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Fox: Melissa Etheridge
Sunday, September 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm MST
The Fox is honored to welcome one of rock music’s great female icons. Melissa Etheridge back to Tucson! Along with performing your favorites, Melissa’s new tour, Memphis Rock & Soul, is her first since the critically acclaimed This Is M.E. tour. Receiving stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more. Guitar World raved “the (music) is a triumphant application of Etheridge’s signature rasp and substantial guitar chops to this classic genre,” while Edge Media Network declared Melissa “is a singer who can fire it up like Janis Joplin, touch the heart like Elvis Presley and steam up the windows like her musical hero, Otis Redding.”
The set will feature original material as well as interpretations of classic songs from the legendary Stax catalog, celebrating its artists and legacy and spotlighting the vital role Stax Records played in the Civil Rights Movement.
Etheridge’s critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum and her popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal.
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.
As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed challenges 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 June 20, 2016, Etheridge released a song called “Pulse” in reaction to the mass shootings that took place in Orlando. As she told Rolling Stone, “We want to try to make sense. We want to try to heal. We want to bring some meaning, some purpose. We also want to put it down forever in history. That’s how I’m coping.”
September 16th @ 7:00 PM
Fox Tucson Theatre
17 W. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701
Box Office (520) 547-3040
Ticket Prices Range from $39-$99
Ticket Link https://tickets.foxtucson.com/Shows/Show.aspx?sh=FOX18MEL
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