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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 Mellencamp.com Farm Aid 2012 pre-sale will begin at 10 AM ET on Wednesday July 11th via Ticketmaster.com. 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 Mellencamp.com 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
06/22/2012 - Gerry Krochak of the Calgary Sun reviews the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium show. Here are some excerpts: "From a fanís perspective, having the opportunity to see him in the intimate surroundings of the fabulous Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium made last night even more special..."

"Perhaps fearing the worst at the beginning of a two-minute power outage, he didnít miss a beat and began telling campfire stories of his grandmother..."

"Thatís a true pro!" Read More
06/22/2012 - Read Kevin Mills Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre show review. Here are some excerpts: "Whether going all out with the band, or standing alone at centre stage with his acoustic guitar, Mellencamp,commanded the audience's attention for close to two hours..."

"As the show progressed,the fans became louder and louder and Mellencamp and the band fed off the energy..." Read More
06/19/2012 - Congratulations to: Martin Gregory, Blair Linthorne, Duncan McGinnis, Colleen M. McCabe, Sharon Spindler, Marty Morris, and Debra B. Smith you are the seven lucky winners who will receive a copy of John Mellencamp, Itís About You A Film By Kurt and Ian Markus DVD, a No Better Than This T-shirt, an It's About You exclusive Autographed Poster and the No Better Than This CD! Please email sharon@mellencamp.com with your full name and mailing address. Your prize will be shipped over the next couple of weeks! Read More
06/18/2012 - Read Jedd Beaudoin's complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "A surprisingly entertaining, thoughtful, and often beautiful poem about something..."

"The one thing Marcus and Sonís film is not about is celebrity..." Read More
06/15/2012 - John's 2012 Canadian No Better Than This Tour is underway! John and the band head out for a cross Canada trek, from west to east, over the course of five weeks starting mid June. The tour starts in British Columbia and continues east, including concert performances in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Mellencamp will be joined by Canadaís own Cowboy Junkies who are his special guests for this run of dates.

After the jump please read the full press release, ticket pre sale information and public on sale ticket information. Read More
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