Melissa Etheridge is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist known for her strong, raspy vocals and powerhouse live performances. Her music mixes pop and rock influences with a folk music vibe. The song "I Need to Wake Up," which she wrote for the film An Inconvenient Truth, earned Etheridge an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2007.
2005 Grammy Awards
Due to a 2004 diagnosis of cancer, Melissa Etheridge had to undergo surgery and chemotherapy. The following year, Etheridge made a big splash at the Grammy Awards when she took to the stage, still bald from chemotherapy, and paid tribute to singer Janis Joplin. Her powerful rendition of "Piece of My Heart" drew accolades from fans and music industry colleagues alike. India.Arie updated her own song "I Am Not My Hair" to pay tribute to Etheridge after seeing her perform at the 2005 Grammys.
Where can I buy Melissa Etheridge tickets?
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Is Melissa Etheridge playing in concert near me?
Melissa Etheridge has quite a concert tour lined up this year. She's on stage both as headliner and co-headliner. At the California Mid State Fair in Paso Robles, California, she's sharing the stage with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. At the Lexington Opera House in Lexington, Kentucky, she's the solo act. She has various stops in between and after these gigs, so fans are sure to find an opportunity to see her live.
What is Melissa Etheridge's concert setlist like?
Melissa Etheridge's setlist includes a variety of songs, like "Your Little Secret," "Let Me Go," "I Want to Come Over," "Don't You Need," "All American Girl," "Angels Would Fall," "Sweet Devil's Got My Soul," "You Can Sleep While I Drive," "Wild and Lonely," "Chrome Plated Heart," "Come to My Window," "Bring Me Some Water," "The Medicine Show" and "I'm The Only One." She sings "Like the Way I Do" and "Mercedes Benz" (a Janis Joplin cover) as encore songs. Her setlist can change from show to show.
Has she done any live charity performances?
Etheridge performed in the American leg of Live Earth, which took place at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 2007. She sang "What Happens Tomorrow" and "Imagine That." Those songs came from her Awakening album. She also sang "I Need to Wake Up." Etheridge went on to introduce former Vice President Al Gore at that event.
What notable performances has she had on the world stage?
Has Melissa Etheridge ever performed live on Broadway?
Yes. She appeared in Green Day's American Idiot in 2011. She played Billie Joe Armstrong (aka St. Jimmy), a drug dealer and the show's darkest character. The show dealt with themes like addiction and negative influences. The show garnered Etheridge good reviews for her work.
What awards has she won besides the Oscar?
She has taken home a Grammy, a Juno, an ASCAP, a GLADD Media Award and an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Northeastern University. She also received the 2,450th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
What other artists would fans of Melissa Etheridge's music like?
Melissa Etheridge fans might enjoy the vocal stylings of k.d. lang or the Indigo Girls. You can buy tickets to performances by these artists at StubHub.Back to Top
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