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Melissa Etheridge 2020 Tour

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Friday, September 11 at 8pm, 7pm Doors
Smith Opera House
DSP Shows

New date Friday, September 11, 2020.

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show.

Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed “inconvenient truths” to keep her down. Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so.

In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she won. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, Etheridge appeared on the 2005 Grammy® telecast to sing “Piece of My Heart” in tribute to Janis Joplin. By doing so she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease.

On October 7, 2016 Melissa Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E. recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis. She followed that up with the release of The Medicine Show in April, 2019.

For The Medicine Show, Melissa reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks and sounds as rousing as ever, bringing a new level of artistry to her 15th studio recording. The Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing.

 

VIP Packages:

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)
Melissa Etheridge plays a guitar