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08.09.2018 - The Butler Institute of American Art is proud to present a powerful exhibition of the most recent art works from the multi-expressional, creative spirit of legendary musician, long-time activist and accomplished painter John Mellencamp.

The exhibition John Mellencamp: Expressionist, will be on view at The Butler from September 20 through November 18, 2018. Admission to the exhibition and to the museum is free.

John Mellencamp: Expressionist features at least 42 large-scale oil portraits and mixed-media pieces that successfully emit the same aura of anti-establishment as his music, and bravely deals with wide ranging issues of the working class and bitter sweet truths of the human condition. Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More

07.10.2018 - The Woody Guthrie Center will honor John Mellencamp with the Woody Guthrie Prize in Tulsa on Aug. 30th, the day before the opening of a special exhibition, “MELLENCAMP,” curated by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and presented in Tulsa by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

With decades of hit songs that have made a mark on American pop culture, Mellencamp has used his passion, intelligence and wit to champion the everyday man and woman, the less fortunate and the forgotten. Like Woody, Mellencamp has used his artistic gifts to spread a positive message of hope, equality and freedom. “The Woody Guthrie Center is proud to recognize John Mellencamp for his incredible achievements as he continues the work of Woody Guthrie,” said Deana McCloud, executive director of the Woody Guthrie Center.

The Woody Guthrie Prize will be awarded during an intimate program at 8 p.m. Aug. 30th at the Woody Guthrie Center. Seating is limited. Tickets are $100 for general admission and $150 for Gold Circle seating, which also includes a sneak peek at the exhibit before it opens Aug. 31st. The program with Mellencamp will be moderated by music journalist Bill Flanagan. Tickets will be on sale July 20th, available at the Center or by calling 918-574-2710. Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More

06.25.2018 - Farm Aid’s annual music and food festival featuring family farmers, homegrown food, inspiring music and agrarian experiences will come to Connecticut for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 22, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. There will be a Mellencamp.com pre sale Wednesday, June 27th, beginning at 10 AM EDT through Thursday, June 28th ending at 10 PM EDT. Learn how to join and access our pre-sales HERE. Public tickets go on sale on Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Farm Aid 2018 will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid. Additional artists will be announced later this summer. Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More


06.16.2018 - Nora Guthrie, daughter of iconic troubadour Woody Guthrie, praised John Mellencamp's tenacious commitment to his musical identity during Thursday's Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. John performed "Jack & Diane" and "Longest Days" for the audience gathered at New York City's Marriott Marquis. Read the complete article after the jump.

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06.07.2018 - John Mellencamp holds a distinct station among chroniclers of the modern American experience. As has been borne out in nearly four decades of songs, more than 20 of them top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, the lexicon of his story telling is that of the farmer, the small town purveyor, the boundless spaces sprawled between the headlines. But don’t expect him to expound much on that ethos, or even take credit for his role in giving voice to topics that have inspired all stripes of social activism, including Farm Aid.

As the Grammy winner, member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and ASCAP Founders Award honoree prepares to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14, he tells Billboard his songs always choose him, and he’s more convinced than ever the barometer he continues to hold up on new album Sad Clowns & Hillbillies is misunderstood by the majority of his audience. Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More


05.29.2018 - Following two hugely-successful U.S. concert tours, John will set out once again this Fall for 20+ stops across Canada for his Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of Mellencamp’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concerts of his career, the tour will begin September 26th in Moncton, NB and span two months ending in Abbotsford, BC on November 14th. Read the complete press release after the jump.

JOHN MELLENCAMP CANADA 2018 TOUR DATES
Sept. 26 - Moncton, NB - Moncton Events Centre
Sept. 27 - Saint John, NB - Harbour Station
Sept. 29 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Forum
Sept. 30 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Forum
Oct. 2 - Ottawa, ON - TD Place
Oct. 4 - Kingston, ON - Rogers K-Rock Centre
Oct. 6 - Oshawa, ON - Tribute Communities Centre
Oct. 7 - St. Catharines, ON - Meridian Centre
Oct. 10 - Sudbury, ON - Sudbury Community Arena
Oct.11 - Sault Ste Marie, ON - Essar Centre
Oct.13 - Thunder Bay, ON - TB Community Auditorium
Oct. 23 - Winnipeg, MB - Bell MTS Place
Oct. 24 - Brandon, MB - Keystone Centre
Oct. 26 - Estevan, SK - Affinity Place
Oct. 28 - Lethbridge, AB - Enmax Centre
Oct. 29 - Saskatoon, SK - Sasktel Centre
Nov. 1 - Cold Lake, AB - Imperial Oil Place Arena
Nov. 3 - Dawson Creek, BC - Encana Events Centre
Nov. 4 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre
Nov. 6 - Kamloops, BC - Sandman Centre
Nov. 7 - Cranbrook, BC - Western Financial Place
Nov. 10 - Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place
Nov. 12 - Victoria, BC - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Nov. 14 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Centre
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05.28.2018 - Public tickets will go on sale Friday, June 1st  for the Canadian Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Fall Tour! Watch Mellencamp.com's TOUR page closely for updates.

PRE-SALES
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, May 30th at 10:00 AM local time and last through Thursday, May 31 at 10:00 PM. Ticket limit will be 6 tickets per website member per show.

FRONT ROW VIP & DIAMOND VIP TICKET PACKAGES

Will go on sale with our general ticket pre-sale Wednesday, May 30th  at 10:00 AM local time LEARN MORE Package limit is 6 per person per show.

PUBLIC TICKETS

The general public ticket on-sales are scheduled for Friday, June 1st at 10:00 AM local venue time .  Purchase links will be available on Mellencamp.com'sTOUR page. Read More

05.28.2018 - We are offering VIP Ticket Packages on the Canadian Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour.

Packages will go on sale via a pre-sale for Mellencamp.com members before going on sale to the general public. The package pre-sale will be at the same time as the Mellencamp.com Pre-Sale through the TOUR page. Limit of 6 per order. To find out if your show has VIP packages offered click the blue info icon on the Mellencamp.com TOUR page. Quantities are very limited so act quickly!

THE FRONT ROW VIP PACKAGE
Each package includes:

  • One Incredible Top Price Reserved Ticket in the Front Row *
  • One Exclusive, Limited Edition John Mellencamp Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour Lithograph - Each Limited Edition Tour Lithograph Printed on Heavy Weight, Acid Free Fine Art Paper
  • Sad Clowns & Hillbillies VIP Merchandise - One Exclusive John Mellencamp VIP Gift (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers)
  • One Commemorative VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard
    * Venue seating configurations may vary by market.

THE DIAMOND VIP PACKAGE
Each package includes:

  • One Amazing Top Priced Reserved Ticket in the First (10) rows *
  • One Exclusive, Limited Edition John Mellencamp Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour Lithograph - Each Limited Edition Tour Lithograph Printed on Heavy Weight, Acid Free Fine Art Paper
  • Sad Clowns & Hillbillies VIP Merchandise - One Exclusive John Mellencamp VIP Gift (Created Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers)
  • One Commemorative VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard
    * Venue seating configurations may vary by market.
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05.25.2018 - From a persistent pop star pigeonholed by the nom de plume given him early on, to the Cougar-less blue-collar troubadour bent on asserting his social conscious as his career evolved, John Mellencamp has always been most concerned with asserting his integrity. Read Lee Zimmerman's of Glide Magazine complete "Plain Spoken From the Chicago Theatre" review after the jump. Read More

05.16.2018 - Read Jeff Burger's complete Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theatre review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "Mellencamp is in fine form throughout, and he’s working here with the strongest, most complementary band he’s ever had...."

"this is the kind of music that makes you feel lucky to be alive to hear it..." Read More

05.11.2018 - What does it take to be a rock ‘n’ roll legend? At age 66, John Mellencamp probably never asked himself this question. Yet despite his indifference to the whole idea of fame — his aversion to it, actually — that is what he has become. Go figure.

Read Bob Doerschuk's phone interview with John about the process of his live CD/DVD Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theatre out today after the jump. Read More

05.11.2018 - Today, Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre – a narrative film experience by John Mellencamp –is available on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, and Digital Video Format and Digital Audio Format.

A unique voyage into the mind and music of John Mellencamp, Plain Spoken is a live concert filmed at the historic Chicago Theatre, overlaid with personal commentary from the man himself reflecting on his career and life. Watch "My Soul's Got Wing's" from the documentary below

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05.10.2018 - A tremendous release for fans of John Mellencamp, Plain Spoken - From the Chicago Theatre offers not only an intense audio/visual concert experience, but also an intimate look inside the artist's life. The feature-length, 16-song concert is presented in two ways: 1) as a straightforward (and frickin' awesome) heartland rock show, 2) that same show with Mellencamp's "commentary" running over it. The actual audio sounds like more of a prepared, biographical work rather than what has become the standard "describe what's on screen" kind of audio track. In other words, this commentary commands attention, with Mellencamp delivering his life story with quiet urgency. Read the complete review after the jump. Read More

05.08.2018 - A songwriter, storyteller, musician, actor, artist, and social activist, Mellencamp has recently brought together the many facets of his personality to create the beautifully-authored Plain Spoken: From the Chicago Theatre. Taking place at the historic venue just hours from his native Indiana, this is one concert experience for fans to truly cherish. The package includes two versions of the same concert: one the standard addition, while the other contains voice-over commentary from the man himself. Additionally, for those inclined to enjoy Mellencamp in auditory format alone, a CD contains the audio of the concert performance without any visual accompaniments. Read the complete review after the jump. Read More

05.08.2018 - "In my mind, John Mellencamp is a rocking version of Merle Haggard," says Jake Owen. "He's able to say things simply about America in a way where everyone understood it."

Baked into the foundation of any art form is the knowledge that everything new is built on some adaptation of what came before it. Read the complete Billboard article after the jump. Read More

04.23.2018 - Bob Morris visited John at his art studio in Indiana to speak with him about his life as a painter, his development of his paintings and assemblages, and to view his latest works that will be on exhibit at the ACA Galleries in New York City April 26th - June 2nd. Read this fascinating interview after the jump.

"Like the characters in the Steinbeck and Faulkner novels he admired in his youth and the dustbowl inflected songs of Woody Guthrie, he paints about alienation and struggle more than joy or ease..." Read More

08.17.2017 - Premiered live on Yahoo'sThe Katie Couric Interview "Easy Target" is John’s reflection on the state of our country. An outspoken artist, Mellencamp continues his journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plain-spoken song. Download or stream "Easy Target" on all music services including iTunes and Spotify.



Easy Target

Here's an easy target
With just one quiet pop
Shot to hell anyway
No reason to stop
In the streets and the gutters
The cotton fields in this land
Here's an easy target
With a trigger, in your hand

So, Black lives matter
Who we trying to kid
Here's an easy target
Don't matter, never did
Crosses burning
Such a long time ago
400 years and we still don't, let it go

well let the poor be damned
And the easy targets too
All are created equal
Equally beneath me and you
Children crying
Under the time-keeping sun
The war on the easy targets
We won't ever, get this done

Easy targets
All along the avenue
Living here in Sucker Town,
Baby me and you
Behind the bars
To keep each other apart
Easy targets
Our Country's broken heart
Our Country's broken heart
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04.28.2017 - John released his 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, featuring Carlene Carter, on Friday April 28th, 2017. On the album Mellencamp returns to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies showcases a poet who has wisely used the years between youth and the present day to become an absolute of master of songwriting and interpretation. That passion and experience resonates most beautifully in this showcase of his music.

Buy Sad Clowns & Hillbillies today! Read the complete press release including the record's track listing after the jump Read More

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Estevan, SK
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Lethbridge, AB
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Cold Lake, AB
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Dawson Creek, BC
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Prince George, BC
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Kamloops, BC
11.07.2018
Cranbrook, BC
11.10.2018
Kelowna, BC
11.12.2018
Victoria, BC
11.14.2018
Abbotsford, BC

 
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