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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
09/18/2014 - Time.com has the world premiere for John's new music video for "Troubled Man", the lead track from his new album Plain Spoken (in stores next Tues Sept 23).

Read Melissa Locker's complete 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.

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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
09/10/2014 - 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! The album is released NEXT Tuesday, September 23rd.

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. Ticket buyers will receive an email from Republic Records once the album has been released and the download is ready. Purchases after Sept. 23 will receive the download within 7 days of order. Read More
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09/09/2014 -

Farm Aid is this Saturday in Raleigh, NC! Watch FarmAid.org for updates about the concert. Here are some ways you can watch or listen live!

TV: If you can't join us in Raleigh, celebrate with us at home by watching the concert live! Starting at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT, tune into AXS TV to watch the show live in HD.

Webcast: We'll also be streaming the concert live in HD on farmaid.org starting at 7pm EDT with our webcast, "Farm Aid 2014 Presented by Amy’s Kitchen."

SiriusXM: And you can start listening live on Willie Nelson's SiriusXM channel, Willie's Roadhouse (56), beginning at noon EDT. SiriusXM's Dallas Wayne will host backstage interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage of the event.

As you get ready for Farm Aid 2014, we invite you and your friends to use the #Road2FarmAid hashtag to share photos, videos and experiences. Visit Farm Aid's #Road2FarmAid page to download official digital swag like social media banners, cover images, web badges and more. You'll also find a link to the Farm Aid 2014 concert app for iPhone and Android, with built-in easy ways to share your journey. See the entire line up of performers and read the complete press release after the jump. Read More

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 - Three weeks after John Mellencamp released the first single from his upcoming album, the singer-songwriter has just unveiled another track. The song, ‘Sometimes There’s God,’ premiered at Parade.

Like ‘Troubled Man,’ the new cut is a roots-pulling number that reaches back to Mellencamp’s most fertile period in the mid-’80s, when he was making classic records like ‘Scarecrow’ and ‘The Lonesome Jubilee.’ Read More
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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09/05/2014 - Rugged, rural and packed with an aging rocker's gimmick-free reflections on life and hope Plain Spoken is the first album in Mellencamp's "lifetime contract" with Republic. The stark, soul- baring lead single, "Troubled Man" like the rest of the album, follows the acoustic path of Mellencamp's last two project's 2010's No Better Than This and 2008's Life, Death Love and Freedom. Read More
08/27/2014 - John's 22nd full-length album and first release for Republic Records Plain Spoken is now available for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes , BestBuy, Walmart and Google Play. 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).and a instant MP3 download of "Troubled Man." with any pre-order. Plain Spoken is available in a 10-track edition on CD, vinyl, and digital download. Read the Press Release HERE

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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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