John Mellencamp Announces Plain Spoken US Tour, Including Nashville and LA Stops

John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist’s hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. The special guest is Carlene Carter. The tour, produced by AEG Live, will kick off on January 21st in South Bend, Indiana at the Morris Performing Arts Center. A portion of the ticket proceeds from the final performance held in Indianapolis at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August 4th will be donated to the Riley Children’s Foundation, which supports Riley Hospital for Children (rileykids.org).

All shows will go on sale Friday, September 19th at 10:00AM (except New York shows which go on sale at 11:00AM). All are local time. Tickets available atjohnmellencamp.com and axs.com. (Tour dates listed below)

A special presale will be available to Citi cardmembers from Tuesday, September 16th at 10:00AM through Thursday, September 18th at 10:00PM. (except New York shows which go on sale at 11:00AM) Exclusive VIP Packages are available! VIP Packages include amazing reserved tickets in the first ten rows, limited edition memorabilia and much more!

On September 23rd, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp will release one of the most distinguished records of his career, Plain Spoken on Republic Records. Plain Spoken includes ten stunningly elegant and soul-searching Americana gems.

“The music looks back toward … ‘Blood On The Tracks,’ with strummed guitars, brushes on the drums and neck-rack harmonica, and the words ponder trouble, power, love, God, freedom and mortality.” says THE NEW YORK TIMES. Plain Spoken is set to be hailed as an unparalleled new chapter in Mellencamp’s distinctive songbook.

Concert goers will receive a digital download of the Plain Spoken record with purchase of tickets to the tour (One download code per ticket for online and phone purchases only; does not apply to box office or outlet ticket purchases.)

Grammy-winning musician John Mellencamp has touched the heart and souls of music listeners and influenced American Culture with enduring songs, he is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. A man with a conscience, he used his visibility and influence to advocate an issue that hit close to home and became one of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms.  The Farm Aid concerts have raised over $45 million to promote a resilient family farm system of agriculture.

In 2014, he also signed a historic “lifetime recording contract” with Republic Records for the release of Plain Spoken and all of his albums to follow. Universal Music Enterprises continues to represent the artist’s prominent catalog as well. Mercury/UME recently released his latest live album, John Mellencamp Sings Trouble No More Live at Town Hall, this past summer.

Wed-21-Jan – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center

Fri-23-Jan – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre

Sat-24-Jan – Cincinnati, OH – Aronoff Center for the Arts

Tue-27-Jan – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

Wed-28-Jan – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

Fri-30-Jan – Columbus, OH – Mershon Auditorium

Sat-31-Jan – Cleveland, OH – PlayhouseSquare – Palace Theatre

Tue-3-Feb – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium

Wed-4-Feb – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium

Mon-9-Feb – Green Bay, WI – Weidner Center

Wed-11-Feb – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium

Thu-12-Feb – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium

Sat-14-Feb – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

Sun-15-Feb – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Civic Center

Tue-17-Feb – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

Wed-18-Feb – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

Thu-5-Mar – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center For The Performing Arts

Sat-7-Mar – Dallas, TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium

Sun-8-Mar – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall

Tue-10-Mar – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre

Thu-12-Mar – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall

Fri-13-Mar – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

Sun-15-Mar – Jacksonville, FL – Times-Union Center

Tue-17-Mar – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Thu-19-Mar – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

Fri-20-Mar – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

Sun-22-Mar – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Tue-24-Mar – Columbia, SC – The Township Auditorium

Thu-26-Mar – N. Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Fri-27-Mar – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium

Sun-29-Mar – Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Scope Arena – Chrysler Hall Theatre

Tue-31-Mar – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center

Wed-15-Apr – Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre

Thu-16-Apr – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center

Sat-18-Apr – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre

Mon-20-Apr – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall

Tue-21-Apr – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall

Thu-23-Apr – New York, NY – Apollo Theater

Fri-24-Apr – New York, NY – Apollo Theater

Sun-26-Apr – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall

Wed-29-Apr – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place Theatre

Fri-1-May – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Sat-2-May – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Tue-5-May – Quebec City, QC – Grand Théâtre de Québec

Wed-6-May – Montreal, QC – Théâtre St-Denis

Fri-8-May – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre

Sat-9-May – Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center

Tue-12-May – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center

Wed-27-May – Evansville, IN – Old National Events Plaza

Fri-29-May – St Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House

Sat-30-May – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center

Tue-2-Jun – Madison, WI – Overture Center for the Arts – Overture Hall

Wed-3-Jun – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Theatre

Fri-5-Jun – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Riverside Theater

Sat-6-Jun – Ft, Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre

Tue-9-Jun – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall

Wed-10-Jun – Detroit, MI – Detroit Opera House

Fri-12-Jun – Baltimore, MD – Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric

Sat-13-Jun – Richmond, VA – Altria Theater

Tue-16-Jun – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theatre

Wed-17-Jun – Roanoke, VA – Roanoke Civic Center Theatre

Fri-19-Jun – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre

Sat-20-Jun – Augusta, GA – William B. Bell Auditorium

Tue-23-Jun – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre

Wed-8-Jul – Winnipeg, MB – Centennial Concert Hall

Fri-10-Jul – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre

Sat-11-Jul – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre

Mon-13-Jul – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place

Wed-15-Jul – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Sat-18-Jul – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Sun-19-Jul – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall

Tue-21-Jul – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Thu-23-Jul – Fresno, CA – William Saroyan Theatre

Sat-25-Jul – Oakland, CA – Oakland Paramount Theatre of the Arts

Sun-26-Jul – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Theatre

Tue-28-Jul – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

Wed-29-Jul – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Fri-31-Jul – Denver, CO Ellie – Caulkins Opera House

Sun-2-Aug – Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theater

Tue-4-Aug – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

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