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Published on March 13th, 2017 | by Landon Buford

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Melissa Etheridge Live in Dallas on Thursday, June 29, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents announced today that tickets for M.E. Live – Melissa Etheridge will go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m.  One of America’s favorite female vocalist-songwriters for more than two decades, Melissa Etheridge, will perform for one night only at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Majestic Theatre.

Center Members get access to the best available seats. Call Membership Services at 214-978-2888 or go to www.attpac.org/support to join. Center Membership presale began March 13 at 10 a.m.

Ticket prices for M.E. Live – Melissa Etheridge range from $92.75 to $42.75 and can be purchased, beginning March 17, online at www.attpac.org, by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center at 2353 Flora Street (Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the expiration of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. 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 signalized by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year award at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

Recognized for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge have remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades.  On February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” class at the Academy® Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth.  As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed “inconvenient truths” to hold her down.  Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to perform so.  In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she pulled ahead. 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, Melissa Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E.  Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the album has had stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more.  Guitar World raved “the album 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 provoke it up like Janis Joplin, touch the heart like Elvis Presley and steam up the windows like her musical hero, Otis Redding.” The 12-track album features original material as well as renderings 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.  Engineered by Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, son of famous music producer Willie Mitchell, the album and tour includes a number of top Memphis musicians, including the Hodges Brothers.


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