Mellencamp Plots Fall Tour, Next Studio Album

While he hunkers down in his Bloomington, Ind., studio with producer T Bone Burnett on his next album, John Mellencamp has confirmed a return to the road this fall. The 14-date tour will begin Oct. 26

While he hunkers down in his Bloomington, Ind., studio with producer T Bone Burnett on his next album, John Mellencamp has confirmed a return to the road this fall. The 14-date tour will begin Oct. 26 in Terre Haute, Ind., and run through Nov. 15 in St. Louis.

According to his publicist, Mellencamp is likely to debut some of the new songs he's been working on with Burnett during the outing. The next album, which is as yet untitled, will be the follow-up to this year's "Freedom's Road."

Before the tour, Mellencamp will perform as part of the NFL kickoff telecast on Sept. 6 in Indianapolis, and will anchor the 2007 Farm Aid three days later at New York's Randall's Island.

Here are John Mellencamp's tour dates:

Oct. 26: Terre Haute, Ind. (Hulman Center)
Oct. 27: Champaign, Ill. (Assembly Hall)
Oct. 28: Louisville (Freedom Hall)
Oct. 30: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
Nov. 1: Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Memorial Coliseum)
Nov. 2: Toledo, Ohio (Seagate Convention Centre)
Nov. 3: Indianapolis (Conseco Field House)
Nov. 6: Madison, Wisc. (Alliant Energy Center)
Nov. 7: Mankato, Minn. (Alltel Center)
Nov. 9: Des Moines, Iowa (Wells Fargo Arena)
Nov. 10: Sioux City, Iowa (Tyson Events Center)
Nov. 11: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center)
Nov. 14: Rockford, Ill. (Metrocentre)
Nov. 15: St. Louis (Scottrade Center)