TOUR page. Read More
03/08/2017 - Perfect In '76 is a Showtime documentary that features a closer look into Bob Knight and Indiana University’s perfect 1975-76 Men's basketball season -- the most recent undefeated season in college basketball.

The film, Perfect in ‘76, is produced by Emmy Award Winner Ross Greenburg and narrated by Mellencamp. It includes instrumental versions of "Small Town" and "Jack & Diane", and premieres this Friday, March 10th, at 9 PM EST on Showtime. LEARN MORE Read More
03/05/2017 - If you missed John on stage with Martina McBride performing his new single "Grandview" The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will air an encore performance Monday, March 6th at 11:35 PM EST. Check your local listings for broadcast time and channel Read More
03/03/2017 - John's new video, for his latest release, "Grandview" premiered live on today!  "Grandview" is about having a dream and staying connected to your dream, no matter how big or how small,” Mellencamp tells PARADE. “It’s your dream and your responsibility to make the dream come true.”

The black-and-white video showcases Mellencamp’s slick delivery with McBride’s powerhouse vocals — both dripping in heartland coolness. “Just an old country boy, wearing my Osh-Kosh boots / Walked by the trailer factory, every day on my way to school / Early on in life the only thing I wanted to do / Was to buy me a trailer and move it down to Grandview,” Mellencamp sings in the opening verse.

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03/01/2017 - 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. 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

03/01/2017 - On last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon music guest John Mellencamp performed"Grandview" with Martina McBride. The song is off his forthcoming album "Sad Clowns and Hillbillies." Check out the appearance below!

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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 Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 at 10 A.M. CST online at, by phone at 800-745- 3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. For complete show details please visit 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. Mellencamp returns 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.

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
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