"My personal goal is to get people to understand that health is our responsibility." - Melissa Etheridge

Friday, March 13, 2015

Melissa Etheridge to Perform on Olivia Cruise

Source: Olivia Cruises

Academy Award and GRAMMY winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, will take the stage to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like “Come to My Window”, “I’m The Only One” and “I Want To Come Over”. Known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence; Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs.

The cruise will depart from San Diego and travel to Mexico November 12-19.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Melissa Etheridge to perform at Chattanooga's Riverbend Festival June 10

Source: The Chattanoogan

Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Melissa Etheridge, Sleepy Man, Cole Swindell, Molly Hatchet At Riverbend
Friday, March 13, 2015 - by Bob Payne

The Riverbend Festival announced several additions to the lineup for 2015. Melissa Etheridge will be the Coke Stage featured act in the 9:30 p.m. slot on Wednesday, June 10th.

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Bardavon to Host Melissa Etheridge

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

Melissa Etheridge will perform at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie June 14.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Calgary Herald: CUPS Runneth Over

Source: Calgary Herald

Credit: Calgary Herald. Pictured with rock legend Melissa Etheridge (centre) at the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are CUPS board chair Michael Lang and executive director Carlene Donnelly. Etheridge headlined the SRO event - much to the delight of all in attendance.

Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) is now in its 26th year of helping people overcome the challenges of poverty to attain brighter futures. Without intervention, the trauma, stress and instability of living in poverty puts a child at higher risk for lifelong health problems, developmental delays, behavioral disorders and repeating the cycle of poverty. More than 9,000 low-income individuals benefit from CUPS programs thanks to myriad fundraising successes-none more so than CUPS’ annual Moonlight Lounge Gala.

Readers may recall the annual must-attend gala has featured the likes of Sara Bareilles, Boz Scaggs, Chantal Kreviazuk, Holly Cole, Amanda Marshall, Jim Cuddy, Jann Arden and Jewel performing to SRO crowds. But surely this year’s gala, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt, was the best ever with rock-legend Melissa Etheridge taking to the stage- much to the delight of the hundreds of guests in attendance.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Talks Performing at Levi's Stadium

Source: The Press Enterprise

When I interviewed Melissa Etheridge about her show at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Saturday, March 7, she spoke about her experiences performing at Levi's Stadium.

Etheridge was there performing as part of the NHL Stadium Series between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks in Santa Clara.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

French interview with Rock 'N Concert

Source: Rock 'N Concert


Interview : Melissa Etheridge

Définie comme la version féminine de Bruce Springsteen, Melissa Etheridge est une véritable icône outre-Atlantique. Il en est pourtant tout autre en France où l’artiste souffre d’un manque de notoriété. Nous avons profité de l’une de ses rares visites dans la capitale dans le cadre de la promotion de son nouvel album This is M.E. pour rencontrer Melissa Etheridge.

Ton album vient tout juste de paraître. Quel type de pression ressens-tu ?

Melissa Etheridge : Je me crée ma propre pression pour me challenger moi-même. L’album paraissant sur un label indépendant, je n’ai pas subi de pression émanant d’un gros label. Ainsi, j’ai été libre de créer ce dont j’avais envie et de m’entourer des personnes de mon choix. Je ne parlerai donc pas de pression mais davantage d’excitation.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Talks Music, Tour Ahead of Fantasy Springs Date

Source: The Press Enterprise

The “Come to My Window” singer loves when fans sing along her all of her songs.

Before Melissa Etheridge sets out on a big overseas tour, she needs a little warm-up.

And there’s nothing like a desert show to heat things up. The singer will be performing at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Saturday, March 7, before heading to stops in Germany, England, Belgium and the Netherlands.

“The Fantasy Springs thing is fun because it’s kind of like a practice before I go over to Europe,” Etheridge said in a recent telephone interview. “It’s in my backyard, so it’s nice. Of course, I’ll give my best.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Melissa Etheridge and more to Headline 'The Concert For Social Justice'

Source: All Access Music Group

Jackson Browne, Crosby & Nash, Melissa Etheridge, Tom Morello To Headline 'The Concert For Social Justice'

The GRAMMY MUSEUM, in partnership with ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS, will celebrate the launch of their SPEAK UP, SING OUT songwriting contest with THE CONCERT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE on APRIL 8th at the FONDA THEATRE in LOS ANGELES.

JACKSON BROWNE, DAVID CROSBY & GRAHAM NASH, MELISSA ETHERIDGE and TOM MORELLO are the first performers announced for the concert, which will also feature special performances from actors DENNIS HAYSBERT, CATHERINE KEENER, MARTIN SHEEN and ALFRE WOODARD, as well as the winners of the SPEAK UP, SING OUT songwriting competition.

"Defenders of social justice and human rights have long used music as a powerful platform," said GRAMMY MUSEUM Executive Director BOB SANTELLI. "We are excited to partner with ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS for a night that will feature some of the most influential voices in songwriting, while inspiring a new generation of young artists to use music as a means to promote change."

"Music is at the heart of social change in AMERICA," said KERRY KENNEDY, President of ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS. "Abolitionists in the 1860s, labor activists in the 1930s, and civil rights protestors in the 1960s all marched to anthems of peace and justice. With this concert, ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS and the GRAMMY MUSEUM seek to continue that tradition by teaching our young people that music can be a force for good in the world."

Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online at Fondatheatre.com or AXS.com. Purchase tickets by phone by calling AXS at (888) 929-7849.

Melissa Etheridge Interview with Metrosource

Source: Metrosource

As the icon releases a label-launching album, Melissa Etheridge discusses her dad’s influence, conducting personal relationships in the public eye and how she’s keeping her music current.

Today, Melissa Etheridge’s voice has the growl of traveling gravel roads in the Ozarks — a region the artist knows well. “I used to play roadhouses all over that area,” the Kansas-raised Etheridge says with her legendary rasp. “I was only thirteen or fourteen, so I couldn’t have gotten into them without my father there to encourage me and take care of me.”

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Melissa Etheridge Will Perform at the Gaynor Gala in NY

Source: Stephen Gaynor School

We are excited to be returning to the American Museum of Natural History for this year’s Gaynor Gala on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

We hope you will be able to join us for a cocktail hour, dinner, sensational musical performance by Melissa Etheridge, and our live and silent auctions, as we honor Stephen Gaynor School parent, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh (Board Member at WME, oversees the Literary, Lectures, and Live Events departments).

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Monday, March 2, 2015

#MeTime with Melissa Etheridge

Source: Sutter Home Family Vineyards

Even superstar musicians can benefit from a little #MeTime.

Ahead of Melissa Etheridge’s performance at the Sutter Home Winery later this month for Live in the Vineyard, we checked in with her to see how she makes time for herself. We also asked about Melissa's latest album, This Is M.E., out now.

We’ve been encouraging the Sutter Home community to carve out more #MeTime this year. Juggling family life and career commitments, including a world tour to support your latest album, must present some unique challenges. How do you make time for yourself?

MELISSA ETHERIDGE: “Time for myself? Well, I am happy to see someone taking up this difficult subject! Time for myself is very important, yet I enjoy my work and my family so much, I find it hard to make myself a priority. I usually take a bit of time every day and do my jigsaw puzzle or read a book.”

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Brings New Album Songs to Fantasy Springs Show

Source: Palm Springs Life

Singer takes a leap with her own record label

Melissa Etheridge is unstoppable.

Retirement is not a word in her vocabulary after being in the music business 25 years. Her recently released 12th album, This is M.E., is an anthem to new Rock ‘n’ Roll independence.

She finds a deeper connection to her audience the more honest she gets with her lyrics. When Come Through My Window wrapped, she thought it was too personal, wanting it off the album, yet left it on. It became one of her greatest hits. Allowing her personal stories to continue to inspire others, Etheridge celebrated her first legal marriage to soulmate Linda Wallem in 2014.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Visits CUPS Calgary

Melissa spent time with the kids from the CUPS program in Calgary reading books and singing "What Happens Tomorrow"

Video posted on Youtube by Melissa Etheridge

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sutter Home Winery Live In The Vineyard Promo Video

Melissa Etheridge, Sutter Home Winery’s special guest at Live in the Vineyard, March 26-29, 2015, filmed this special message for fans. Enter for a chance to win a trip to Napa Valley to see her perform.

Video posted on Youtube by Sutter Home Wines

MEIN Interview With Melissa Etheridge

Source: MEIN

MEIN Members can log in and read the MEIN interview with Melissa

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

NHL Stadium Series: John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge to perform in Santa Clara

Source: San Jose Mercury News

NHL Stadium Series: John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge to perform in Santa Clara
By Jim Harrington

Put him in coach -- John Fogerty is ready to play.

The Bay Area classic rock icon, who came to fame as the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival in the '60s, has been tabbed to perform at the NHL Stadium Series game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday.

And, yes, we're indeed hoping that Fogerty changes the words to his baseball anthem "Centerfield" to "Center Ice" just for this occasion.

The 69-year-old Berkeley native, who penned such classic cuts as "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary" and "Fortunate Son," performs during the first intermission of the outdoor game between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. A laser light show accompanies Fogerty's performance.

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs during the second intermission. The platinum-selling rocker is known for such hits as "Come to My Window", "I'm the Only One" and "I Want to Come Over." In 2007, she won an Oscar for best original song for "I Need to Wake Up," which was featured in Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

Melissa Etheridge "This Is M.E." UK Album Review by Music News

Source: Music News

Melissa Etheridge has just released her 12th collection of new material This Is M.E. – and for someone who has such a body of work, isn’t as well known in the UK as in her native America.

“I have yet to really break this market. I think you all kind of know me, you’re aware of me, yet maybe you haven’t really listened and caught on. I think this album is an opportunity for me to finally come into Great Britain and find a place here.”

Click on the link above to read the entire article and listen to the audio interview with Melissa Etheridge.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Melissa Etheridge will be in March Issue of Outlook Magazine

Posted on Facebook 2/17 by Outlook Columbus Magazine: Erin McCalla just interviewed Melissa Etheridge for the March issue of Outlook. Have you heard the rumor she's moving to Columbus? Well, don't expect to run into her at Wall Street Night Club anytime soon. She loves visiting Ohio, but she's a happy resident of California.

Gay Calgary Promo Video for February Edition includes Melissa Etheridge

Video posted on Youtube by Gay Calgary Magazine

Monday, February 16, 2015

Melissa Etheridge To Perform at San Jose Sharks/ LA Kings Game

Tweeted 2/16 by Melissa: Hey Northern California...special appearance this weekend in Santa Clara...details coming soon!! It's going to be a blast!!!

Speculative tweet 2/16 by Rhondda: @metheridge Thought you might be doing the Nat'l Anthem, but this article mentions "entertainers who will perform" ABC7News

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Melissa Etheridge "This Is M.E." CD Review by Uber Rock

Source: Uber Rock

Having been writing and recording for over 25 years it’s no wonder that the name Melissa Etheridge is a familiar one. But although the name is well-known, in all these years I’ve never listened to an album by this multi-platinum selling artist. Until now that is.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Television Interview on ARD Morgenmagazin

Source and Video Interview: ARD Morgenmagazin

Click on the link above to watch Melissa Etheridge's television interview with ARD Morgenmagazin.

Melissa Etheridge will be in April edition of DIVA Magazine

Source: DIVA Magazine

Readers can soak up the wisdom plus stories of Melissa's wedding to Nurse Jackie producer Linda Wallem in the April issue of DIVA, on sale from 20 March. Click on the link above for more information.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation® Legacy Concerty "Lean On Me"

GRAMMY Week Rocks On With 17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation® Legacy Concert Sponsored by Seagate® at Wilshire Ebell Theater. Celebs included: Aloe Blacc, Rozzi Crane, Melissa Etheridge, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Lindsey Stirling, Robin Thicke, Plain White T’s, Walk the Moon, Riley Bria, Deborah Cox, Erica Campbell and many others. More info: GRAMMYFoundation.org

Video posted on Youtube by 1WMN

Melissa Etheridge Life Story- Interview with Alex Belfield

Video posted on Youtube by Alex Belfield