Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Melissa Etheridge sets new album, tour for spring

Grammy and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter and activist, Melissa Etheridge has announced the release of her new album, The Medicine Show, out April 12 via Concord Records. It was produced by frequent collaborator John Shanks. A U.S. tour starts in March (see dates below; more to be announced).

Melissa comments, “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 anymore. We’ve come a long way.”

For the recording, Shanks teamed Melissa with drummer Victor Indrizzo, bassist Chris Chaney and keyboardist Max Hart. The sessions were done largely live in studio. Shanks extended the arrangements on many of the songs with his guitar and for the ballad “I Know You Know” brought in electronic strings orchestrated by David Campbell, whose credits include work last year with Barbra Streisand and Paul McCartney, as well as past works for Adele, Garth Brooks, BeyoncĂ©, Billy Joel, Maroon 5 and Beck.

Etheridge’s last release, MEmphis Rock & Soul, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues Chart.

Tour dates:

3/29/19 Bonita Springs, FL - Southwest Florida Event Center
3/30/19 Bonita Springs, FL - Southwest Florida Event Center
4/10/19 New York, NY - The Town Hall
4/13/19 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
4/14/19 Lynn, MA - Lynn Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
4/19/19 Stateline, NV - Harrah's Lake Tahoe - South Shore Room
4/20/19 West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall
4/23/19 New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
4/24/19 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory with Liz Phair
4/25/19 Catoosa, OK - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - The Joint
4/27/19 Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget Lake Charles
4/28/19 New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre with Liz Phair
4/30/19 Chattanooga, TN - Walker Theater
5/1/19 Augusta, GA - Miller Theater
5/2/19 Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre of Durham
5/3/19 Virginia Beach, VA - Sandler Center
5/6/19 Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
5/8/19 Springfield, OH - Clark State Performing Arts Center
5/9/19 Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
5/11/19 Plymouth, MA - Plymouth Memorial Hall
5/12/19 Portland, ME - State Theatre
6/20/19 Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
6/25/19 Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap with Pat Benatar Neil Geraldo and Liz Phair
6/29/19 Webster, MA - Indian Ranch
6/30/19 New York, NY – Times Square - World Pride Closing Ceremony
7/4/19 Elk Grove Village, IL - Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
7/8/19 Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
7/13/19 Chandler, AZ - Chandler Center for the Arts

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