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09/15/2014 - Tickets will go on sale THIS week for all 80 shows on the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour! PRE-SALES BEGIN TOMORROW!

Mellencamp.com will once again be offering free pre-sale ticket access to members of Mellencamp.com to all shows. Learn how to join and access our pre-sales HERE.

Additionally, special pre-sales will be available to Citi cardmembers.

Both pre-sales begin on Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 10 AM local time and last through Thursday, September 18th at 10 PM.

PLAIN SPOKEN TOUR TICKET UPDATES
Tickets will go on sale to the general public FRIDAY for all 80 shows on the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour!

ALBUM INCLUDED WITH EACH TICKET

Included with each ticket purchased for the 2015 North American Tour is a digital download of John's new album Plain Spoken! Share your digital download codes with your family and friends that are attending the concert! The album is released NEXT Tuesday, September 23rd.

PRE-SALES END THURSDAY!
Mellencamp.com pre-sales are underway for all 80 shows, including Diamond Package Tickets! Pre-sales end Thursday, September 18th at 10 PM. The password is FREEDOM. Purchase links, list of tour dates and updates are available on Mellencamp.com's TOUR page.

NEW YORK PRE-SALE DETAILS:
Carnegie Hall Mellencamp.com pre-sales begin at 11 AM ET Thursday, September 18th

DIAMOND TICKET PACKAGES
Will go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 10 AM local time, except for the New York City shows which will begin at 11 AM local. LEARN MORE.

PUBLIC TICKETS
The general public ticket on-sale for all shows are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19th at 10 AM Read More

09/09/2014 -

Farm Aid is this Saturday in Raleigh, NC! Watch FarmAid.org for updates about the concert. Here are some ways you can watch or listen live!

TV: If you can't join us in Raleigh, celebrate with us at home by watching the concert live! Starting at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT, tune into AXS TV to watch the show live in HD.

Webcast: We'll also be streaming the concert live in HD on farmaid.org starting at 7pm EDT with our webcast, "Farm Aid 2014 Presented by Amy’s Kitchen."

SiriusXM: And you can start listening live on Willie Nelson's SiriusXM channel, Willie's Roadhouse (56), beginning at noon EDT. SiriusXM's Dallas Wayne will host backstage interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage of the event.

As you get ready for Farm Aid 2014, we invite you and your friends to use the #Road2FarmAid hashtag to share photos, videos and experiences. Visit Farm Aid's #Road2FarmAid page to download official digital swag like social media banners, cover images, web badges and more. You'll also find a link to the Farm Aid 2014 concert app for iPhone and Android, with built-in easy ways to share your journey. See the entire line up of performers and read the complete press release after the jump. Read More

09/09/2014 - Folk-rock and philosophy are the making's of John Mellencamp's new album, Plain Spoken. The music looks back towards Bob Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks, with strummed guitars, and brushes on the drums and neck-rack harmonica, and the words ponder trouble, power, love, God, freedom, and mortality - the concerns of a songwriter acting his age. Read More
09/09/2014 - Three weeks after John Mellencamp released the first single from his upcoming album, the singer-songwriter has just unveiled another track. The song, ‘Sometimes There’s God,’ premiered at Parade.

Like ‘Troubled Man,’ the new cut is a roots-pulling number that reaches back to Mellencamp’s most fertile period in the mid-’80s, when he was making classic records like ‘Scarecrow’ and ‘The Lonesome Jubilee.’ Read More
09/09/2014 - Myplaydirect.com is offering an exclusive John Mellencamp Ultimate Signed Bundle that includes a Plain Spoken Vinyl, a John Mellencamp Crosley Record Player, and a SIGNED Plain Spoken Lyric Packet (limited to 300).

INTERNATIONAL NOTE: MyPlayDirect.com is taking orders from buyers outside of North America for Plain Spoken and the Ultimate Signed Bundle!

Ultimate Plain Spoken Bundle


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09/08/2014 - Four years after his last record, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp is back with more stirring songs about American life in his newest album, Plain Spoken.

You can listen to the record’s second track, “Sometimes There’s God,” exclusively on Parade.com

The melancholy song about struggling with religion joins nine other thoughtfully crafted, rustic tracks on Plain Spoken, Mellencamp’s 22nd full-length studio album that comes almost 40 years after his first album’s release.

"Sometimes There's God"


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09/05/2014 - Rugged, rural and packed with an aging rocker's gimmick-free reflections on life and hope Plain Spoken is the first album in Mellencamp's "lifetime contract" with Republic. The stark, soul- baring lead single, "Troubled Man" like the rest of the album, follows the acoustic path of Mellencamp's last two project's 2010's No Better Than This and 2008's Life, Death Love and Freedom. Read More
08/27/2014 - John's 22nd full-length album and first release for Republic Records Plain Spoken is now available for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes , BestBuy, Walmart and Google Play. Myplaydirect.com  is offering an exclusive John Mellencamp Ultimate Signed Bundle that includes a Plain Spoken Vinyl, a John Mellencamp Crosley Record Player, and a SIGNED Plain Spoken Lyric Packet (limited to 300).and a instant MP3 download of "Troubled Man." with any pre-order. Plain Spoken is available in a 10-track edition on CD, vinyl, and digital download. Read the Press Release HERE

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08/25/2014 - The exhibition will feature some 40 oil and mixed media paintings, which will remain on view at the Museum from October 10, 2014 until December 28, 2014. Mellencamp’s unbridled creativity enables him to aesthetically express hard-hitting truthful messages with distinctive perception. “John Mellencamp’s subject matter is of human existence painted as simply, starkly and fully as he himself experienced it,” said Museum of Art—DeLand CEO George Bolge. “Art is not merely something he uses to clarify his position or to give point to his vision of life, it’s the very substance of who he is and what he wants to say.” Read the complete press release after the jump.



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08/19/2014 - "Troubled Man," the lead track off of John's album Plain Spoken, is now available for digital single purchase at all major music download sites, including iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play Music, Spotify, Rhapsody and many others. "Troubled Man" has been released to radio as the first single from the album. After the jump is a larger version of the single cover, which features an original painting by John Mellencamp.

Artwork for "Troubled Man" Single

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08/18/2014 - John will return from a four-year recording hiatus on September 23rd with Plain Spoken, his first album under a groundbreaking "lifetime contract" with Republic Records. Listen to an exclusive stream of its lead single, the acoustic guitar-driven "Troubled Man" on RollingStone.com Read More
08/13/2014 - In the new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine with Willie Nelson on the cover, hitting shelves now,  "The Playlist" played five songs new and old for the heartland rocker, - whose Plain Spoken LP is due in September, and asked for his take on each one. Check out John's "Expert Opinion" of these songs after the jump. Read More
08/07/2014 - Republic Records announced an unprecedented "lifetime" recording contract with John Mellencamp. “The Voice of the Heartland” has touched the hearts and souls of music listeners and influenced American culture with enduring songs. He will release his 22nd full-length album this fall, Plain Spoken, a stunningly elegant and soul-searching gem.

Republic Records co-founder and chief executive Monte Lipman commented, “Not only has he served as an ambassador of social consciousness in America, but he has also provided the soundtrack of a generation. We’re thrilled to be working with John Mellencamp as part of this historic deal.”

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07/24/2014 - John spoke with David Menconi of the Raleigh News Observer this week announcing Farm Aid 29 on September 13th at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Read the complete interview after the jump. Here are some excerpts: “I think North Carolina has always been an important part of small family farms dating back to the Civil War,”

“We come down there with respect for the hard work people have done there...” Read More
07/23/2014 - We will be offering a limited amount of tickets in a Mellencamp.com member pre-sale on Saturday, July 26 beginning at 10 AM ET through Thursday, June 31 ending at 10 PM. The pre-sale tickets will be offered through Live Nation using a password posted on the Mellencamp.com TOUR page for logged in members. Read THIS tutorial to learn how our pre-sale works. Please watch our TOUR page for more details. Read More
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