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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 by WTHR 13 Indianapolis' Scott Swan during his rehearsals for the Friday kick off of his No Better Than This Tour at the Indiana University Auditorium. A portion of that interview aired Thursday, October 28th during the 11 PM news. Other portions will air during the newscasts over the next few weeks. After the jump we have the text article and a larger version of the video.

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10/22/2010 - Read Tom Henry of the Toledo Blade's article about how John's 2007 visit to a Tent City gave rise to 1Matters.org and continued efforts to spread awareness about homeless issues. Read More
10/22/2010 - Long time John Mellencamp tour manager Harry Sandler is submitting photos documenting John's activities. Our latest image is from Wednesday night's The Speaking Clock Revue show at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The picture finds John performing "The West End" with longtime guitarist Andy York.

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10/18/2010 - A fan has posted a video of  John's performance at The Speaking Clock Revue in Boston, MA at The Wang Theater from Saturday, October 16, 2010 John was given the first standing ovation of the night. 

Read the Boston Herald and Boston Globe show reviews.



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10/15/2010 - Read Kevin Krieger's 4 W's (star) review: Here is an excerpt: “No Better Than This” is Mellencamp’s history lesson for the adventurous listener willing to follow him down the musical paths cut by legends like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. Read More
10/06/2010 - Long time John Mellencamp tour manager Harry Sandler is submitting some visual "iPhone Postcards From The Road" documenting John's activities. Our sixth image is from July 2009 in Savannah, GA. The picture is from John's recording session at the First African Baptist Church. John is joined by longtime guitarist Andy York.


Click HERE for other Postcards.

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10/01/2010 - Here is the video for the title track from John's No Better Than This album. The video was filmed and directed by Ian and Kurt Markus and culled from their Summer 2009 footage. The video serves as a preview of the documentary It's About You which was filmed during the making of the album and John's tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. After the jump we have a larger version of the video.


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09/29/2010 - Recently, John filmed a public service announcement for World Homeless Day (10/10/2010) and sat down to talk with 1Matters’ Ken Leslie, on behalf of street papers worldwide. Click HERE to watch the PSA and read the interview.

1Matters has taken the video of John's interview and interspersed it with clips and lyrics from No Better Than This. The piece finds John talking about progress, his first experiences with racism, the unique recording of NBTT, and shares the best advice he was ever given by his grandfather.


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09/28/2010 - We have posted the entire No Better Than This album in the jukebox at the top right of Mellencamp.com's home page. Click the pop out player to listen to the album while browsing the site! Be sure to facebook/twitter/tell your friends that they can check the album out on John's site!

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The new album is getting widespread critical praise! We have dozens of reviews in the NEWS section of Mellencamp.com. Additionally, several articles have arrived that include interviews with John that help tell the story of the new album and the Fall Tour: Read More
09/27/2010 - In celebration of Farm Aid 25 this weekend in Milwaukee, Farm Aid has been posting some clips from the first concert. Here is John performing the then brand new "Rain On The Scarecrow" in Champaign, IL on September 22, 1985. After the jump we have a larger version of this video.
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09/22/2010 - Read Robert B. Ker's review of On The Rural Route 7609 . Here is an excerpt: "showcases Mellencamp’s strengths—his knack for lyrical detail and an empathy for the working class..."
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09/22/2010 - Read Janet Goodman's blog review of No Better Than This. Here are some excerpts: "John Mellencamp has released his 26th album, which is arguably one of his most creative efforts to date. No Better Than This, on Rounder Records, peels back his brash, rock and roller veneer to reveal a mature Americana artist with a gritty folk singer core and Dylan/Guthrie honesty,.."

"the graceful evolution of an artist who stays true to himself, never selling out, setting a new artistic standard that makes this feel like an important album..." Read More
09/21/2010 - Long time John Mellencamp tour manager Harry Sandler is submitting some visual "iPhone Postcards From The Road" documenting John's summer Bob Dylan tour. Our fifth image is from actually from 2009's tour with Bob Dylan. The picture finds John performing onstage in Washington, PA:


Click HERE for other Postcards.

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