It's been just over 8 years since the legendary, John Mellencamp played live in Portland, Maine. It was absolutely the most memorable concert of 2007 at the Civic Center. Actually, he has been at the Merrill Auditorium since then. He wasn't onstage, he was in the audience for a musical he collaborated on with Stephen King and T Bone Burnett called The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. That was in November of 2014. Well, we just got the news that he will return this April to Merrill Auditorium. Mellencamp will resume his critically acclaimed Plain Spoken tour on April Fool's day in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Portland gets the show on 4/20! He'll be playing new songs from 2015's Plain Spoken album and of course hit after hit from his 40 year career. Tickets are on-sale January 29 at noon. 

Watch the video for Troubled Man from the Plain Spoken album.