BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An unconventional musical created by rocker John Mellencamp and horror writer Stephen King is kicking off a 20-city tour in Indiana.
"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" opens Thursday after 13 years of collaboration between what Mellencamp calls their "real jobs."
The musical's roots lie in a cabin Mellencamp purchased on Lake Monroe in southern Indiana to use as a family retreat. He said he noticed strange occurrences and learned from the previous owners that the cabin was believed to be haunted by two young men who had died there in a quarrel over a girl.
Mellencamp went to King with an idea for a musical play featuring two brothers who are ghosts and haunt the cabin.
King calls the show a hybrid of a musical and radio show.