John Mellencamp Announces New Album

Orpheus Descending due out June 2

John Mellencamp (Image: Myrna Suarez)

John Mellencamp has a new album coming out called Orpheus Descending that’s set for release June 2 via Republic Records. 

In anticipation of the upcoming record, Mellencamp is sharing the album track “Hey God,” which you can check out below.

Orpheus Descending is Mellencamp’s 25th album, produced by the former Cougar himself at his own Belmont Mall Studio. Its also one of his most personal records to date, with standout tracks “Hey God” and “The Eyes of Portland” focusing on social issues Mellencamp has been advocating for since the 1980s, including gun violence and the apathy towards mass shootings.  

John Mellencamp Orpheus Descending, Republic Records 2023

Mellencamp is currently in the midst of his massive Live and In Person 2023 North American tour, with dates running through June 27 including stops in New York City, Nashville, Philadelphia, Boston and other cities, where he is currently performing songs from the new LP during his live set. 

Check the track list and tour dates below.




  1. Hey God
  2. The Eyes Of Portland
  3. Land Of The So Called Free
  4. The Kindness Of Lovers
  5. Amen
  6. Orpheus Descending
  7. Understated Reverence
  8. One More Trick
  9. Lightning And Luck
  10. Perfect World
  11. Backbone


Cover art: Speck Mellencamp


April 21—Stifel Theatre—St. Louis, MO

April 22—Stifel Theatre—St. Louis, MO

April 24—Orpheum Theatre—Memphis, TN

April 25—Orpheum Theatre—Memphis, TN

May 5—Old National Events Plaza—Evansville, IN

May 6—Old National Events Plaza—Evansville, IN

May 8—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN

May 9—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN

May 10—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN

May 12—Aronoff Center—Cincinnati, OH

May 13—Aronoff Center—Cincinnati, OH

May 15—Embassy Theatre—Ft. Wayne, IN

May 16—Embassy Theatre—Ft. Wayne, IN

May 17—Palace Theatre—Columbus, OH

May 19—Peace Center—Greenville, SC

May 20—DPAC—Durham, NC

May 22—Benedum Center—Pittsburgh, PA

May 23—Benedum Center—Pittsburgh, PA

May 25—Playhouse Square—Cleveland, OH

May 26—Playhouse Square—Cleveland, OH

June 2—The Lyric—Baltimore, MD

June 3—Kimmel Cultural Center—Philadelphia, PA

June 5—Beacon Theatre—New York, NY

June 6—Beacon Theatre—New York, NY

June 7—Beacon Theatre—New York, NY

June 9—Beacon Theatre—New York, NY

June 10—Boch Center-Wang Theatre—Boston, MA

June 11—Providence Performing Arts Center—Providence, RI

June 13—Palace Theatre—Albany, NY

June 14—Landmark Theatre—Syracuse, NY

June 16—Shea’s Performing Arts Center—Buffalo, NY

June 17—Masonic Temple Theatre—Detroit, MI

June 19—Massey Hall—Toronto, ON

June 21—Devos Performance Hall—Grand Rapids, MI

June 23—Morris Performing Arts Center—South Bend, IN

June 24—Morris Performing Arts Center—South Bend, IN

June 26—The Riverside Theater—Milwaukee, WI

June 27—The Riverside Theater—Milwaukee, WI


VIDEO: John Mellencamp “Hey God”



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