04.28.2016 - ASCAP’s highest honor, The Founders Award, went to John Mellencamp for his
exceptional contributions to music. Talk show host Tavis Smiley, who presented
the award, gave a moving introduction about Mellencamp’s “Authority Song” being
the anthem that he and fellow students at Indiana University-- in Mellencamp's
hometown of Bloomington -- adopted as they protested the death of a black
student named Denver Smith, who was killed by white officers after they shot him
six times in the back.
In a passionate speech, Mellencamp talked about “growing up in public with my
songwriting. It was a good thing for me back then, in the early ‘70s, that there
was a thing called artist development, when artists could find themselves and
their voice,” he said. “I think I made five or six albums before I sold five or
six albums. Lucky for me I came along at that time. Now, today, there is no
artist development and I’m not sure I’d want to become a songwriter today."
Mellencamp called for the industry to come together to stop free music on the
Internet before more damage is done. “If not, then the quality of songwriting
and the quality of music and the quality of the future of young songwriters is
going to diminish down to nothing important and it’s just going to be no artist
development and our business will shrink to “do you remember when.'" He then
performed “Longest Days” from his 2008 album, Life, Death, Love and Freedom. Read More
04.22.2016 - John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour has been called “a triumphant, career-spanning show” (Hollywood Reporter) and a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” (Boston Globe). Following a run of more than 100 sold-out shows, Mellencamp announced today the seventh and final leg of the Plain Spoken tour, with support artist Carlene Carter, kicking off October 11 at the Hanover Theater in Worcester, MA.|
Plain Spoken Tour
Tickets on sale Fri., April 29 at 10am local time unless otherwise noted.
Tues 11-Oct Worcester, MA The Hanover Theatre**
Wed 12-Oct Utica, NY The Stanley Theatre
Fri14-Oct Wilkes-Barre, PA FM Kirby Center
Sat 15-Oct Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
Tues 18-Oct Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre*
Wed 19-Oct Akron, OH Akron Civic Theatre
Fri 21-Oct Toledo, OH Stranahan Theatre
Sat 22-Oct Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Casino ***
Tues 25-Oct Chicago, IL The Chicago Theatre****
Wed 26-Oct Richmond, KY EKU Center For The Arts
Fri 28-Oct Columbia, MO Jesse Auditorium
Sun 30-Oct Ames, IA Stephens Auditorium
Tue 1-Nov Lincoln, NE Lied Center for the Performing Arts*
Wed 2-Nov Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion
Fri 4-Nov Grand Forks, ND Chester Fritz Auditorium
*On-sale Fri., April 29 at 12pm local time
**On-sale Fri., May 6 at 10am local time
***On-sale Fri., May 20 at 12pm local time
****On-sale Fri., May 20 at 10am local time
Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More
04.21.2016 - General public tickets will go on sale Friday, April 29th for the Fall 2016 Plain Spoken Tour! Watch Mellencamp.com's TOUR page closely for updates.|
We will once again be offering pre-sale ticket access for free members of Mellencamp.com. Learn how to join and use our pre-sales HERE. Pre-sales begin on Wednesday,
April 27th at 10:00 AM local time and last through Thursday, April 28th at 10:00 PM, (except Worcester will begin May 4th @ 10:00 AM local time and last through May 5th @ 10:00 PM. Niagara Falls, NY and Chicago, IL will be May 18th @ 10:00 AM local time and last through May 19th @10 PM local time) Ticket limit will be 6 tickets per website member per show..
DIAMOND TICKET PACKAGES
Will go on sale Wednesday, April 27th at at 10:00 AM local time (except Worcester which will begin Wednesday, May 4th @ 10:00 AM local time and Chicago, IL will being Wednesday, May 18th @ 10:00AM local time) - LEARN MORE. Package limit is 6 per person per show.
The general public ticket on-sale for all shows is scheduled for Friday, April 29th at 10:00 AM local time (except Hershey & Lincoln at 12:00 PM local, Worcester May 6th @ 10:00 AM local time, Niagara Falls, NY May 20th @12 PM local and Chicago, IL May 20th @ 10 AM local )
Purchase links will be available on Mellencamp.com's TOUR page.
04.21.2016 - John Mellencamp will be performing at the
Borgata Casino on Saturday, October, 15th and the
Seneca Niagara Casino on October 22nd, supported by Carlene Carter.
Tickets for the Borgata show will go on sale to the public on Friday, April. 29th @ 10
AM (Local Venue Time) with a
Mellencamp.com pre-sale for this show beginning on Wednesday, April 27th @
10 AM (Local Venue Time).
Public ticket on sale for the Seneca Niagara Casino will go on sale Friday, May 20th @ 12PM (Local Venue Time) with a
on Wednesday, May 18th @ 10 AM (Local Venue Time).
Please note there will be no Diamond Ticket Packages
offered for this show.