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01/25/2016 - On the strength of critical praise and high fan demand, the multiple Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll hall of famer is set to resume the renowned tour with support artist Carlene Carter on April 1 at the Brady Theater in Tulsa, OK. The tour will see Mellencamp hitting 13 all new cities and performing songs from 2015’s Plain Spoken, his 22nd studio album and one of the most lauded in his 40-year career, as well as his catalog of fan favorites. Read the complete press release after the jump.

Plain Spoken Tour
Tickets on sale Fri., Jan. 29 at 10am local time unless otherwise noted.

Fri 1-Apr Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
Mon 4-Apr Springfield, MO Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Tue 5-Apr Davenport, IA Adler Theatre
Thu 7-Apr Duluth, MN DECC Symphony Hall
Sat 9-Apr Lawrence, KS Lied Center of Kansas*
Sun 10-Apr Springfield, IL Sangamon Auditorium
Tue 12-Apr Muncie, IN Emens Auditorium
Wed 13-Apr Huntington, WV Keith-Albee Theatre*
Sat 16-Apr Wheeling, WV Capitol Theatre
Sun 17-Apr Erie, PA Warner Theatre
Tue 19-Apr Hartford, CT The Bushnell
Wed 20-Apr Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium*
Fri 22-Apr Rochester, NY Kodak Hall
Sat 23-Apr Albany, NY Palace Theatre
*On-sale Fri., Jan. 29 at 12pm local time. Read More
06/05/2015 - Celebrating roughly four decades as a touring musician, John Mellencamp played to a packed house at the Overture Hall in Madison, Wis., on June 2. Touring in support of his latest album Plain Spoken, his 22nd studio release, Mellencamp’s show drew from every aspect of his accomplished career. Read Deaniel DeSlover's complete 5 Star review after the jump. Read More
04/09/2015 - Celebrate John Mellencamp and Record Store Day on April 18th by purchasing a Plain Spoken vinyl or CD at participating record stores. For this year's RSD, participating stores will have prints of this original oil on canvas painting as a special part of their celebrations. The Record Store Day Headquarters has a framed, autographed version to give as a special souvenir of Record Store Day 2015 through a contest on their website. Head over to the RSD website to get a list of participating stores and to enter for your chance to win this amazing autographed print. Read quotes from John and his fans in support of RSD

"Immersing yourself in the environment of a real record store where music is celebrated and cherished adds real value to the experience of buying music. In some ways, that retail experience is as important as the music." - John Mellencamp

“He appreciates his fans, that is cool…”

“I'd love to win this. I'm a huge fan and so is my daughter. He gets better with age but I love Cherry Bomb!”

“Proud of my fellow Hoosier...celebrating and supporting Record Store Day…”

“I LOVE seeing John support Record Store Day this year! It's so very important to help independent record stores stay afloat (nothing better than hands on searching thru bins of music). It takes me back to my young girl days!”

How cool! I have been listening to his new album on vinyl. It's such a great sound. I'm happy to see he's supporting the small business records stores!

"I bought my first John Mellencamp album, Uh Huh, on vinyl at my local record store, and I bought his latest, Plain Spoken at my local record store! There's still nothing like going into a record store to buy an album. It's more than finally getting your hands on that long-awaited new release. It's the sights, the sounds, and the experience. I expect nothing less from an artist like John to support Record Store Day!" Read More
11/25/2014 - John's new album Plain Spoken is included in several great Black Friday sales this holiday shopping season. Pick up a copy for yourself or someone special in your life for a great holiday gift! 

Amazon - $6.99 Digital download or CD of the album between 11/21 – 11/28

Google Play - $3.99 Digital download of the album between 11/24 – 12/1

Learn more about the album, including the track listing and read the incredible lyrics HERE. Read More

11/21/2014 - John Mellencamp's new album Plain Spoken is now available from Republic Records and will be followed by an 80 city North American Tour starting in January. This is his 22nd full-length album and first release for Republic Records. Plain Spoken includes ten stunningly elegant and soul-searching Americana gems from “The Voice of the Heartland”, John Mellencamp, while celebrating his skill not just as a song craftsman but as a world-class entertainer.

Learn more about Plain Spoken, including the track listing and read the incredible lyrics HERE. Read More
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11/20/2014 - Watch John's latest music video for "Troubled Man" from his new album Plain Spoken
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10/20/2014 - This week AXS TV will rebroadcast the intimate live performance by John from his Belmont Mall studio outside of Bloomington, IN performed originally in late September. The night featured a mix of songs from his newly released album, Plain Spoken and classic songs performed by John and band for a tiny fan only audience. Here are the air dates/times:

Tuesday 10/21 at 10 PM ET and 12 AM ET
Wednesday 10/22 at 12:30 PM ET
Sunday 10/26 at 4:55 PM ET and 3:30 AM ET. ;

Watch "Sometimes There's God" the second track from Plain Spoken live from Belmont Mall.
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10/20/2014 - Listen to "Lawless Times," "The Brass Ring," and "Troubled Man" on The Alternate Root three incredible tracks off of Plain Spoken. Read the complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "Dusty Americana sweeps across thunder clouds of rhythm set against the dark background of electric guitar..."

"John Mellencamp sings as the lead character in his songs and that potential for personal has the songs as stories told by a friend..." Read More
10/01/2014 - John taped a sit down interview with Anthony Mason of the CBS Morning Show last week, discussing his recent release Plain Spoken. CBS This Morning airs from 7 to 9 AM ET. Watch Mellencamp.com for details on more appearances in the coming weeks. Read More
10/01/2014 - John Mellencamp, now 62-years-old and out with his 22nd album, Plain Spoken talks about the future of the music business and what inspires him these days to make more music.

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09/26/2014 - John performed "Troubled Man" with Andy York and Miriam Sturm in accompaniment on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Thursday, September 25th. One of his many media appearances in support of the new release Plain Spoken. John sat in with The Roots band and played classic Mellencamp songs in and out of commercial breaks. Watch the entire episode HERE

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09/23/2014 - We are VERY excited about John's tour and new album Plain Spoken! John will be performing a number of these incredible new songs on his 80-city North American Tour. The shows on this tour will feature both classics and new material. It will be a night filled with incredible music, words, and performances.

GET TO KNOW THESE SONGS BEFORE THE TOUR! We want to remind you that included with each ticket you purchased for the 2015 North American Tour is a digital download of the new album, so DOWNLOAD YOURS TODAY! If you bought multiple tickets, be sure to share your extra digital download codes with your family, friends and co-workers! And if you have already purchased your tickets and haven't received your digital download codes, email help@mellencamp.com for downloading assistance!

Ticket buyers will receive an email once the album has been released and the download is ready. Purchases after Sept. 23 will receive the download within 7 days of order. One download code per ticket for online and phone purchases only; does not apply to box office or outlet ticket purchases. This promotion is available until August 4th, 2015 and is valid for United States and Canadian residents only. Read More
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09/23/2014 - At 62, John Mellencamp has spent his nearly 40-year career figuring out exactly where he fits in the American grain, and he’s never inhabited traditional folk and blues-imbued settings as personally as on his 22nd album. Singing with gruff directness, the recent divorcé deals with relationship struggles (the somber “Tears in Vain”), as well as broader societal and moral worry (the hard-driving “Lawless Times”). He recorded the album in Indiana with executive production by T Bone Burnett, who has brought his stripped-down approach to Mellencamp’s recent albums. “I don’t trust myself, I don’t trust you,” he intones darkly. It’s a lonely old night, as he used to sing, and a raw one. Read More
09/22/2014 - On Tuesday, Jim Kerr sat down with John to talk about his new album, as well as share some needle drops of new tracks from the album, and he even surprised the crowd with a performance that included "Small Town," "Troubled Man," and "Jack & Diane." Listen to the interview HERE and watch John's performance of "Jack & Diane," "Small Town," and "Troubled Man" on iHeart.com.  Read More
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09/22/2014 - On Monday, John did a live 30 minutes interview with Marc Lamont Hill at HuffPost Live. You can watch it HERE.

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