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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.  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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08/19/2014 - "Troubled Man," the lead track off of John's album Plain Spoken, is now available for digital single purchase at all major music download sites, including iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play Music, Spotify, Rhapsody and many others. "Troubled Man" has been released to radio as the first single from the album. After the jump is a larger version of the single cover, which features an original painting by John Mellencamp.

Artwork for "Troubled Man" Single

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08/18/2014 - John will return from a four-year recording hiatus on September 23rd with Plain Spoken, his first album under a groundbreaking "lifetime contract" with Republic Records. Listen to an exclusive stream of its lead single, the acoustic guitar-driven "Troubled Man" on Read More
08/13/2014 - In the new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine with Willie Nelson on the cover, hitting shelves now,  "The Playlist" played five songs new and old for the heartland rocker, - whose Plain Spoken LP is due in September, and asked for his take on each one. Check out John's "Expert Opinion" of these songs after the jump. Read More
08/07/2014 - Republic Records announced an unprecedented "lifetime" recording contract with John Mellencamp. “The Voice of the Heartland” has touched the hearts and souls of music listeners and influenced American culture with enduring songs. He will release his 22nd full-length album this fall, Plain Spoken, a stunningly elegant and soul-searching gem.

Republic Records co-founder and chief executive Monte Lipman commented, “Not only has he served as an ambassador of social consciousness in America, but he has also provided the soundtrack of a generation. We’re thrilled to be working with John Mellencamp as part of this historic deal.”

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07/24/2014 - John spoke with David Menconi of the Raleigh News Observer this week announcing Farm Aid 29 on September 13th at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Read the complete interview after the jump. Here are some excerpts: “I think North Carolina has always been an important part of small family farms dating back to the Civil War,”

“We come down there with respect for the hard work people have done there...” Read More
07/23/2014 - We will be offering a limited amount of tickets in a member pre-sale on Saturday, July 26 beginning at 10 AM ET through Thursday, June 31 ending at 10 PM. The pre-sale tickets will be offered through Live Nation using a password posted on the 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
07/18/2014 - Read Andy Greene's of Rolling Stone magazine complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts "excellent live album..."

"Just 11 years later, the concert already feels like a time capsule of a bygone era...” Read More
07/02/2014 - On July 31, 2003, roughly eight weeks after releasing his acclaimed Trouble No More, John Mellencamp performed the entire album for a sold-out audience at New York's Town Hall.

That performance is finally surfacing on July 8 as part of a newly inked agreement with Universal Music Enterprises to curate and release material from Mellencamp's vault.

Here's their haunted take on the traditional John the Revelator.

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06/16/2014 - John Mellencamp Performs Trouble No More Live At Town Hall documents John performing material from his 2003 studio album Trouble No More, a collection of classic folk and blues songs that had been an inspiration to and influence on Mellencamp. The live album comes from a July 31, 2003 New York City show at Town Hall, one of only two shows performed upon the release of Trouble No More. The album, to be released on July 8, 2014, features many of the songs from the Trouble No More album as well as rootsy versions of  "Small Town" "Paper In Fire" and "Pink Houses" along with an inspired cover of "Highway 61 Revisited."

The CD and digital audio packages both feature the complete 15-song concert, while the vinyl LP highlights 10 performances from the show are available now at Read the complete press release and track listings after the jump

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06/12/2014 - AEG Live announced today the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will tour across North America this Fall. The tour kicks off right outside Bangor, ME at the Collins Center For The Arts in Orono, ME, on November 8, travelling through cities such as Toronto, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles before wrapping in San Francisco on December 5. Tickets are on sale now at

Nov 8 Orono, ME Collins Center For The Arts
Nov 9 Orono, ME Collins Center For The Arts
Nov 11 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theatre
Nov 14 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
Nov 16 Baltimore, MD The Modell Performing Arts Center at the LYRIC
Nov 18 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Nov 20 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium
Nov 21 Boston, MA Emerson Colonial Theatre
Nov 22 Providence, RI The VETS
Nov 24 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Nov 26 Detroit, MI Fisher Theatre
Nov 28 Chicago, IL Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre
Nov 29 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
Dec 1 Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Dec 3 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
Dec 4 Los Angeles, CA Saban Theatre
Dec 5 San Francisco, CA SHN Curran Theatre

Please note: Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett are not part of the stage performance.
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06/12/2014 - pre-sale tickets are Wednesday, June 18th at 10am with public on sale tickets on Friday, June 20th at 10am ET except the following shows:

11/13 Merriam Theatre/Philadelphia, PA  - Pre-sale Tue., June 24 @10am ET - Public on sale Fri., June 27 @10am ET
11/14 Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC - Pre-sale Tue., June 17 @10am ET
11/18 Count Basie Theater/Red Bank, NJ -  Pre-sale June 16 @12pm ET - Public on sale Fri., June 20 @12pm ET
11/20 Merrill Auditorium/Portland, ME - Public on sale Fri., June 20 @12pm ET
11/22 The VETS/Providence, RI - Pre-sale Tue., June 17 @10am ET - -Public on sale Thu., June 19 @10am ET 

All tickets can be purchased at will post the password the morning of June 16th on the TOUR page.
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05/09/2014 - Called “an exercise in consolidation and continuity and craftsmanship” at the time, it’s clear now that John Mellencamp‘s ‘Big Daddy’ was instead a forebear to the stripped-down, more serious-minded recordings of his most recent era. Read More
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