What songs will Melissa Etheridge play in concert?
Unlike many of her peers, Melissa Etheridge favorably mixes old material evenly with new and mid-career material. She handpicks 1-3 songs from each one of her major studio releases, making for a setlist that is as eclectic as it is respectful of different fans tastes.
Etheridge pulls roughly three songs from her most popular album, and it remains the biggest chunk of the setlist from one record. Your Little Secret’s successful run brought fans “I Want to Come Over,” the title track “Your Little Secret,” and “Shriner’s Park.” All three have a place on the setlist. She may switch out “Shriner’s Park” for the other album cut “Nowhere to Go.”
Interestingly, Melissa Etheridge plays almost nothing from her most recent record, 4th Street Feeling. Perhaps it did not have quite the popularity that she was hoping, though she infrequently plays a beautiful version of that record’s shining achievement, “The Shadow of a Black Crow.”
“Bring Me Some Water” is a common show opener. It is from her self-titled debut record, which is widely considered her magnum opus despite her having followed that record up with ten others. Etheridge follows that tune with either “No Souvenirs” or “Enough of Me;” both early career cuts.
Etheridge often plays a single song for the encore. This is a gorgeous and eloquent rendition of “Like the Way I Do” from her debut oh-so many years ago.
Bring Me Some Water
Enough of Me
The Letting Go
Brave & Crazy
Take My Number
Come to My Window
Shadow of a Black Crow
The Weakness in Me
I Want to Come Over
Your Little Secret
I’m the Only One
Like the Way I Do
How long is a Melissa Etheridge concert?
Just as Melissa Etheridge is known for a big radio rock sound on record, she is also known for having comparatively long setlists. Her shows can go on for close to three hours, like on her 2010 tour in support of Fearless Love, where she played that record in its entirety. Her 2012 tour in support of 4th Street Feeling ran for about two and a half hours.
This acoustic tour is a little shorter, at about 100 minutes.
What should I expect at the show?
Etheridge is known for bringing out a high energy country rock concert, which is sometimes surprising for fans considering her perceived image. Melissa Etheridge usually brings a backing band on tour to support this big-rock recorded sound. On the 2014 run, she brings just herself. The ‘This is ME Solo Tour’ is an acoustic tour at heart, featuring an instrumentally stripped down version of her material.
Who is Melissa Etheridge’s publicist and press contact?
She is currently signed on with the management company, Primary Wave. The company is located in both Los Angeles, California and New York, New York with two major offices bridging the gap between the coasts.
There is no public or direct email account for contact, but you can fill out the web contact form and specify the reason for the request. You may also be able to contact Melissa Etheridge and her press through her official website contact form.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Melissa Etheridge’s tour?
There are a few ways to obtain presale tickets for her 2014 ‘This is ME Solo Tour.’ The fastest and most direct way is through Presale Passwords Info. This online database collects presale codes for a variety of shows, but you need an account with them as well as TicketMaster to obtain the tickets.
Melissa Etheridge also makes presale announcements on her official website, and they often coincide with a tour announcement. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes the artist makes announcements after the official tour announcement through her Facebook page. Lastly, visit ArtistArena.com to find presale options for select shows.
“Melissa Etheridge has always poured her heart and soul into her music, so it’s no surprise that the same depth of emotion permeates her shows. Playing for nearly 2 1/2 hours at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday, the performer made the evening as much of a therapy session as a concert.” – Frank Schek of the Hollywood Reporter
“If you have ever seen Melissa Etheridge perform live or on TV, you know she has a powerful and unforgettable voice. She has sold 27 million albums worldwide with soulful songs and a loyal fan base. Etheridge spoke about being a 5 year cancer survivor before launching into her Susan G. Komen For the Cure inspired song, “I Run for Life”. She also performed past hits; “Come to my Window”, “I Want to Come Over” and “Somebody Bring Me Some Water”.” – Sherri Thornhill of the Examiner
“Early in her two-hour set Friday night at Frederik Meijer Gardens, she told the audience with jovial sincerity, “I’ve got so much music to play for you. I’ve got some things to work out.” For Etheridge, rock ‘n’ roll seems to be an implement for catharsis and celebration, which gives her songs about heartbreak and relationships more depth than your average pop tune.” – John Serba of Massachusetts Live
Melissa Etheridge 2013 Tour Opening Acts: NONE
Started June 18, 2013 in Vienna, Virginia | Ended September 15, 2013 in Telluride, Colorado
Melissa Etheridge 4th Street Feeling 2012 Started April 21, 2012 in Prior Lake, Minnesota | Ended November 13, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky
Melissa Etheridge Fearless Love Tour 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Serena Ryder, Crystal Bowersox
Started February 17, 2011 in Airway Heights, Washington | Ended November 12, 2011 in Primm, Nevada
Melissa Etheridge 2010
Tour Opening Acts: NONE
Started April 1, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, California | Ended September 28, 2010 in Hollywood, California
Melissa Etheridge Hell Freezes Over Tour 2009 Started April 2, 2009 in Rancho Mirage, California | Ended December 6, 2009 in Washington, DC
Melissa Etheridge Revival Tour 2008
Started June 15, 2008 in Clearwater, Florida | Ended November 8, 2008 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Melissa Etheridge ‘The Road Less Traveled’ 2006 Started March 2, 2006 in Houston, Texas | Ended August 29, 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona
Your Little Secret Tour 1994 Started March 5, 1994 in Northampton, Massachusetts | Ended July 12, 1994 in Mansfield, Massachusetts
Note: Melissa Etheridge went on a major touring hiatus from 1996 to 2006.