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John Mellencamp Concert Film to Make Netflix Debut

January 30, 2018

Plain Spoken: From the Chicago Theatre, a new John Mellencamp concert film, is headed to Netflix, making its debut on the streaming service Thursday, February 1.

According to an article tweeted by Mellencamp himself, the documentary centers on the rocker’s show at the Chicago Theatre on October 25, 2016.

Plain Spoken will feature classic songs from Mellencamp’s catalog, from “Jack and Diane” to “Cherry Bomb,” as well as newer tracks off 2014’s Plain Spoken and songs that would go on to be released on 2017’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies—an album which he collaborated on with Johnny Cash’s stepdaughter, Carlene Carter.

The film will be narrated by Mellencamp, who will also share stories about his career, his Midwestern upbringing, and more.