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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
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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
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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
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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 - USA Today is hosting an online album premiere for the entire Plain Spoken album! There is an interview that accompanies the preview between John and USA Today writer Elysa Gardner. The album premiere will be available now through Monday night at 9 PM ET. Listen HERE and then post your thoughts about the record (including what your favorite track is) in the comments of the USA Today article, in the Mellencamp.com Community thread and on John's Facebook under THIS post. Read More
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
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09/17/2014 - On Thursday, September 18th, John called into the Boomer and Carton morning sports radio program around 9:45am. Earlier in the week, Craig challenged Boomer to book John as a guest on the radio program, this after the Blonde Bomber referenced the rock and roll star as a friend while giving away some tickets to an upcoming show.

Well the Booms’ claim proved to be true, John himself called in Thursday morning to chat with the guys for a few minutes. Watch and listen to their chat below.

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09/15/2014 - Tickets will go on sale THIS week for all 80 shows on the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour! PRE-SALES BEGIN TOMORROW!

Mellencamp.com will once again be offering free pre-sale ticket access to members of Mellencamp.com to all shows. Learn how to join and access our pre-sales HERE.

Additionally, special pre-sales will be available to Citi cardmembers.

Both pre-sales begin on Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 10 AM local time and last through Thursday, September 18th at 10 PM.

PLAIN SPOKEN TOUR TICKET UPDATES
Tickets will go on sale to the general public FRIDAY for all 80 shows on the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour!

ALBUM INCLUDED WITH EACH TICKET

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! The album is released NEXT Tuesday, September 23rd.

PRE-SALES END THURSDAY!
Mellencamp.com pre-sales are underway for all 80 shows, including Diamond Package Tickets! Pre-sales end Thursday, September 18th at 10 PM. The password is FREEDOM. Purchase links, list of tour dates and updates are available on Mellencamp.com's TOUR page.

NEW YORK PRE-SALE DETAILS:
Carnegie Hall Mellencamp.com pre-sales begin at 11 AM ET Thursday, September 18th

DIAMOND TICKET PACKAGES
Will go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 10 AM local time, except for the New York City shows which will begin at 11 AM local. LEARN MORE.

PUBLIC TICKETS
The general public ticket on-sale for all shows are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19th at 10 AM 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
Learn all the details: 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
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