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05/10/2013 - 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.  Read the complete press release with tickets details on our Ghost Brothers Mini Site Read More
05/10/2013 - Public Ticket On Sale: Friday, May 17 at 10am at aeglive.com except as noted HERE, Bloomington tickets are on sale now, please see the note HERE.

Pre-Sale Tickets: Tuesday, May 14th from 10am – 10pm (except for Louisville, which will be on Tuesday, May 28th from 10am-10pm and there is no Bloomington pre-sale, see note HERE). Please visit aeglive.com for links to all ticket purchases. Password is darkland Read More

05/08/2013 - Take an exclusive first listen to "Home Again," a sparse acoustic number tinged with simple percussion and deep, chilling harmonies from Sheryl Crow, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin and Taj Mahal" track 8 on the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County CD/DVD out June 4th exclusively at Rollingstone.com. Read More
05/08/2013 - This new CD / DVD commemorative package featuring a 12-page booklet containing rare photographs and a personal note from Woody's daughter, Nora captures the historic all-star concert staged in his honor last October in Washington, DC. The CD/DVD includes John's three performances: his solo "Do Re Mi," and his joining the entire roster of artists for "This Train Is Bound For Glory" and "This Land Is Your Land." The set will be available June 11, 2013 through Legacy Recordings.

The release coincides with the televised premiere of WOODY GUTHRIE AT 100! LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER which began on June 1st on PBS. Click "read more" for the complete press release, the track listings and a video of all the performers singing "This Land Is Your Land." and an updated PBS schedule Read More
04/26/2013 - Allen Grubman, the leading light in music entertainment law, is hosting a discussion series at New York's 92nd Street Y where he's joined by some of illustrious and fascinating friends to talk about life, business and the world-at-large. John sits down with his friend Allen on June 4 at 8:15 PM. Tickets to attend this intimate evening are now available on the 92Y site. If you have a question you'd like John to answer please submit it on the 92Y site using the link above. It may be used that night. Read More
04/23/2013 - What happens when Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett get together, and then rope in a whole crew of their famous musician friends? A supernatural Southern gothic musical called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, naturally.

The album, due June 4, is stuffed with luminaries — Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, and Roseanne Cash all make appearances — but the Kristofferson contribution “How Many Days” is a clear highlight, and you can hear it exclusively HERE


Like we said, the CD and accompanying making-of mini-doc DVD isn't out till June, but you can preorder it HERE on Amazon.com Read More
04/09/2013 - In the past John has been credited with conceptualizing the format/genre that has come to be known as Americana and/or No Depression and for which he was recognized by the Americana Music Association with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Now Dave Wheaton who blogs for Abilene, Texas's KEAN radio, ex post facto, names John a country artist who just happened to be three decades ahead of the curve. It's a good think piece worth reading.. Read More
04/08/2013 - Listen to "You Don't Know Me" the third track premiering at USA Today before the June 4th release of the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County CD/DVD.


"You Don't Know Me is a great song, whether you hear it within the Ghost Brothers story or all by itself," says Cash, who sings in the character of Monique, the wife of a man whose brothers died in an apparent murder/suicide. "Whenever John, Stephen and T Bone ask you to be a part of something, the answer has to be yes, doesn't it?" Read More
04/02/2013 - Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of actor Matthew McConaughey, recording artist Jack Ingram, and Texas head football coach Mack Brown, announced today that Grammy Award-winning artist John Mellencamp will headline its Gala Night on April 11, 2013 as part of MJ&M’s inaugural, two-day event in Austin, Texas. Opening for John Mellencamp will be Austin’s very own Dale Watson.

“John is one of my all-time favorite musicians and a man I call a friend,” said McConaughey. “He’s someone who has put his best foot forward to help others in need and I am honored and proud to have him perform at this event.”

“I have known Matthew since he was young and handsome, as opposed to middle-aged and distinguished (kinda),” said Mellencamp. “So, when he called to ask if we’d come down to Austin to play some music to raise money to help kids, we said ‘yes’ almost before he finished asking. This is gonna be fun, too, so come on by and have a good time while you help a great cause.”
 
MJ&M will take place on April 11-12, 2013 with multiple celebrity-filled, one-of-a-kind events throughout Austin, including the MJ&M Gala Night on April 11 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater.  To purchase concert tickets, please visit www.ACL-Live.com. Read More
03/13/2013 - On June 4, 2013 Hear Music/Concord Music Group is proud to release the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Check out the official album trailer that includes footage of John recording in the studio, several song snippets from the album and a sit down interview with John, Stephen King and T Bone Burnett along with details on the other artists who contribute to the album. .

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03/13/2013 - Check out the premier of "That's Who I Am" a song written by John from the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County album performed by Neko Case. 

Enjoy the song before the release of the album on June 4, 2013. Click "Read More" for the complete article including the official album trailer. Read More
03/04/2013 - John Mellencamp will highlight the 25th Annual Bob Costas Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre.

John Mellencamp and band will be returning to the Costas Benefit stage and are expected to perform a set that draws from his extensive catalog of classic songs. John previously performed at the Costas benefit in 2004.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling 314-577-5605 or online at www.glennon.org Sponsorship levels, which include pre-show dinner options, are also available by contacting the Foundation office at 314-577-5605. Click "Read More" for the complete Press Release. Read More
02/27/2013 - John Mellencamp is among the stars set to take stage at the T.J. Martell Foundation’s fifth annual Nashville Honors Gala on March 10th.

John will be performing as a tribute to his friendship and collaboration with T Bone. Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp, a recent exhibition at the Tennessee State Museum, opened Nashvillians to another aspect of Mellencamp's talent. He, too, has a deep musical connection with honoree Burnett, the two having worked together on several critically acclaimed projects including the recent album No Better Than This. Click "Read More" for the official Press Release. Read More
02/26/2013 - John along with his full band will headline the MJ&M Gala Night on April 11, 2013 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater as part of MJ&M’s inaugural, two-day event in Austin, Texas. The Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), is a joint fundraising effort of actor Matthew McConaughey, musician Jack Ingram and The University of Texas Head Football Coach Mack Brown that works to impact the lives of kids by investing in programs dedicated to empowering children. Opening for John Mellencamp will be Austin’s very own Dale Watson. Last year Dale was part of the cast in the Atlanta stage production of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

“John is one of my all-time favorite musicians and a man I call a friend,” said McConaughey. “He’s someone who has put his best foot forward to help others in need and I am honored and proud to have him perform at this event.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 1 at 10am CST via www.acl-live.com Click "Read More" to read the official press release on Mellencamp.com and click HERE for to find out more about the MJ&M foundation. Read More
02/25/2013 - Friday nights are taking on a new tune as Sony Movie Channel (SMC) features music-themed blockbuster films each week in March. The network has curated films covering a myriad of musical genres from rock and roll to country.

On March 22nd – MUSIC MOVIE MONTH, PART 4 - FALLING FROM GRACE airs at 10:00 PM ET. Check your local listing for the channel. To read the complete March lineup click "Read More" Read More
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