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Lengthy John Mellencamp Tour 2015 to Follow Fall Release of 'Plain Spoken'

September 12, 2014 by Alyssa

Tour Announcement

In 2015, fans of John Mellencamp will have more than six dozen chances to see the GRAMMY Award winner live, as the singer has announced an 80-date tour set to begin in January. The extensive venture will follow the 2014 release of the previously announced album Plain Spoken, which is due out on Sept. 23. Hear “Troubled Man,” the first single from the forthcoming release, below.


At the time of the original announcement, the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour is slated to begin and end in Mellencamp’s home state of Indiana. The “Pink Houses” singer will kick off the trek in South Bend on Jan. 21, and he’ll remain on the road at least through Aug. 4, when he headlines a concert at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Early in the tour, the multi-Platinum Americana singer will pay further homage to his roots playing two consecutive nights in his hometown of Bloomington, Ind. (Feb. 3-4).

In between the Indiana dates, Mellencamp will visit most major North American cities, including Chicago (Feb. 17-18), Atlanta (March 13), New York (April 20-24), Vancouver (July 18), and Los Angeles (July 28). Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter Cash, is expected to serve as opening act for all upcoming performances. Browse a more complete schedule of performances for the upcoming John Mellencamp tour, as well as all available tickets, in the Vivid Seats marketplace.


Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken will mark his first release of new music since 2010’s No Better Than This, which was recognized as one of the best albums of that year by Rolling Stone magazine. Plain Spoken will also be Mellencamp’s first album to be released on Republic Records as part of the vocalist’s landmark lifetime recording deal that was announced in May.

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