John Mellencamp Announces New Album, Tour

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On November 2, John Mellencamp announced the forthcoming release of his 24th album, Other People’s Stuff (Republic Records), available on December 7.

According to a press release, “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 his albums, compilations, unearthed sessions and documentaries, this record “serves as a proud homage to some of the greatest songs in history,” the release continues. 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.

Watch “Eyes on The Prize” at the White House

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 track listing below.

The new album sets the stage for his 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show,” which will feature the singer-songwriter’s classics plus some new material. Mellencamp kicks off the tour February 7 in his home state of Indiana at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center. 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, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. local time. Every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Other People’s Stuff.

Other People’s Stuff Track List
“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)

 John Mellencamp 2019 Tour Dates (For tickets, click here and here)

February 7 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center
February 8 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
February 10 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center for the Arts
February 12 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
February 14 Rockford, IL Coronado Performing Arts Center
February 15 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
February 17 Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Performance Hall
February 19 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh Auditorium
February 20 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
February 22 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center
February 23 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre New Jersey
February 25 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
February 26 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
February 27 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
March 9 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
March 10 Evansville, IN Aiken Theatre
March 12 St. Louis, MO Stifel Theatre
March 14 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
March 16 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre
March 17 Memphis, MO Orpheum Theatre
March 19 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
March 20 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
March 22 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
March 24 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
March 27 Ft. Meyers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
March 29 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 30 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 9 Kalamazoo, MI Miller Auditorium*
April 11 Saginaw, MI The Dow Event Center Theater*
April 13 Green Bay, WI Weidner Center^
April 15 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre*
April 16 Wichita, KS Century II Convention Center*
April 18 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theatre*
April 20 Spokane, WA First Interstate Center for the Arts*
April 22 Eugene, OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts*
April 23 Portland, OR Portland Center for the Performing Arts*
April 25 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre*
April 26 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre*
April 28 Tucson, AZ Tucson Music Hall*
April 20 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium*

*On sale Friday, November 9 at 10 am local time
^On sale Friday, November 9 at 11 am local time

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