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01/05/2011 - Each ticket purchased for John Mellencamp's February through April 2011 concerts in the U.S. includes an MP3 download of his new album No Better Than This AND a chance for an upgrade to the FRONT ROW!

Each download code redeemed will give you a chance to be selected for an upgrade to a pair of front row tickets! DOWNLOAD TODAY!

After the jump we have created a tutorial to help guide you through the redemption and download process and explain more about how to be eligible for a FRONT ROW UPGRADE. Read More
11/29/2010 - Tickets for John's previously announced Austin TX concert (April 2, 2011) at the new Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 3rd.

Mellencamp.com's Austin pre-sale begins at 10 AM CT, on Wednesday, December 1st!
Visit the TOUR section for complete show details and ticket prices. Click the small blue information icon for show-specific information. To learn more about how our pre-sales work, click HERE for details about our ticket program. Premium Ticket Packages will be available for this show and will go on sale via an open-to-the public pre-sale (no password needed) at 10 AM CT on Wednesday. Read More
11/12/2010 - John's recently launched No Better Than This Tour has been barnstorming across the Midwest and breaking new creative ground! The show finds John using numerous configurations ranging from solo acoustic to full-tilt rock during his 24 song/2+ hour performance.

Some of John's best known songs have been "re-imagined" this time around, definitely a stylistic departure of consummate brilliance. The show includes a significant number of songs from No Better Than This so this isn't just a "greatest hits" recital by any measure. The show begins with a small band setup including sounds that reach back to the beginning of the rock era. The middle portion of the show features various configurations of his band moving through acoustic, folk and Americana themed material. The last third of the show is fully electrified as his complete band closes out the show with a smoking rock set. After the jump we have links to some of the best tour content fans should check out. Read More
11/09/2010 - Read David Lindquist's Clowes Hall show review. Here are some excerpts: "the "No Better Than This" tour stacks up to be the most forward-thinking road show in Mellencamp's Hall of Fame career..."

"He's finally liberated himself from a classic-rock albatross to drink deeply from American roots music..." Read More
11/08/2010 - Long time Indianapolis Star music writer David Lindquist, who has covered John's career since the 1990's, is writing a series of blogs to build up to John's two performances in Indianapolis this week. The first several installments are already posted. Click HERE to read the blogs. Read More
11/07/2010 - Read Katie Moulton's full show review. Here are some excerpts: "The roots-rock veteran did look like he was having fun last night at the Fox Theatre, punching all his marks while remaining heartfelt..."

"the honesty of Mellencamp's mission comes through in footage of the recording sessions. To see the small band of session players huddled around a single 1940s-era microphone, to think that Better is the first mono-only release to make the top 10 since 1964, and to listen as steady, unobtrusive T-Bone Burnett cajoles profanity-firing Mellencamp into a take - well, that's pretty cool..." Read More
11/05/2010 - Read Evan Schlansky's review of the Nashville, TN show at the Ryman Theater. Here are some excerpts: "His voice, grainy and loaded with gravitas, remains as compelling and as affective as it was the day he recorded ďPink HousesĒ in 1983. Itís a voice thatís as distinctive as any of his arguably more famous peers, from Dylan to Springsteen to Petty, and like those artists, itís attached to a man who has kept integrity high on his priority list..."

"Johnny Cash once referred to him as one of the ten best songwriters, and Mellencampís newer material didnít disappoint in a live setting..." Read More
11/04/2010 - Read Jay Smith's full overview of the No Better Than This Tour kicking off at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington, Indiana. Read More
10/30/2010 - John's web team has posted a blog recounting the opening night of the tour on Friday, October 29th in John's hometown of Bloomington, IN. Click HERE to read it and see a few pictures from the show. Read More
10/29/2010 - Tonight: Mellencamp.com will be live blogging from Mellencamp's No Better Than This Tour kick off in Bloomington IN!

Visit John's Facebook page where we will be posting comments throughout the night under the Tour Kick Off topic: http://www.facebook.com/johnmellencampdotcom Read More
10/29/2010 - Long time John Mellencamp tour manager Harry Sandler is submitting photos documenting the No Better Than This Tour. Our latest image is from Thursday night's tour kickoff rehearsals at the IU Auditorium in John's hometown of Bloomington, IN.



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10/28/2010 - John was interviewed today by WTIU's London Swan on the eve of the kick off of his No Better Than This Tour. A larger version of the video and the text story is after the jump.

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10/28/2010 - Tickets on sale NOW. Visit the TOUR section for ticket purchase links and complete show details . Read More
10/27/2010 - After the jump we have the passwords for each show on the 3rd leg of John's tour. Please use and share with your friends, family & co-workers. Read More
10/27/2010 - This is the week Mellencamp fans have been waiting months for: John's 2010 tour kicks off this Friday in John's hometown of Bloomington, IN! Mellencamp.com will be there to report on the launch of the tour:

** Watch John's Facebook page for live reports from the show on Friday night!

** Photos and details will be posted on the Mellencamp.com blog over the weekend.

** Connect with your fellow fans attending your show via the Show Discussion Boards in the Mellencamp.com Community: Meet up before the show, discuss what you hope John will play, and discuss your favorite moments of the show after. Also send Mellencamp.com your reviews, videos and photos. Read below for more on how you can share them with us. Read More
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