Today, John Mellencamp announces the preorder for his 24th album, Other People’s Stuff [Republic Records], available everywhere on Friday, December 7th.
Pre-order Other People’s Stuff HERE.Album artwork download HERE.
Not only has Mellencamp released hundreds of original songs over his illustrious career, but he has recorded numerous celebrated covers. For as renowned as his original material remains, Mellencamp has breathed new life and spirit into various staples of the classic American musical canon as well. A handpicked selection of those covers comprises the aptly titled, Other People’s Stuff.
Culled from seminal albums, compilations, unearthed sessions and documentaries, this record serves as a proud homage to some of the greatest songs in history. For the album, Mellencamp recorded a brand-new version of “Eyes on the Prize” which was originally performed at The White House. Mellencamp was asked by the Obama administration to perform for the 2010 Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement event. See link to the memorable performance HERE. Check out “Eyes on The Prize ”HERE.
About the collection, Mellencamp commented “Most, if not all, of the songs on Other People’s Stuff come from The Great American Songbook. These are songs that have been recorded over the last 40 years of my career, but had never been put together as one piece of work. Now, they have.”
Check out the full tracklisting below.
The new album sets the stage for his 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show,” which will feature the rock icon’s classics plus some new material. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music’s most authentic and crowd-pleasing concert performer, he kicks off the tour February 7th in his home state of Indiana at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center. Yesterday, Mellencamp announced additional dates for the tour which will extend the already lengthy 2019 run with 14 additional shows, making stops across the country. Tickets for most dates will go on sale on Friday, November 9th at 10am local time (see full onsale times below). Produced by AEG Presents, “The John Mellencamp Show” will start promptly at 8pm and will not have an opening act. Every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Other People’s Stuff.
For more information and all ticketing information please visit Mellencamp.com.
Mellencamp’s live shows have garnered huge critical acclaim with the Hollywood Reporter calling it a “triumphant, career-spanning show” and a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” by the Boston Globe. His extensive touring and live shows have solidified the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer’s place at the forefront of American music for the past 40 years.
Other People’s Stuff TRACKLISTING:
1. “To The River” (originally from 1993’s Human Wheels)
2. “Gambling Bar Room Blues” (originally from 1997’s The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers – A Tribute)
3. “Teardrops Will Fall” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)
4. “In My Time of Dying” (originally from 1997’s Rough Harvest)
5. “Mobile Blue” (originally from 2017’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies)
6. “Eyes on the Prize” (originally performed at The White House in 2010)
7. “Dark As A Dungeon (originally from the 2017 National Geographic Channel documentary From the Ashes)
8. “Stones in My Passway” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)
9. “Wreck of the Old 97” (originally from 2004’s The Rose and The Briar)
10. “I Don’t Know Why I Love You” (originally from 2003’s An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder’s Songs)
“THE JOHN MELLENCAM SHOW” 2019 TOUR DATES
Date City Venue
February 7, 2019 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center
February 8, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
February 10, 2019 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center for the Arts
February 12, 2019 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
February 14, 2019 Rockford, IL Coronado Performing Arts Center
February 15, 2019 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
February 17, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Performance Hall
February 19, 2019 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh Auditorium
February 20, 2019 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
February 22, 2019 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center
February 23, 2019 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre New Jersey
February 25, 2019 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
February 26, 2019 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
February 27 2019 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
March 9, 2019 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
March 10, 2019 Evansville, IN Aiken Theatre
March 12, 2019 St. Louis, MO Stifel Theatre
March 14, 2019 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
March 16, 2019 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre
March 17, 2019 Memphis, MO Orpheum Theatre
March 19, 2019 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
March 20, 2019 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
March 22, 2019 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
March 24, 2019 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
March 27, 2019 Ft. Meyers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
March 29, 2019 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 30, 2019 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 9, 2019 Kalamazoo, MI Miller Auditorium*
April 11th, 2019 Saginaw, MI The Dow Event Center Theater*
April 13, 2019 Green Bay, WI Weidner Center^
April 15, 2019 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre*
April 16, 2019 Wichita, KS Century II Convention Center*
April 18, 2019 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theatre*
April 20, 2019 Spokane, WA First Interstate Center for the Arts*
April 22, 2019 Eugene, OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts*
April 23, 2019 Portland, OR Portland Center for the Performing Arts*
April 25, 2019 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre*
April 26, 2019 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre*
April 28, 2019 Tucson, AZ Tucson Music Hall*
April 20, 2019 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium*
*On sale Friday, November 9th at 10am local time
^On sale Friday, November 9th at 11am local time
ABOUT JOHN MELLENCAMP
John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Additionally, he was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this past June. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. In 1985, Mellencamp, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years.
As well, John journeyed into the darkness of coal mining life in his reverent cover of Merle Travis' 1946 song "Dark as a Dungeon," recorded in support of National Geographic's acclaimed documentary about the mining industry, “From The Ashes,” produced by Michael Bloomberg, former NYC Mayor.
John continues to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. His style has progressed over the years as evidenced by several gallery shows and published portfolios, and in recent years he has increased his output by completing over 100 new works. He had his second solo exhibition this past Spring in New York and has a current exhibit at the famed Butler Museum in Youngstown, Ohio from September 20th through November 18. His highly successful Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibit ran for nearly two years and is now at the Woodie Guthrie Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma from September 1st through January 5, 2019.
Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of rock icon; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel. John Mellencamp continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana.