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07/25/2012 - In advance of his being presented with the John Steinbeck Award, John Mellencamp spoke to to Jim Harrington of the Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times/San Jose Mercury News, sharing his thoughts about the legendary author and honor that he's being given in Steinbeck's name. Read the complete Q & A after the jump. Read More
07/23/2012 - American Songwriter editor Evan Schlansky assigned Jim Beviglia "Jack and Diane" as the magazine's Lyric of the Week feature, offering readers a chance to take a closer look at the song and its history. We think Jim did a great job on these "two American kid's..." Read More
07/14/2012 - Read the complete Bayfest review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "Mellencamp may have dropped the Cougar years ago, but he was still able to make the Bayfest crowd roar with a catalogue that includes 22 top-40 hits..."

ďThe best thing about Mellencamp is you can put the needle down and you can play whatever and not get bored of it,Ē said former DJ Curtis Dewar..." Read More
07/12/2012 - Read the Sarnia Bayfest preview and interview with Andy York. Here are some excerpts: "It's like a family at this point," he said. " We can finish each others sentences, both verbally and musically..."

"It's designed to come bursting out of the gates, with some peaks and valleys when things get soft, then ramp up a little bit, then just go balls out at the end..."

"We ramp it all the way to 11." Read More
07/12/2012 - Read Jenna Conter's complete show review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "The Dartmouth Sportsplex was rockiní Monday night and John Mellencamp was the reason why..."

"From the floor, through the stadium, to the standing-room-only crowd that swayed in a circle around the arena, Mellencampís lyrics filled the room..." Read More
07/11/2012 - The New York Times asked John to write a commentary on Woody Guthrie in conjunction with the paper's coverage of the centennial of his birth (July 14, 1912). John, who kicked off the Guthrie Centennial celebration by headlining a tribute concert in Tulsa on March 10, 2012, responded with a poem that the Times has posted on line as part of its ArtsBeat series. John's poem will be included in this Sunday's Art & Leisure section feature coverage of Woody @ 100. Please read the complete article and poem in its entirety after the jump. Read More
07/10/2012 - Read Stephen Cooke's Entertainment Writer for the Chronicle Herald complete Dartmouth Sportsplex review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "Through it all, Mellencamp never lost the audienceís attention, keeping the tight rein of a Roman charioteer on his band, most of whom have been with him since the late í90s..." Read More
07/08/2012 - Our Farm Aid 2012 pre-sale will begin at 10 AM ET on Wednesday July 11th via Visit the TOUR page to learn how to register for our free pre-sale. The password will be revealed on the TOUR page for logged in members of a few minutes before the pre-sale begins. Watch the TOUR page for further updates on our pre-sale. Farm Aid 2012 tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday July 13th. Read More
07/06/2012 - On Saturday July 14th, The Southern Indiana Center for the Arts in Seymour IN will host an opening reception for The Marilyn Mellencamp Scholarship For The Arts. The reception will showcase the works of Marilyn Mellencamp, John's mother, and include a free concert featuring Brent James & The Contraband.

The scholarship will provide a high school senior pursuing a major in art, music, or theatre with funds toward tuition. Marilynís family hopes this can become an ongoing scholarship, assisting future art students for years to come. Click "Read More" for more information about Marilyn, the scholarship, the opening event, and how you can make a donation. Read More
06/28/2012 - Read Victoria Handysides discussion with Mike Wanchic. Here is an excerpt: "I recognized a quality in him right off the bat. A tenacity, an attitude. All the things really needed to do the things he said he was going to do. Some people just have it, y'know?" Read More
06/27/2012 - Ready Leith Dunick's complete review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "on Tuesday night, the 60-year-old singer proved himself all over again, taking his Fort William Gardens fans on a trip through his own personal rock-and-roll history, Indiana-style..." Read More
06/25/2012 - Read Randall Unger's complete review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "John Mellencamp: Itís About You is a beautiful account of a musicianís journey, from artistic creation to connecting with audiences and fellow artists..." Read More
06/25/2012 - Katie Maximick staff writer for the Daily News reviews the EnCana Events Centre show. Read her complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "And if life is indeed short, Mellencamp seems to certainly be living it to its fullest..."

"At the age of 60, Mellencamp put on an energy-filled show that the average 30 year old probably couldnít, dancing around the stage like no one was watching and singing his heart out for two full hours..."

"It was, in short, an incredible performance..." Read More
06/24/2012 - John is currently on tour throughout June and July in Canada and the fantastic show reviews have been coming in!  Click HERE to check out all of the reviews on the NEWS page. Read More
06/22/2012 - Read Mike Bell's Southern Alberta Jubliee Auditorium complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "The band was tight and incredible, and Mellencamp seemed to mean every guitar note and vocal sung, sounding great and seemingly freed by not having to inhabit an entire arena, at home on a Jube stage that was part barn, part roadhouse..."

"It was nice to meet him. Again. And in a way that made him that much better..." Read More
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