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.
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.
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)
01/21/2016 - John Mellencamp will be performing at the
in Thackerville, OK on Saturday, April 2nd supported by
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
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
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
12/07/2015 - The acclaimed rock musician, songwriter, actor, and painter discusses tea parties, Steinbeck, and why he wishes his grandparents were still alive in the famous "Proust Questionnaire" on the last page of the 2015/2016 Holiday Issue of Vanity Fair Magazine currently on newsstands now. Read the entire questionnaire and view a larger size photo of the caricature after the jump.
11/25/2015 - John Mellencamp is participating in Black Friday 2015 Record Store
Day. He will release a Limited Commemorative Edition of Scarecrow in gray vinyl,
remastered from original tapes, and including an aged "vintage" cover featuring
the "Cougar" being crossed out. Put this release on your Holiday Season wishlist
and pick on up on Black Friday! Head over to the RSD website
to see the
participating stores in your area, read more about the release on the RSD album page.
11/13/2015 - Before he went on to sell 27.5 million albums, John Mellencamp was determined
to make it as a painter. The legendary rocker walks Billboard through his first
New York exhibition at the ACA Galleries. Read the entire article after the jump and click
HERE to view and gain some insight on several of John's works currently on exhibit. Read More
10/22/2015 - John Mellencamp is set to guest-star on Season 14 of the animated television series “Family Guy” appearing on the October 25th episode. Mellencamp, will play an animated version of himself and perform an original song in the Halloween themed episode "Peternormal Activity." Click
HERE to read the other guest-stars appearing on Season 14 of the "Family Guy." Check your local listings for channel and time. Read More
10/19/2015 - Read Matthew Kassel of the New York Observer complete interview with John where his first art show in the city opens this week at the ACA Galleries after the jump. Here are some excerpts: " “I know me,” he clarified. “I’m old enough to know that I don’t need instruction or any of that kind of stuff. I know what I want to do and I do it...” "“They’re the same as my songs,” Mr. Mellencamp said of his art, which gives off a dark aura, at least at first glance. “American folk songs were about tragedy, right? They were about suffering and tragedy, and a lot of my songs are about that, even though they were misunderstood...” Read More
10/16/2015 - ...That Mellencamp puts brush to canvas may come as a surprise for many, but given the artist’s
proclivity to imbue his music with intimate stories and potent imagery (think
“Pink Houses,” one of the most famous examples), perhaps it shouldn’t. Often
figurative, and evoking hints of Neo- and German Expressionism, Mellencamp’s
paintings tread new ground, while remaining thematically in line with the
small–town, earnest portraits he crafts in verse. Read Issac Kaplan's of Artsy Magazine exclusive interview with John about his forthcoming exhibition at the ACA Galleries in New York, titled “The Isolation of Mister,” opening to the public on October 22, 2015, his beginnings in art and music, and the milestones that led him to stardom after the jump. Read More
10/05/2015 - It was announced today that John Mellencamp is among the A-list contenders nominated for the 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Winners will be inducted next June in New York City. Eligible members have until Dec. 11 to submit their votes for three non-performing nominees, two performing nominees and one deceased nominee. Not a member? To be able to vote in the election please join
HERE. Read the complete list of nominee's after the jump. Read More