09/26/2014 - John performed "Troubled Man" with Andy York and Miriam Sturm in accompaniment on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Thursday, September 25th. One of his many media appearances in support of the new release Plain Spoken. John sat in with The Roots band and played classic Mellencamp songs in and out of commercial breaks. Watch the entire episode
09/26/2014 - John appeared on The Today Show in support of his new release Plain Spoken. He spoke with Matt Lauer, about the release, his career, and on being "age appropriate". Watch the classic "Small Town" below and check out his "Troubled Land" performance and interview after the jump.
09/26/2014 - John discussed his new album "Plain Spoken" on the "Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio" on Saturday 9/27 at 9 pm
ET repeating throughout the week. Listen to the complete interview
09/26/2014 - It's no surprise John Mellencamp who is known for his candor called his new album, released Sept. 23 on Republic, Plain Spoken. The rock'n'roots legend, who turns 63 on Oct. 7, continues to be an open book on everything from his new lifetime recording contract to an invaluable lesson he learned from James Brown. Read Chuck Arnold's interview with John after the jump. Read More
09/24/2014 - On Wednesday morning, September 24th John appeared on the Howard Stern Show to promote his new release Plain Spoken. List to the interview HERE
and read the highlights from the live interview HERE on HowardStern.com Read More
09/23/2014 - We are VERY excited about John's tour and new album Plain Spoken! John will be performing a number of these incredible new songs on his 80-city North American Tour. The shows on this tour will feature both classics and new material. It will be a night filled with incredible music, words, and performances.
GET TO KNOW THESE SONGS BEFORE THE TOUR! We want to remind you that included with each ticket you purchased for the 2015 North American Tour is a digital download of the new album, so DOWNLOAD YOURS TODAY! If you bought multiple tickets, be sure to share your extra digital download codes with your family, friends and co-workers! And if you have already purchased your tickets and haven't received your digital download codes, email
for downloading assistance!
Ticket buyers will receive an email once the album has been released and the download is ready. Purchases after Sept. 23 will receive the download within 7 days of order. 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.Read More
09/23/2014 - At 62, John Mellencamp has spent his nearly 40-year career ﬁguring out exactly where he ﬁts in the American grain, and he’s never inhabited traditional folk and blues-imbued settings as personally as on his 22nd album. Singing with gruff directness, the recent divorcé deals with relationship struggles (the somber “Tears in Vain”), as well as broader societal and moral worry (the hard-driving “Lawless Times”). He recorded the album in Indiana with executive production by T Bone Burnett, who has brought his stripped-down approach to Mellencamp’s recent albums. “I don’t trust myself, I don’t trust you,” he intones darkly. It’s a lonely old night, as he used to sing, and a raw one. Read More
09/23/2014 - John will be one of the performers at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, honoring Bob Dylan. Proceeds from the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week two nights prior to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will
provide essential support for MusiCares (www.musicares.org), which ensures that
music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal
need. Read the complete line up of performers and the full press release after the jump. Read More
09/22/2014 - On Tuesday, Jim Kerr sat down with John to talk about his new album, as well as share some needle drops of new tracks from the album, and he even surprised the crowd with a performance that included "Small Town," "Troubled Man," and "Jack & Diane." Listen to the interview HERE
and watch John's performance of "Jack & Diane," "Small Town," and "Troubled Man" on iHeart.com.Read More
09/22/2014 - This Saturday night, Sept. 27 at 9 PM ET, AXS TV will present an intimate
live performance by John Mellencamp. The Voice of the Heartland will feature a
mix of songs from his newly released album, Plain Spoken and classic songs. The
one-hour event titled “iHeartRadio Icons Live: John Mellencamp,” will be
broadcast live from his recording studio outside of Bloomington, Indiana. It
also comes on the heels of his performance earlier this month at Farm Aid 2014,
another AXS TV broadcast production, where he performed songs from Plain
Spoken and several of his classic hits in the much lauded set.
The special will be repeated on Saturday at 11 PM ET. Find your channel HERE and
click HERE to
learn more about the special. After the jump we have the full press release. Read More
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
09/19/2014 - USA Today's Elysa Gardner spoke with John about his new album. Read the
complete piece after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "I didn't sit down and decide
I was going to make an album about certain topics," says Mellencamp, 62, of the
release, out Tuesday. "My mind is just open to ideas. I don't understand when
people talk about having writer's block. I think, you're thinking too much! Just
let it come to you." Read More