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John Mellencamp is planning on spending a lot of time on the road next year.  The singer-songwriter has announced stops on his 80-date "Plain Spoken" tour. 

The North American trek includes multiple shows in several cities, including Chicago, Nashville, Minneapolis, and New York.  Mellencamp also has six concerts scheduled in his home state of Indiana.  He'll launch the extensive trek in South Bend on January 21st, and wrap up the run in Indianapolis on August 4th. 

In addition, John will visit Fort Wayne and Evansville, and play a two-night stand in his hometown of Bloomington. 

Mellencamp has tapped Carlene Carter to join him on the tour.  He's hitting the road behind his upcoming album, Plain Spoken, which will be released September 23rd.  Tickets for all dates go on sale September 19th. 

John Mellencamp's "Plain Spoken" Tour Dates 

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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