John Mellencamp Bio/Concert airs on A and E Channel on September 23rd ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

John Mellencamp Bio/Concert airs on A and E Channel on September 23rd

John Cougar Special Airs on A&E on September 23rdVH1 Behind the Music could have learned a lot from A&E. I've really admired the depth and story-line on the bios that A&E has previously aired and the next one is John Mellencamp's on September 23rd.

"John Mellencamp will be the focus of Bio Channel's forthcoming special "Back Where We Started." It's a documentary style look at the artists Southern Indiana roots that underscore who he is today. One of the components of the show is an exclusive intimate concert at the historic Crump Theater in Columbus Indiana. Playing on the title of the show, the Crump was one of the very first theaters John ever played at the very start of his career. It's been 32 years and 40 million albums since Mellencamp, inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, last performed at The Crump. He’ll be back for one special performance on the evening Tuesday, Sept. 23. "

One of the things that I have always respected about John is his continual giving back to the community. All of the proceeds from the show at the Crump Theater go to benefit the local flood relief services.

John released a new disc, Life Death Love and Freedom, earlier this year to great reviews and it is expected that he will be playing material reflecting the breadth of his career at this upcoming concert.

Here is the official video for "My Sweet Love" which is from the current CD.

John Mellencamp's Website