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02/14/2017 - An additional date has been added to John's summer tour the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, WI on Friday, August 4th. Tickets for the concert go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 24th.

A Mellencamp.com Ticket Pre-Sale will start on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00 AM local venue time. Visit the TOUR page for pre-sale and ticket details. Read More

02/14/2017 - One more date has been added to John's summer tour at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL on Sunday, August 20th. Ticket pre-sales and public on-sales are TBA. Watch Mellencamp.com's TOUR page for  updates.  Read More
02/13/2017 - John has added an additional date to his summer tour at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, MN on Tuesday, August 29th. Tickets for the concert go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 24th.

A Mellencamp.com Ticket Pre-Sale will start on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00 AM local venue time. Visit the TOUR page for pre-sale and ticket details. Read More

02/07/2017 - John Mellencamp has a very busy year on tap for 2017! Complete details will be announced in the coming weeks but his year will include:
  • The spring release of John's highly anticipated new album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies
  • A Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Summer outdoor concert tour across the U.S.
  • Promotional appearances in support of the new album!

Stay tuned to Mellencamp.com and John's Social Media pages (linked at bottom of website) for updates! Read More

02/07/2017 - John has added an additional date on his summer tour - with more to be announced! Tickets go on sale in May for the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, IA on Saturday, August 5th. Tickets are General Admissions good for all 6 days of concerts at the fair. Visit the TOUR page for ticket details. Read More
02/05/2017 - John Mellencamp and band will headline the main stage at the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction VT on Friday, September 1st. Tickets for the concert go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 10th.

A Mellencamp.com Ticket Pre-Sale will start on Wednesday, February 8th at 10:00am EST. Visit the TOUR page for pre-sale and ticket details. Read More

02/02/2017 - John Mellencamp is the first announced Grandstand show for the 2017 Great Allentown Fair in Allentown, PA. John and his band will headline the stage on Thursday, August 31st. Tickets for the concert go on sale to the general public starting at 10 AM local time Friday, February 17th.

A Mellencamp.com Ticket Pre-Sale will start at 10 AM EST on Tuesday, February 14th. Visit the TOUR page for pre-sale and ticket details. Read the complete press release for the show after the jump. Read More
02/01/2017 - Mellencamp.com, whenever possible, offers FREE pre-sale ticket access to members of Mellencamp.com. Learn how to join and access our pre-sales HERE.
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01/27/2017 - “Mellencamp,” the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s newest exhibition, traces the artist’s evolution from would-be teen idol to heartland rocker to socially conscious co-founder of Farm Aid. It features more than 100 of Mellencamp’s personal items, ranging from guitars to handwritten lyrics to a selection of the vibrant paintings that have become another creative outlet for him over the the past three decades.

Mellencamp’s 2008 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be reason enough for a career retrospective, but Karen Herman, the Rock Hall’s vice president of curatorial affairs, says it seemed especially appropriate now given how relatable so many of the themes in his music are today. Read her interview with Ohio Magazine about this amazing exhibit after the jump. Read More
01/26/2017 - Mellencamp takes a passionate and plainspoken approach to deliver wary, cautious remarks on America’s present and future. The rock icon hones in on social injustice in the track’s powerful lyrics: “So black lives matter/ Who we trying to kid? Here’s an easy target/ Don’t matter, never did/ Crosses burning such a long time ago 400 years and we still don’t let it go.”

The wistful melody captures “our country’s broken heart” and laments the future of our politics and social progress. Read the complete article, watch the official video, the Katie Couric interview and performance after the jump. Read More
01/24/2017 - "Easy Target" features late-night, smoky-bar piano and an ornate string section, and Mellencamp delivers his grim lines in a dry croak.

During a recent conversation with Katie Couric, Mellencamp suggested the song came to him in one jolt of inspiration. "I didn’t even want to write the song," he said. "All of a sudden, I just started singing 'easy target' ... as fast as I could write is how long it took me to write the song." Read the complete article after the jump. Read More
01/23/2017 - John's new single "Easy Target" has received immediate and widespread media attention. Here are some highlights:

People.com: John Mellencamp Addresses Black Lives Matter Movement in New ‘Easy Target’ Video Ahead of Trump Inauguration - Over a grim string arrangement, Mellencamp solemnly sings: “So Black Lives Matter, who we tryin’ to kid / Here’s an easy target / Don’t matter, never did / Crosses burnin’, such a long time ago / 400 years, and we still don’t let it go / Well, let the poor be damned and the easy targets, too / All are created equally, beneath you and me.”

Rolling Stone: - "Easy Target" features late-night, smoky-bar piano and an ornate string section, and Mellencamp delivers his grim lines in a dry croak. During a recent interview he suggested the song came to him in one jolt of inspiration. "I didn’t even want to write the song," he said. "All of a sudden, I just started singing 'easy target' ... as fast as I could write is how long it took me to write the song."

Radio.com: Mellencamp takes a passionate and plainspoken approach to deliver wary, cautious remarks on America’s present and future. The rock icon hones in on social injustice in the track’s powerful lyrics: “So black lives matter/ Who we trying to kid? Here’s an easy target/ Don’t matter, never did/ Crosses burning such a long time ago 400 years and we still don’t let it go.”  The wistful melody captures “our country’s broken heart” and laments the future of our politics and social progress. Read More

01/19/2017 - Premiered live on Yahoo'sThe Katie Couric Interview "Easy Target" is John’s reflection on the state of our country. An outspoken artist, Mellencamp continues his journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plain-spoken song. Download or stream "Easy Target" on all music services including iTunes and Spotify beginning at 6pm ET 1/19/17.

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01/19/2017 - John Mellencamp is no stranger to mixing music with politics. For over 35 years, the legendary Heartland rocker has been writing songs that draw attention to the struggles, culture and politics of the country.

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Indiana-born musician is releasing a politically charged new single titled, “Easy Target,” which he describes as “a reflection on the state of the country.” John debuted the song in live performance on January 19, 2017 on The Katie Couric Interview, watch on Yahoo.com

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01/19/2017 - John Mellencamp is getting political. The heartland rocker is releasing a new song and music video called “Easy Target” inspired by the turbulent political climate, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the clip.

Over a grim string arrangement, Mellencamp solemnly sings: “So Black Lives Matter, who we tryin’ to kid / Here’s an easy target / Don’t matter, never did / Crosses burnin’, such a long time ago / 400 years, and we still don’t let it go / Well, let the poor be damned and the easy targets, too / All are created equally, beneath you and me.” Watch the video and read the complete article after the jump. Read More
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