Kansas native Melissa Etheridge sports an impressive musical pedigree. She picked up the guitar at the age of eight and jammed with local bands throughout her teenage years. After dropping out of the Berklee College of Music, Melissa Etheridge headed west to Los Angeles. Within a few years, her raw R &B sound and raspy voice brought interest from some of the biggest names in the recording industry, including Capitol Records and EMI. Her bluesy folk songs infused with solid pop licks earned her first two albums, the self-titled Melissa Etheridge (1988) and Brave and Crazy (1989), gold status and gave her the rock hit Bring Me Some Water. With commercial success came critical success, and her next two albums brought her Grammys for Best Female Vocalist for the singles Ain’t It Heavy and the top-ten track, I’m the Only One.
The title of her fourth album, Yes I Am, addressed questions regarding Melissa’s sexuality, and after that she often found herself in the midst of controversy. That didn’t drive away her fans, though, as Melissa kept a heavy touring and recording schedule throughout the ‘90s. She finally slowed her demanding schedule in the early 2000s to raise her daughter, though she continued to release albums, including several live recordings. Surviving breast cancer made her an outspoken advocate for cancer awareness, but it has not kept her from appearing at the Grammys, covering Janis Joplin’s A Piece of My Heart, producing several minor hits like Fearless Love, and continuing to tour to support her albums. Melissa Etheridge’s soul-tinged songs and personal struggles have endeared her to her fans, and they continue to support her and her powerful, often heart-wrenching music. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Melissa Etheridge Tickets.
Melissa Etheridge This Is M.E. Solo Tour
For her 2015 tour, Melissa Etheridge strips down her previous This Is M.E. tour to its bare essence – her and her guitar. This allows her to capture the raw sound that makes her work so enticing, emotionally exposed, and intimate. Fans can get a taste of This Is M.E. from her 2015 release of A Little Bit of M.E.: Live in L.A., the last show from her full 2014 tour. Fans can expect solo versions of songs from that show, including the title track, several of her greatest hits, and two songs, Chrome Plated Heart and Ruins, performed exclusively on tour. She’ll be spending a lot of time in West Coast theaters, but fans can grab Melissa Etheridge tickets for performing arts centers and music halls throughout the Midwest, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic States. This is M.E. is the way many fans remember Melissa Etheridge in her early days, standing on stage and alternately wailing her way through powerful blues-tinged songs or wrapping her voice around introspective lyrics that tug at the heartstrings.