10/01/2014 - John taped a sit down interview with Anthony Mason, of the CBS Morning Show, last week, discussing his recent release Plain Spoken. The CBS This Morning airs from 7am - 9am ET. Watch Mellencamp.com for details on more appearances in the coming week. Read More
09/30/2014 - The full cast has been announced for the 2014 Fall Tour of the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. It features actor/writer/producer Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga) and actress/writer/singer Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, House of Versace, Boeing, Boeing) playing the lead roles. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County was written by best-selling author Stephen King, with music by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp, and musical direction by Grammy Award-winning T Bone Burnett. Please note, John does not perform on stage as part of the show.
The tour kicks off right outside Bangor, ME at the Collins Center For The Arts in Orono, ME, on November 8, before travelling through cities such as Toronto, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Due to overwhelming demand a second show has been added in San Francisco on December 6th which on sale now and is the final date of the tour.
09/26/2014 - John performed "Troubled Man" with Andy York and Miriam Sturm in accompaniment on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Thursday, September 25th. One of his many media appearances in support of the new release Plain Spoken. John sat in with The Roots band and played classic Mellencamp songs in and out of commercial breaks. Watch the entire episode
09/26/2014 - John appeared on The Today Show in support of his new release Plain Spoken. He spoke with Matt Lauer, about the release, his career, and on being "age appropriate". Watch the classic "Small Town" below and check out his "Troubled Land" performance and interview after the jump.
09/26/2014 - John Mellencamp discusses his new album "Plain Spoken" on this week's episode
of the "Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio" airing: Saturday 9/27 9 pm
ET; Sunday 9/28 9 am ET; Monday 9/29 1 am ET; Tuesday 9/30 12 am ET; and Wednesday 10/1 9 pm ET on
SiriusXM Outlaw Country Ch. 60 and
SiriusXM OnDemand.Read More
09/26/2014 - It's no surprise John Mellencamp who is known for his candor called his new album, released Sept. 23 on Republic, Plain Spoken. The rock'n'roots legend, who turns 63 on Oct. 7, continues to be an open book on everything from his new lifetime recording contract to an invaluable lesson he learned from James Brown. Read Chuck Arnold's interview with John after the jump. Read More
09/23/2014 - 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
INTERNATIONAL RELEASE DATES:Plain Spoken is available in many European and Scandinavian as well as Japan and Australia. 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 Spoken! Share 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.
If you have already purchased your tickets and haven't
received your digital download codes email firstname.lastname@example.org for
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
09/23/2014 - 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
09/22/2014 - On Tuesday, Jim Kerr sat down with John to talk about his new album, as well as share some needle drops of new tracks from the album, and he even surprised the crowd with a performance that included "Small Town," "Troubled Man," and "Jack & Diane." Listen to the interview and watch John's performance of "Jack & Diane" on iHeart.com.Read More
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.
The special will be repeated on Saturday at 11 PM ET. Find your channel HERE and
click HERE to
learn more about the special. After the jump we have the full press release. Read More