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04/14/2016 - Read Patrick Yeagle's complete Sangamon Auditorium review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "Last night’s performance seemed to bring out the John Mellencamp he wanted to be all along: an irreverent cultural observer who tricks listeners into thinking more critically about life..."

"Compared with the often jaunty “roots rock” which started Mellencamp’s career, some of the songs from “Plain Spoken” seem outright sad, but in a good way..."

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04/13/2016 - Crowds of all ages packed into John R. Emens Auditorium April 13 for John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken tour, which made a stop at Ball State

Hands clapped to the familiar beats of Mellencamp's hits as he took the stage, joined by his band clad in black-tie attire.

After the opening song, he greeted the audience's cheers.

"Thank you, I'm John Mellencamp." Read Amanda Belcher's complete review after the jump. Read More
04/08/2016 - Read Mark Nicklawske of the Duluth News Tribune complete review of the Duluth Symphony Hall show after the jump. Here is an excerpt: " If you mixed a preacher, a punch press operator and an old bluesman together in the back of a cement mixer, John Mellencamp would come out in the pour..." Read More
03/29/2016 - ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present acclaimed songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp with its prestigious Founders Award at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 27th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

“For the last four decades, John Mellencamp has captured the American experience in his songs,” said ASCAP President Paul Williams. “His infectious melodies and compassionate lyrics, wrapped in workingman’s rock, crystallize life’s joys and struggles and illuminate the human condition. A national treasure, he’s also one of the truly great music creators that can make us care, move, clap and sing along.” Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More
03/03/2016 - The John Mellencamp “Plain Spoken Tour” that was scheduled for June is cancelled.  All tickets will be automatically refunded.

Tickets Purchased by Credit & Debit Cards
Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full (including your ticket insurance premium, if relevant) and you do not need to take any action. Please allow up to 10 working days for the refund to appear in your account.

Tickets Purchased by Cash & EFTPOS
If you purchased tickets by cash or EFTPOS Ticketek or Ticketmaster will be in contact with details of how to obtain a full refund.

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02/23/2016 - The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, located in Peekskill, NY, has a history of exhibitions that feature artists from the international community, some with established careers and stellar reputations as well as those just emerging onto the art stage. ‘WORD’ is HVCCA’s first exhibition purposed to highlight talented regional artists who prominently feature ‘a word’ or ‘words’ in their artistic. John, whose paintings often feature single words, phrases or full sentences, will have his work shocased as part of the exhibit. The exhibit will be on view from Feb. 27th -July 31st. Visit the HVCCA website for more information. Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More
02/09/2016 - John Mellencamp will be performing in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY  on Friday, April 22nd, supported by Carlene Carter. Tickets to this show will go on sale to the public on Friday, Feb. 19th   @ 10 AM (Local Venue Time) There will be a Mellencamp.com pre-sale for this show beginning Wednesday, Feb. 17th @ 10 AM (Local Venue Time). Read More
02/01/2016 - John Mellencamp will be performing at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI on Friday, April 15th, supported by Carlene Carter. Tickets to this show will go on sale to the public on Saturday, Feb. 6th  @ 9 AM (Local Venue Time) There will be a Mellencamp.com pre-sale for this show beginning Thursday, Feb. 4th @ 10 AM (Local Venue Time). Please note there will be no Diamond Ticket Packages offered for this show.  Read More
01/25/2016 - On the strength of critical praise and high fan demand, the multiple Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll hall of famer is set to resume the renowned tour with support artist Carlene Carter on April 1 at the Brady Theater in Tulsa, OK. The tour will see Mellencamp hitting 13 all new cities and performing songs from 2015’s Plain Spoken, his 22nd studio album and one of the most lauded in his 40-year career, as well as his catalog of fan favorites. Read the complete press release after the jump.

Plain Spoken Tour
Tickets on sale Fri., Jan. 29 at 10am local time unless otherwise noted.

Fri 1-Apr Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
Mon 4-Apr Springfield, MO Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Tue 5-Apr Davenport, IA Adler Theatre
Thu 7-Apr Duluth, MN DECC Symphony Hall
Sat 9-Apr Lawrence, KS Lied Center of Kansas*
Sun 10-Apr Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium
Tue 12-Apr Muncie, IN Emens Auditorium
Wed 13-Apr Huntington, WV Keith-Albee Theatre*
Sat 16-Apr Wheeling, WV Capitol Theatre
Sun 17-Apr Erie, PA Warner Theatre
Tue 19-Apr Hartford, CT The Bushnell
Wed 20-Apr Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium*
Fri 22-Apr Rochester, NY Kodak Hall
Sat 23-Apr Albany, NY Palace Theatre
*On-sale Fri., Jan. 29 at 12pm local time. Read More
01/24/2016 - Tickets will go on sale January 29th for the April 2016 Plain Spoken Tour! Watch Mellencamp.com's TOUR page closely for updates.

PRE-SALES
Mellencamp.com will once again be offering pre-sale ticket access for free members of Mellencamp.com. Learn how to join and use our pre-sales HERE. Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, Jan. 27th at at 10:00 AM local time and last through Thursday, Jan. 28th at 10:00PM. Ticket limit will be 6 tickets per website member per show.

DIAMOND TICKET PACKAGES
Will go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 27th at at 10:00 AM local time. LEARN MORE. Package limit is 6 per person per show.

PUBLIC TICKETS
The general public ticket on-sale for all shows are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29th at 10:00 am local time (except Lawrence, Huntington, & Portland at 12pm local)

Purchase links will be available on Mellencamp.com's TOUR page.

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01/21/2016 - John Mellencamp will be performing at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, OK on Saturday,  April 2nd supported by Carlene Carter. Tickets to this show will go on sale to the public on Friday,  Jan. 29th @ 10 AM (Local Venue Time)

There will be a Mellencamp.com pre-sale for this show beginning on Wednesday, January 27th @ 10 AM (Local Venue Time). Please note there will be no Diamond Ticket Packages offered for this show. Read More
01/14/2016 - John's May 2nd show at the Sony Centre made Jane Stevenson's of the Toronto's Sun Annual Ten Best Show's in Toronto.

#2. John Mellencamp, May 2, Sony Centre: During the second of two shows, the 64-year-old Indiana-born roots-rocker “delivered a high energy, sonically creative set of music that ran just shy of two hours. ... Equal parts heartland rock, blues, cabaret, gospel, soul, country and musical theatre .... there was really never a dull moment.” Read her complete list after the jump. Read More
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01/07/2016 - Tune for Farm Aid 30 on AXS TV! The 90-minute special presentation features performances from Farm Aid’s 30th anniversary concert, epic performances from the Farm Aid archives, and the backstory about the work that Farm Aid does. The special will include several Mellencamp performances along with his thoughts on Farm Aid. Click here to find AXS TV in your local area and HERE for AXS's broadcast schedule. Learn more at FarmAid.com.

Current repeat airings include: (search their schedule for more)
Wed, Jan 27th 2:20 PM ET

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01/06/2016 - John Mellencamp will headline the final night of the free three day AT&T Playoff Playlist series in Phoenix AZ. The concert is part of the celebration in surrounding the 2016 College Football Playoff Championship. John and band will rock the stage in downtown Phoenix on Sunday, January 10th, the day before the National Championship game takes place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in nearby Glendale AZ. For complete details on this event please read the press release after the jump. Read More
12/24/2015 - Mike Miller of the Bloomington Herald Times spoke with John's son Hud Mellencamp a wide receiver with Duke University about the dream match up against his hometown Indiana University in the Pinstripe Bowl game. His father’s name adorns Indiana’s indoor football facility and his ties to the Hoosiers’ program run deep.

But Hud Mellencamp’s allegiance in the Pinstripe Bowl is clear.

He’ll be on Duke’s sideline, wearing his No. 17 jersey in the final game of a college football career that he didn’t necessarily see coming.

“It’s been a wild ride,” he said. Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More
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