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Melissa Etheridge: The Medicine Show

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Saturday, April 18 at 8pm, 7pm Doors
Smith Opera House
DSP Shows

Melissa Etheridge’s vision and drive have brought her fifteen Grammy Awards nominations and two wins, an Academy Award for “I Need to Wake Up” from the climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth and has fueled her life’s work as an activist for human rights, LGBTQ issues, breast cancer awareness and alternative medical approaches.

With this tour, she introduces her audiences to The Medicine Show, her 14th studio album. The songs of The Medicine Show are inspired by acts of kindness, love, resilience and bravery on all levels. “Human Chain,” with its Memphis soul vibe, is of people coming together to help one in need. The album-closing “Last Hello” draws on the incredible strengths and courage shown by the survivors of the Parkland school shootings. Other songs take a look-in-the-mirror stance about overcoming a wide range of challenges and adversities, of rising above with equal measures of love and fortitude.

“Calling the album The Medicine Show puts straight up, front and center, that this is about health, wellness, cannabis, this new thought, new paradigm, however you want to talk about it, however you want to understand it. It influences every song on the album. We’re not afraid of this any more. We’ve come a long way.”

It’s an album of renewal, of reconciliation, of reckoning, of compassion and, most profoundly, of healing.

“Yeah, a lot of healing,” Etheridge says. “Personal healing, national healing, human healing.”

 

VIP Packages:

Melissa Etheridge Photo Op Package ($250)

  • One premium reserved ticket located in rows 2-10
  • Exclusive preshow photo op with Melissa Etheridge
  • Specially designed Melissa Etheridge raglan tour shirt (exclusive to VIP package only!)
  • Limited edition tour poster; autographed by Melissa Etheridge
  • Melissa Etheridge tote bag
  • Commemorative Melissa Etheridge pin set
  • Official Melissa Etheridge photo op laminate
  • Commemorative ticket
  • On-site VIP host
  • Very limited availability

Melissa Etheridge VIP Tour Package ($175)

  • One premium reserved ticket
  • Specially designed Melissa Etheridge raglan tour shirt (exclusive to VIP package only!)
  • Limited edition tour poster; autographed by Melissa Etheridge
  • Melissa Etheridge tote bag
  • Commemorative Melissa Etheridge pin set
  • Commemorative ticket
  • Limited availability
Tickets:VIP Tickets: $175, $250, $350 | Reserved Seating:$45, $55, $75 (plus additional fees)