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05/13/2015 - Whether you walked into the Benedum to see an older, grayer John Mellencamp dig into Americana roots or kick it out like old times on "Pink Houses," you walked out happy Tuesday night.

The Indiana rocker has made one of the more artful transitions from arena spectacle to theater show, offering something rich and beautiful while also bringing the rock. Read Scott Mervis' complete review of the Benedum Theater show after the jump. Read More
05/03/2015 - Read Jane Steveson's complete review of the Sony Centre show after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "The Indiana-born musician and his six-piece band, including a drummer who played on two different kits, delivered a high energy, sonically creative set...""there was really never a dull moment..."

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04/30/2015 - John Mellencamp isn't just aging gracefully; he's defiantly shaking a stick at all the years still facing him.

At age 63, the Indiana rocker is looking back on his Hall of Fame career with some sentimentality, but he is also living fully in the present and ready for what lies ahead. Read Graham Rockingham's complete Hamilton Place Theater review after the jump. Read More
04/26/2015 - John Mellencamp opened a can of worms at the top of his show at the Apollo Theater on Thursday night. Leading his six-piece backing band through a roadhouse shuffle called “Lawless Times,” he rattled off a partial list of modern ills: police brutality, banking malfeasance, government corruption, online music piracy. Read Nate Chinen's of the NY Times complete review after the jump. Read More
04/26/2015 - Read Frank Scheck's of The Hollywood Reporter complete Apollo Theater review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "He still displays a tremendous joy in performing, as evidenced by his superb show at New York's Apollo Theatre..."

"Mellencamp delivered a perfectly paced show that had the audience on its feet..." Read More
04/23/2015 - When Mellencamp and band came out for their set they were in tuxes—and in fiddler Miriam Sturm’s case, black gown—just as it was for John Cougar at Radio City for his first headlining show in New York following his pop chart breakthrough in 1982 with “Hurts So Good.” Read Jim Bessman's complete 5 star review of the Carnegie Hall show in NYC after the jump. Read More
04/19/2015 - John Mellencamp brought an inspired set of "Heartland Rock" to the Providence Performing Arts Center Thursday night. Behind a stellar band, he played an impressive show featuring selections from his recent album Plain Spoken, a couple of Blues rarities, and some fresh takes on his own classics. It was one of the better PPAC shows in recent memory. Read Ken Abrams complete show review after the jump. Read More
04/18/2015 - Read Sara Rodman's of The Boston Globe complete review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: “Mellencamp and his always crack backing sextet took a tour of both the old songs — often with fresh twists on the arrangements — and newer material, all with a satisfying gusto..."

"If anyone in the packed house wanted the hits, they got them..." Read More
03/26/2015 - Read Kevin Oliver's complete review of the Columbia, SC show at The Township Auditorium, March 24th after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "John Mellencamp proved he's still not willing to play it safe..."

Mellencamp has been writing darkly cynical, finger-pointing anthems for decades, and their ability to hold up through a changing backdrop of current events says more about America, perhaps, than it does about Mellencamp. The other thing Mellencamp has been good at for a very long time is working roots and acoustic tones into his heartland rock 'n' roll..." Read More
03/20/2015 - Read Jay Cridlin of the Tampa Bay Times complete review of the Ruth Eckerd Hall show in Clearwater, FL on the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour. Here is an excerpt: "Mellencamp goes his own way, always has, even when those paths weren’t the most obvious or popular. In trading down for smaller stages, he’s managed to remain exactly who he wants to be, even if it means leaving a few huge hits in the chamber. Read More
03/14/2015 - John Mellencamp ended his robust show at the Fox Theatre with a snippet of nostalgia and a humorous take on looking back – “The only problem with old times is that we gotta be old to have ‘em.”

But for the previous two hours, Mellencamp demonstrated that even an artist with one of the most durable catalogs in classic rock can produce relevant material nearly four decades into a career. Read Melissa Ruggieri's complete review of The Fox Theatre show in Atlanta, GA after the jump. Read More
03/12/2015 - John Mellencamp took to the stage at 8:30 and performed a full 21-song set comprised of old fan favorites and new material. He began with “Lawless Times” off of his newest album and by the time he reached “Check It Out,” the entire hall was on their feet singing and dancing. Read Suzanne Cordeiro of Austin's Examiner.com complete review after the jump. Read More
03/09/2015 - Read Preston Jones complete review at the McFarlin Auditorium show on Saturday, March 7th after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "crowd roared its approval — they were shouting back the lyrics with the gusto of a bloodthirsty mob — and in doing so, validated his decades of furious, Midwestern rock and roll..."

"Mellencamp’s sandpaper snarl — one of rock’s most strangled and beloved voices — wrapped itself around, as he put it, “songs you know, songs you don’t know, songs you can sing along with...” Read More
03/09/2015 - John Mellencamp lied. Four years ago, he toured in support of an album called No Better Than This. Truth is, each tour that Mellencamp does is better than the last. Saturday’s performance at McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU campus in Dallas was full of fire, grit and passion. Mellencamp’s introspective songs and his band’s fiery performances had fans clinging to every note and shouting along to just about every lyric. Read the complete blog review after the jump. Read More
03/06/2015 - Read San Antonio's Express News writer and music columnist Hector Saldana's complete review of the first show on the second leg of the tour after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "It's a risk to open with newer, unfamiliar songs – especially for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician with so many hits – but it works because the songs and the band are so good..."

"Plainspoken from start to finish – not a bad way to rock 'n' roll..." Read More
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