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04/14/2012 - Read Curt Holman's complete review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "Above all else, Ghost Brothers sounds like a dream — and occasionally a nightmare. Mellencamp's driving beats and catchy melodies, largely influenced by country, rock, and blues, have an instrumental richness and auditory clarity like I've never heard in a stage musical..." Read More
04/13/2012 - Read Wendell Brock's blog review of Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County Here is an excerpt: "Mellencamp digs deep into the soul of Southern roots music..." Read More
04/12/2012 - Read Bert Osborne's complete review of the premiere of "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" after the jump here is an excerpt: "Their poignant ballad “Home Again” is just one of some 20 songs in Mellencamp’s rousing score, a fusion of blues, country and rock that’s superbly performed by Booth’s 19-member cast. Under Burnett’s musical direction, the sensational four-piece band never misses a beat.." Read More
04/08/2012 - Read Michelle Jones' interview with John about the "Nothing I Like I Planned" exhibit opening on Thursday at the Tennessee State Museum. Here are some excerpts: "“I don’t really know about soul-baring stuff; I’m not that kind of guy. I’m a worker, I work,..”

"Mellencamp’s own use of color is impressive, especially the way he defines faces.."

"These are beautifully simple portraits, reflecting Mellencamp’s latest direction. ..."

"Paintings are never really done; they’re just abandoned,” Mellencamp said. Read More
04/07/2012 - Read Kristi York Wooten's blog on Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Here are some excerpts: "The idea for “Ghost Brothers” began in Mellencamp’s territory of “Small Town” Indiana, where the “Pink Houses” songwriter became intrigued by a mysterious tragedy connected to a property he’d purchased there in the 1990s..."

"Although neither Mellencamp nor “Ghost Brothers” music director T Bone Burnett (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) performs in the musical, the rootsy aesthetic they mastered on previous collaborations (2010’s “No Better Than This” and 2008’s “Life, Death, Love, and Freedom”) remains in force..." Read More
04/05/2012 - Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a chilling new musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, book by Stephen King and musical direction by T-Bone Burnett has opened in Atlanta, GA!

The production began previews on April 4th with the opening on April 11th and runs through May 13th, 2012. Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the project, more than a decade in the making, through the Alliance Theater's website or by phone at 404.733.5000. We are offering a $10 discount off regularly priced tickets if you use the code MELLENCAMP10 during your ticket purchase.
 
Click "Read More" for the most updated news articles on the project, the casting announcements and to view the press conference.

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04/04/2012 - Read Bret Love's interview with John on his collaboration with Stephen King and how they got their unusual musical to the stage after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "we’ve had a great 12 years with each other on and off, and we’ve become really good friends..."

"Steve and I have done this before, but, under the supervision of Susan Booth, they really brought life to these characters. Quite honestly, we’re floored..." Read More
04/03/2012 - At 10 AM local venue time on Thursday, April 5th there will be a Bayfest pre-sale for registered members of Mellencamp.com. The pre-sale will include both the general admission area as well as the two VIP sections located in front of the stage. One VIP section serves alcohol (must be 19 years or over to enter) Both have their own washrooms and beverage and food areas.

Visit the TOUR section for complete show details, pre-sale times and ticket prices. Click the small blue information icon for show-specific information. Click HERE to learn more about how our free pre-sales work. Read More
04/02/2012 - Congratulations to the winners of the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County VIP Ticket Contest: Mr. & Mrs. Hoyt M. (the Mellencamp.com winner) from Atlanta, Georgia and Mary V of Cleveland, OH (the StephenKing.com winner). The winners receive two opening night center orchestra tickets and two tickets to the VIP opening night party at the Four Seasons in Atlanta! Read More
03/30/2012 - Due to high ticket demand John has added a second show for Friday, July 6th in St. John's NL at the Mile One Centre and July 10th in Dartmouth, NS at the Dartmouth Sportsplex! All tickets are on sale now to the general public. Premium Ticket Packages are available at VIPnation.com. Read More
03/30/2012 - Read Wendell Brocks' feature on Ghost Brothers of Darkland County after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "Haunted by the tale, Mr. Mellencamp decided he wanted to turn it into a musical ghost story. And when you’ve sold 40 million albums and need a collaborator, you can start with the best ghost-story writer you can find..."

“I got this call out of the blue from John Mellencamp, saying he wanted to write a play,” Stephen King said..." Read More
03/29/2012 - Paul Polycarou of the Nashville Arts Magazine was thrilled to be invited to John's home studio to talk with him about his art and his upcoming exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum opening April 12th. To view a slide show of the complete article (pages 22 -27) and view some of the new painting that will be on exhibit please click HERE. The image on the cover of the Magazine is John's painting "Wanted" which is part of the show. After the jump we have the transcribed article. Read More
03/22/2012 - Mellencamp.com offers pre-sale tickets for most shows for the registered members of the website. Visit the TOUR section for complete show details, pre-sale information and ticket prices. Click the small blue information icon for show-specific information. To learn more about how our free pre-sales work, click HERE for complete details about our ticket program.

Premium Ticket Packages will be offered
first as a pre-sale for Mellencamp.com members. Click HERE to learn more about packages. Read More
03/22/2012 - The paintings of John Mellencamp will be featured in his first museum exhibition, Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp, from April 12, 2012 to June 10, 2012 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. The exhibition offers 52 paintings, spanning four decades of output including numerous pieces that have never been exhibited previously. The showing is free to the public. When asked about his work, Mellencamp commented, "Do I have a mission of what I want to accomplish with this? I’ve already accomplished it. There it is. There’s the song. There’s the painting. I'm painting because I have to." Complete details are available after the jump. Read More
03/21/2012 - We are offering No Better Than This Tour Premium Ticket Packages at shows on John's No Better Than This Tour. Each package includes a premium ticket in the first ten rows along with an impressive set of exclusive and collectible Mellencamp items!

Each package includes: One reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows of the stage - Exclusive Concert Shirt - Collectible Tour Poster (limited, numbered) -Limited edition vinyl copy of the new album No Better Than This - Commemorative Tour Laminate

Packages will go on sale via a pre-sale for Mellencamp.com member before going onsale to the general public. The package pre-sale will be at the same time as the Mellencamp.com Pre-Sale through the TOUR page. Limit of 4 per order. Quantities are very limited so act quickly! Read More
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