03/17/2014 - John Mellencamp will be playing a run of shows this summer, kicking off the tour at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, OK for two nights. Additionally, the tour will visit Niagara Falls, NY, Uncasville, CT, Atlantic City, NJ, Minot, ND, Orillia, ON, and Windsor, ON. Tour dates include the previously-announced Cheyenne, WY show at Frontier Nights, currently on sale.
Thackerville will have a pre-sale starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 13, and Casino Rama will have a pre-sale on Monday, March 17.
JOHN MELLENCAMP 2014 SUMMER TOUR DATES June 20 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino
June 21 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino
July 3 - Niagara Falls, NY - Seneca Niagara Casino
July 5 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
July 6 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Casino
July 18 - Cheyenne, WY - Frontier Nights
July 19 - Minot, ND - North Dakota State Fair
July 30 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama
July 31 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama
August 1 - Windsor, ON - Colosseum at Caesars Windsor Casino Read More
03/12/2014 - Pre-sale tickets for the June 20th and 21st Winstar Casino in Thackerville, OK go on sale tomorrow at 11AM ET. Visit the TOUR section for complete show details, pre-sale information and ticket prices. Read More
03/06/2014 - John is part of the Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert
Celebration - Deluxe Edition that will be released March 4
on CD, DVD & Blu-Ray. The event took place on October 16, 1992 at New
York’s Madison Square Garden; the first performance of that evening, almost 22
years ago, was John’s blazing rendition of “Like A Rolling Stone.” The release also includes some bonus features including John’s performance ”Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat." Read the complete track listing, view John's performance of "Like A Rolling Stone" and watch the trailer from the 1992 show after the jump. Read More
03/05/2014 - John is profiled on the latest episode of the documentary style show "The Journey" on The Big Ten network which covers the 2014 men's basketball season. In the interview John talks about life in Bloomington, IN and his relationship to Indiana University and IU Basketball. Click HERE for the
air times schedule and HERE
for a preview with some pictures of John from the interview. Read More
02/24/2014 - John Mellencamp and his band will be playing Cheyenne WY's Frontier Days on Friday, July 18th! Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11am ET/9am MT - Ticket Details. We will be offering pre-sale tickets
Thursday, February 26th at 12pm ET/10am MT
for registered Mellencamp.com members - Learn More. This show will be part of a short run of shows John will perform this summer. Stay tuned for more concert announcements.
02/23/2014 - For the past few months, John and the band have been hard at work on a new album. The album, produced by T Bone Burnett, is not yet finished and remains untitled but we're told it's coming together beautifully. It is expected in Fall of 2014, and will be followed by an extensive tour beginning in early 2015. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming months! Read More
02/19/2014 - Check out the "Spring Gear" issue of Men's Journal Magazine, Volume 23, No. 3 currently available on newsstands now. In this interview with Writer Sean Woods, John talks about money, addiction, and aging with grace. A more indepth interview is online at Mensjournal.com and posted after the jump. Read More
02/08/2014 - John recently afforded Architectural Digest readers an opportunity to see the interior design of his Daufuskie Island retreat. Pick up a copy of the March issue on newsstands, or download the digital edition to see more photos and to read the complete story.
Read the complete article online at
architechuraldigest.com. View a photo slideshow of the home
01/29/2014 - Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger passed away Monday, January 27, 2014. John had developed a friendship with Pete and was a vocal supporter and fan of his work. Pete was 94.
When word of Pete Seeger's death reached John, he issued a statement where he commented, "Pete Seeger always tried to make the world a better place through his music and activism. His lifelong commitment to the cause of peace and to addressing the plight of the downtrodden has been an inspiration to all those who have championed society's victims and have done what they could to combat injustice. His music and commitment was more powerful than a thousand armies. We are fortunate that he lit the way for so long."
Later, he told the New York Times, " Probably my most inspirational moment with Pete was playing at his 90th birthday concert, at Madison Square Garden. I asked him, ‘What do you think of this?’ He said, ‘It’s awfully nice. But you know, if you want to make a difference, you’ve got to keep things small. Keep it small, John. These big things are fine occasionally, but they make a big noise and then people forget them.’ And I think he was right. Farm Aid is an example: it’s small, but we keep plugging away.”
At the 90th birthday celebration for Pete, John covered Pete's "If I Had A Hammer" and performed his own Seeger inspired "A Ride Back Home." John and Pete teamed up again at the 2013 Farm Aid Concert in Saratoga Springs NY. Pete joined John, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Dave Matthews to sing "This Land Is Your Land" and "If I Had A Hammer." After the jump you can watch all of those performances. Read More
12/30/2013 - Mellencamp’s Masterpieces -
Champion of the heartland, Farm Aid founder, and accomplished Americana musician, John Mellencamp has been covertly pulling double-duty as a visual artist for more than 20 years. But with his first art museum exhibition at Youngstown, Ohio’s Butler Institute of American Art in progress, the spotlight is now shining brightly on 40 of his original oil paintings. Inspired largely by German artists Max Beckmann and Otto Dix, Mellencamp’s work is emotional and progressive, in keeping with his award-winning music. For Mellencamp, who began his painting career by training with the Art Students League in New York in the late 1980s, inspiration is ubiquitous, and his pieces range from the brazenly political to the intimately personal.
12/30/2013 - John will be delivering the game football for Duke (John's son Hud is on the Duke football team) during the pregame on New Years Eve at the Chick-fil-A Bowl game being held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA between Duke and Texas A&M. Watch the game on ESPN at 8pm ET. Read More
12/24/2013 - Read Kit O'Toole's review of John's boxed set 1978-2012 after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "Mellencamp’s early rebellious streak is alive and well,.."
"Over the last twenty years, Mellencamp has served as a living definition of the term “Renaissance man...”
"John Mellencamp 1978-2012 box set is a must-own for any Mellencamp fan. It provides a long overdue spotlight on his impressive work, and successfully argues why he has become a legendary figure in rock ‘n’ roll history..." Read More
12/20/2013 - Read Doug McClemont's discussion with John about his paintings on exhibit now at the Butler Institute of American Art until January 12th after the jump. Here are some excerpts: " the person who convinced Mellencamp to first consider showing the paintings was fellow music-icon-turned-professional-artist Bob Dylan, who cajoled his friend into taking the leap during a visit to Mellencamp’s Indiana home.,,"
"the conversation always turns back to the troubled environment and the woes of humanity such as racism and poverty..." Read More
12/13/2013 - Remember John's classic video Pink Houses? For your chance to win an autographed 1978-2012 Box Set all you have to do is: Watch the video, answer the questions (the correct answers are not required to qualify) and hit submit to be entered in the Watch and Win Sweepstakes. Click HERE
for all the details! Read More
12/12/2013 - The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, took place at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 6. To get the night started, fans were treated to a special performance by John. The event aired on FOX Sports 2 and NASCAR. Motor Racing Network (radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio also provided coverage. Read the press release on
"R.O.C.K in the U.S.A" and "Pink Houses" Read More