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07/03/2013 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — Farm Aid announced today that the organization has sold all of the available tickets for Farm Aid 2013, the family farm benefit festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

“We are honored that upstate New York has embraced Farm Aid in this way,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “Your enthusiasm is a clear sign that people here and across the Northeast value family farmers and the work they do to grow strong and healthy communities for all of us.” Read More

06/28/2013 - AEG Live is pleased to announce that the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King, with music by John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, has confirmed a tour of 20 American cities throughout the Midwest and Southeast beginning October 10 in Bloomington, IN, and ending November 6 in Grand Rapids, MI. This extraordinary collaboration, 13 years in the making, is a haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, which will be performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band that includes Mellencamp band members Andy York, Troye Kinnett and Dane Clark.  Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Read the press release with tickets details on our Ghost Brothers Mini Site
October
10 – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium
11 – Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall
12 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium
13 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
16 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
17 – Evansville, IN – Aiken Theatre at The Centre
18 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall
19 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
22 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
23 – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium
24 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre
25 – Madison, WI – Overture Hall
26 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center
29 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
31 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

November
1 – Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre
2 – Ames, IA – Stephens Auditorium
3 – Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
5 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
6 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall

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06/26/2013 - Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an opportunity to win some amazing prizes from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. The contest is open from June 26th through July 17th with entries accepted until July 8th. After the jump are details on how a grand prize winner can snag a deluxe 3-disc edition of the musical signed by King, Mellencamp, and Burnett as well as a deluxe ghost hunting kit. Three runner-ups will each receive a signed deluxe 3-disc edition. Click "Read More" for complete details and contest rules. Good Luck! Read More
06/24/2013 - Additional artists were just announced and the concert bill now includes: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, Carlene Carter, and Pegi Young & The Survivors.

Farrm Aid announced today that its annual benefit concert will return to the Northeast on Saturday, Sept. 21, taking place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The event will be headlined by performances from Farm Aid Board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. More artists are expected to be announced in the near future. Tickets will go on sale Friday June 28 at 10 AM EDT via Ticketmaster.com. FarmAid.org will be holding a pre-sale for their members and we hope to offer a Mellencamp.com pre-sale as well. Please watch our TOUR page for more details.

This will be the second Farm Aid concert in NY that shines a spotlight on the entire Northeast region of the country. The Northeast, and NY in particular, is fertile ground for the new, beginning farmer movement and a proving ground for how local and regional food systems can improve our local communities, economies and natural resources. Click "Read More" for the official Press Release. Read More
06/24/2013 - We will be offering a VERY LIMITED amount of tickets in a Mellencamp.com member pre-sale on Wednesday, June 26 beginning at 10 AM ET through Thursday, June 27 ending at 10 PM. The pre-sale tickets will be offered through Ticketmaster.com using a password posted on the Mellencamp.com TOUR page for logged in members. Read THIS tutorial to learn how our pre-sale works. Please watch our TOUR page for more details. Read More
06/23/2013 - John Mellencamp performs "Truth" from the southern gothic supernatural album, "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a collaboration between him, Stephen King, and T Bone Burnett.

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06/19/2013 - After the jump we have links to watch or listen to the following Ghost Brothers related interviews!

- CBS TV Late Show with David Letterman
- Comedy Central TV The Colbert Report
- PBS TV Charlie Rose
- Apple/iTunes: Meet the Creators Podcast
- SiriusXM Live Conversation with Mojo Nixon
- World Cafe NPR Radio
- Acoustic Cafe Syndicated Radio 
- All Things Considered (NPR) Radio
- MSNBC TV Morning Joe
- Bob & Tom Syndicated Morning Radio
- WXRT Chicago Radio
- WRNR Baltimore Radio
- WKIT Stephen King's Rock N' Roll Station Bangor ME Radio Interview
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06/12/2013 - In the full version of this interview, the three creators of Ghost Brothers tell the story of preparing for the show's run in Atlanta last spring, and why Mellencamp nearly quit the production two days before it was set to open. Click the audio link on the NPR page to listen Read More
06/12/2013 - Listen to NPR’s World Cafe host David Dye's interview with John, Stephen King and T-Bone Burnett. Click World Cafe. to learn more about the unusual and extended creative process as Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T-Bone Burnett join David to discuss this amazing collaboration. Read More
06/08/2013 - John Mellencamp tells Salon about his new album with Stephen King, and what he told Reagan about using his songs...

Explaining the origins of his latest effort — a collaborative country-rock album written with Stephen King and produced by T-Bone Burnett — he details murder, mayhem and mutilation in grisly detail, with a keen sense of the absurd and a sheepish admission of his own cowardice in the face of creepy. Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More
06/07/2013 - John Mellencamp, Stephen King & T Bone Burnett - Pt. 1 John Mellencamp, Stephen King and T Bone Burnett reveal the inspiration behind their Southern, gothic, supernatural musical.


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06/07/2013 - Stephen King and John Mellencamp had a simple problem when they started the long odyssey to create a musical.
"Quite frankly, we didn't know what the hell we were doing," Mellencamp said.

Thirteen years later they've created "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical that's not quite like anything out there — as you might expect from two of America's most independent artists. Read the complete interview after the jump Read More
06/07/2013 - Mellencamp’s original rendition of "Do Re Mi" on the wonderful 1988 Guthrie/Leadbelly tribute record “A Vision Shared,” paved the way for Bruce Springsteen’s “Seeger Sessions,” which reflected Bruce’s own love for Guthrie’s musical world.

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06/05/2013 - Read Jon Pareles of the New York Times complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "Mr. Mellencamp illuminates characters and has them ponder questions of responsibility and truth, heaven and hell..."

"Mr. Mellencamp came up with superb songs for women, who respond with quietly glowing performances..." Read More
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