John Mellencamp at the Northrop Auditorium, 2/11/2015



At 63 John Mellencamp is still going strong and released “Plain Spoken”, his first album in 4 year in 2014. His tour includes 2 stops at the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium.


He opened with songs from Plain Spoken and continued with a mix of his classic songs and newer material. Stage and lighting worked very well with his plain, no nonsense style. I have enjoyed John’s music since I bought a cassette tape of “The Lonesome Jubilee” way to long ago.

Set List:


  • Lawless Times
  • Troubled Man
  • Minutes to Memories
  • Small Town
  • Stones in My Passway (Robert Johnson cover)
  • Human Wheels
  • The Isolation of Mister
  • Check It Out
  • Longest Days
  • Jack and Diane
  • The Full Catastrophe
  • Away From This World – (with Carlene Carter)
  • Tear This Cabin Down – (with Carlene Carter)
  • Overture
  • Rain on the Scarecrow
  • Paper in Fire
  • If I Die Sudden
  • Crumblin’ Down
  • Pink Houses
  • Cherry Bomb

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