John Mellencamp releases politically charged “Eyes on the Prize”

John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp has released a brand new politically charged song called “Eyes on the Prize.” The song was originally performed at the White House back in 2010.

This new version of “Eyes on the Prize” will appear on the new release from Mellencamp, Other People’s Stuff, which will be released on December 7th.

About the new release, Mellencamp commented “Most, if not all, of the songs on Other People’s Stuff come from The Great American Songbook. These are songs that have been recorded over the last 40 years of my career, but had never been put together as one piece of work. Now, they have.”

Mellencamp will be hitting the road in early-2019 as well for his “John Mellencamp Show,” in support of Other People’s Stuff. The tour will kick off on February 7th in South Bend, Indiana and wrap up on March 30th in Clearwater, Florida.

Check out the album track-listing for Other People’s Stuff below, as well as the tour dates for Mellencamp.

  1. “To The River” (originally from 1993’s Human Wheels)
  2. “Gambling Bar Room Blues” (originally from 1997’s The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers – A Tribute)
  3. “Teardrops Will Fall” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)
  4. “In My Time of Dying” (originally from 1997’s Rough Harvest)
  5. “Mobile Blue” (originally from 2017’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies)
  6. “Eyes on the Prize” (originally performed at The White House in 2010)
  7. “Dark As A Dungeon (originally from the 2017 National Geographic Channel documentary From the Ashes)
  8. “Stones in My Passway” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)
  9. “Wreck of the Old 97” (originally from 2004’s The Rose and The Briar)
  10. “I Don’t Know Why I Love You” (originally from 2003’s An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder’s Songs)

February 7 – South Bend, IN @ Morris Performing Arts Center
February 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
February 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center for the Arts
February 12 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
February 14 – Rockford, IL @ Coronado Performing Arts Center
February 15 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
February 17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ DeVos Performance Hall
February 19 – Youngstown, OH @ Stambaugh Auditorium
Febrary 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
February 22 – Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center
February 23 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre New Jersey
February 25 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
February 26 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
March 9 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace
March 10 – Evansville, IN @ Aiken Theatre at Old National Events Plaza
March 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
March 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
March 16 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
March 17 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
March 19 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
March 20 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
March 22 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
March 24 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
March 27 – Ft. Meyers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
March 29 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 30 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall