The Return Of ‘Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County’

The Southern gothic supernatural musical created by horror author Stephen King and John Mellencamp with musical direction by T Bone Burnett returns to the touring circuit this fall.
T Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King.

 “Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County” tells the story of Joe McCandless who saw his two brothers squabble over a girl, an incident that resulted in the deaths of the rivals and their love – igniting a gruesome legend that continues to present times.

But life goes on and McCandless eventually finds himself raising two boys of his own.  Seeing his sons fight amongst themselves rekindles McCandless’ tragic memories of siblings lost.  Meanwhile, a nasty entity sings songs of heaven and hell.

A “Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County” box set, mini-documentary and an e-book were released in 2013 and the tour began in the fall.  Now it’s back featuring an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band, made up of Mellencamp’s own group.

Are you ready to return to Darkland County?  Because last year’s run opened in Mellencamp’s home state of Indiana, it seems only fitting that the production begin its journey in King’s stomping grounds in the great state of Maine.  Presented by AEG Live, Here are the dates:

Nov. 8 – Orono, Maine, Collins Center For The Arts
Nov. 9 – Orono, Maine, Collins Center For The Arts
Nov. 11 – Toronto, Ontario, Massey Hall
Nov. 13 – Philadelphia, Pa., Merriam Theater
Nov. 14 – Durham, N.C.. DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center
Nov. 15 – Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre
Nov. 16 – Baltimore, Md., Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric
Nov. 18 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre
Nov. 20 – Portland, Maine, Merrill Auditorium At City Hall
Nov. 21 – Boston, Mass., Emerson Colonial Theatre – Citi Performing Arts Center
Nov. 22 – Providence, R.I., The VETS
Nov. 24 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
Nov. 26 – Detroit, Mich., Fisher Theatre
Nov. 28 – Chicago, Ill., Oriental Theatre
Nov. 29 – St. Louis, Mo., Peabody Opera House
Dec. 1 – Denver, Colo., Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Dec. 3 – Phoenix, Ariz., Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 4 – Beverly Hills, Calif., Saban Theatre
Dec. 5 – San Francisco, Calif., Curran Theatre

Onsales for most shows start June 20. Providence begins selling tickets June 19 and Philadelphia goes up June 27.  Click here for more information.