A CD edition of John Mellencamp and Stephen King's musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" is now in stores. T Bone Burnett, who served as musical director for "Ghost Brothers," joined Mellencamp and King in assembling an all-star cast for the album, which features songs from the musical along with key sections of dialog.
Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Matthew McConaughey and Meg Ryan are some of the stars featured on the project. "Ghost Brothers" is available as a single disc as well as a deluxe two-disc set, featuring a DVD with a "Making of Ghost Brothers" mini-documentary; interviews with Mellencamp, King, and Burnett; and with other bonuses. Mellencamp and King will promote the album with an appearance tonight on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."
They might also discuss the "Ghost Brothers" tour. Playbill.com says the road version of the show will launch this fall, featuring a less elaborate set-up than the original stage production. Shows will have a minimal set, and performers will not be in costume. Artistic director Susan Booth describes the touring production as "a gothic story-driven rock concert."
The tour will open in Mellencamp's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana on October 10th - three days after the rocker's 62nd birthday.
"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" Tour Dates
October 10 - Bloomington, IN (Indiana University Auditorium)
October 11 - Louisville, KY (Whitney Hall)
October 12 - Knoxville, KY (Knoxville Civic Auditorium)
October 13 - Asheville, NC (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)
October 16 - Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
October 17 - Evansville, IN (Aiken Theatre at The Centre)
October 18 - Indianapolis, IN (Clowes Memorial Hall)
October 19 - Akron, OH (Akron Civic Theatre)
October 22 - Columbus, OH (Palace Theatre)
October 24 - Ft. Wayne, IN (Embassy Theatre)
October 25 - Madison, WI (Overture Hall)
October 26 - Rockford, IL (Coronado Performing Arts Center)
October 27 - Appleton, WI (Fox Cities Performing Arts Center)
October 29 - Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theatre)
October 31 - Minneapolis, MN (State Theatre)
November 1 - Sioux City, IA (Orpheum Theatre)
November 2 - Ames, IA (Stephens Auditorium)
November 3 - Davenport, IA (Adler Theatre)
November 5 - South Bend, IN (Morris Performing Arts Center)
November 6 - Grand Rapids, MI (DeVos Performance Hall)
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