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10/20/2016 - Read Dan Kane's complete review of the Akron Civic Theatre show on October 19th after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "Mellencamp accompanied himself on acoustic guitar for "Jack and Diane," and with piano backing crooned a nightclub number in a style reminiscent of Tom Waits. His rendition of Robert Johnson's "Stones in My Passway" was impassioned blues. He sang "Pop Singer," which denounces shallow radio pap, with sly humor. Read More
10/20/2016 - From the moment he strolled out on stage with his Fender Telecaster until the final notes of his last song 95 minutes later, John Mellencamp had the sold-out crowd at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 14 in the palm of his hand.

Sometimes they sang along, sometimes they danced, sometimes they just sat and listened intently to his words at the second show of the seventh and final leg of the “Plain Spoken” tour.

.Read the complete show review with a link to photos from the evening after the jump. Read More
10/15/2016 - “Ladies and Gentlemen, from Bloomington, Indiana, please welcome Mr. John Mellencamp,” echoed throughout the F.M. Kirby Center.

The lights on the stage rose and a six-piece band stood together on stage. Chords from “Lawless Times” shook the theater as guitar and fiddles were met with cheers and claps.

Then, out walked the man of the hour, which brought everyone to their feet as he bowed to his fans.

John Mellencamp wowed a sold-out crowd at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts Friday evening as a part of his seventh and final leg of the Plain Spoken Tour. Read the complete Kirby Center review after the jump. Read More

10/12/2016 - John kicked off his 2016 Fall Plain Spoken Tour at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA last night to rave reviews. Read Jim Perry's of Worcester Magazine complete review of the show after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "He continues to prove that he is an artist who does not sit on his laurels, but continues to grow..."

"His backing band was stellar, bringing out every nuance the songs demanded, and you could tell immediately this was going to be a night of serious music..."

"He caressed the audience as if they were hanging out in his living room..." Read More
10/12/2016 - John Mellencamp rocked the Hanover Theater Tuesday night, kicking off the final leg of his “Plain Spoken” tour on his only stop in New England scheduled during the extended performances.

He is touring with an entourage of stellar musicians on accordion, violin, guitar, keyboard, bass and drums performing heartland rock with traditional instrumentation on his "Plain Spoken" Tour, named for his 2015 album. Read Paula Owen's complete review after the jump. Read More
 
   

 

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