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Watch The Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett: Meet the Creators Event From The Apple Store In SoHo

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Click HERE to download and watch the conversation that took place on June 3rd at the Apple Store SoHo with Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett, co-creators of the southern gothic supernatural musical “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.”

This extraordinary collaboration—13 years in the making—is a haunting tale of fraternal love, jealousy, and revenge.

The moderator, Anthony DeCurtis from Rolling Stone talks to the special guests about the inspiration behind the project and the all-star recording, with music and lyrics by Mellencamp, libretto by King, and musical direction by Burnett.

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AEG Live Announces A 20 City Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Concert Tour

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AEG Live is pleased to announce that the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King, with music by John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, has confirmed a tour of 20 American cities throughout the Midwest and Southeast beginning October 10 in Bloomington, IN, and ending November 6 in Grand Rapids, MI.

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This extraordinary collaboration, 13 years in the making, is a haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, which will be performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band.

The album of the musical will be released on June 4 via Hear Music and the Concord Music Group.

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The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County saga began when Mellencamp told King about a cabin on his land in Indiana where two brothers had gotten in a fight over a girl; one brother accidentally killing the other, only to die along with the girl in a car crash a short time later. King came up with an outline for a play in a matter of days. And then off and on, back and forth, they began to develop it into a full-length musical.

The superb blues ‘n’ roots music of Ghost Brothers reflects the wide range of styles and influences needed for a work that jumps back and forth across decades. Rather than use the songs to propel the play’s narrative, as in a conventional musical, Mellencamp chose to make them a way to reveal the emotions and inner workings of the characters.

Set in the tiny town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi, the Ghost Brothers’ story centers on two sets of brothers: the ghosts of Jack and Andy, dead in an apparent murder/suicide, and their nephews, the living Frank and Drake, who seem to be headed toward the same downward spiral as their uncles. Joe, younger brother of Jack and Andy, father of Frank and Drake, has decided it’s time to reveal his own terrible secret at the site of the tragedy, before it’s too late.

Tour dates and locations are as follows:

October
10 – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium
11 – Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall
12 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium
13 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
16 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
17 – Evansville, IN – Aiken Theatre at The Centre
18 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall
19 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
22 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
24 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre
25 – Madison, WI – Overture Hall
26 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center
27 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
29 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
31 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

November
1 – Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre
2 – Ames, IA – Stephens Auditorium
3 – Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
5 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
6 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall

Please visit aeglive.com for links to all ticket purchases. The password for pre-sales will be posted on aeglive.com and here on stephenking.com at 9:30 AM ET Tuesday morning.

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Hear Kris Kristofferson’s Song ‘How Many Days’ From The Stephen King, T Bone Burnett & John Mellencamp ‘Ghost Brothers’ Project

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Entertainment Weekly has posted a new preview track from Kris Kristofferson from the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Soundtrack in stores June 4th.

The album features Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, and Roseanne Cash.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will be available across a variety of formats:

The 3-disc (2CD/1DVD) Hardcover Edition (distributed by Scribner) with leatherette cover, contains the musical’s songs (with and without dialog excerpts), specially printed libretto, liner notes written by noted journalist Alan Light and the Making of Ghost Brothers mini-documentary DVD, featuring in-depth interviews with King, Mellencamp and Burnett along with the digital libretto and other bonus material.

The 2-disc (1CD/1DVD) Deluxe Edition features the musical’s songs with dialog excerpts and the digital libretto, along with bonus video including the Making of Ghost Brothers mini documentary and music only digital download card.

The (enhanced CD) Standard Edition features the musical’s songs, dialog excerpts, digital libretto and music only digital download card.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County iBook Digital Edition allows users to interact in unprecedented ways with the musical’s songs + digital libretto, as well as exclusive video and graphic materials.

You can listen to Kris Kristofferson perform “How Many Days” HERE.

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Rosanne Cash Premieres ‘Ghost Brothers’ Song From The Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett Musical

A new Rosanne Cash track would be exciting all by itself. But make it a collaboration with Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, and it becomes something altogether more impressive.

You Don’t Know Me, premiering today at USA Today, is Cash’s contribution to the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical featuring libretto by King, music and lyrics by Mellencamp and production from Burnett. The album is set for a June 4 release.

Listen to the song HERE.

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Listen To Neko Case’s “That’s Who I Am” From The Stephen King & John Mellencamp Soundtrack, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

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A full-length preview of Neko Case’s “That’s Who I Am” from the forthcoming Ghost Brothers of Darkland County soundtrack is now available exclusively on Esquire.com.

Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Soundtrack will be released on June 4, 2013 as a CD and as digital audio from all major online music platforms.

You can listen to the song HERE and see a trailer from the album below.


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