DECEMBER 7thRELEASES POLITICALLY DRIVEN SINGLE “EYES ON THE PRIZE” IN TIME FOR MIDTERM ELECTIONS
ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DATES FOR “THE JOHN MELLENCAMP SHOW”
TOUR IN 2019
New York, NY (November 2, 2018)–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.
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:
- “To The River” (originally from 1993’s Human Wheels)
- “Gambling Bar Room Blues” (originally from 1997’s The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers – A Tribute)
- “Teardrops Will Fall” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)
- “In My Time of Dying” (originally from 1997’s Rough Harvest)
- “Mobile Blue” (originally from 2017’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies)
- “Eyes on the Prize” (originally performed at The White House in 2010)
- “Dark As A Dungeon (originally from the 2017 National Geographic Channel documentary From the Ashes)
- “Stones in My Passway” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)
- “Wreck of the Old 97” (originally from 2004’s The Rose and The Briar)
- “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
|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.
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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, NAV, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.