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

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tune into Live Nation Yahoo Live Daily: 12/2 to see Melissa Etheridge Perform live from Houston, TX

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Tune in on Tuesday, December 2nd to watch Melissa Etheridge perform LIVE from the Bayou Music Center, in Houston, TX. Catch a new LIVE concert from Live Nation, on Yahoo Live daily, 365 days a year.

Melissa Etheridge Interview with South Florida

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Melissa Etheridge talks about 'M.E.'
Singer says new album represents the 'liberating' spirit she's felt in 2014.
By Ben Crandell, SouthFlorida.com

"If I was home right now, I'd be watching football," Melissa Etheridge says on a recent Sunday. "My kids would be coming in and out, watching football with me, and I would be making breakfast."

That kind of Norman Rockwell normalcy is a rare commodity these days for Etheridge (a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs since her Leavenworth childhood). A new album on her own newly formed independent label means that even when offstage, she has marketing and publicity chores that cannot be ignored.

Sometimes, that means taking a meeting at Target's corporate headquarters in Minneapolis to personally thank them for selling her album, or any album. Sometimes, it means that, as her tour bus rolls between Clearwater and Sarasota on a Sunday afternoon, she's on the phone with an inquirer.

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Melissa Etheridge Interview with The GA Voice

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Eight questions with Melissa Etheridge in advance of Atlanta tour stop
by Patrick Saunders

Melissa Etheridge is flying high. The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer is cancer free, she married her partner Linda Wallem earlier this year and she’s in the middle of a nationwide tour promoting her twelfth studio album “This Is M.E.”

But she’s taken heat for an interview she did with AARP Magazine this month where she stated her cancer was caused by her own poor nutritional health, and that once she started taking care of herself, her cancer disappeared. This led to a stinging rebuke from Liz Margolies, executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, in an op-ed in the Huffington Post.

Etheridge rang up the GA Voice while on the road to discuss the new album, her favorite song to perform live, how it feels to be legally married, the cancer interview criticism and Atlanta memories.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Melissa Etheridge to Perform at "Lean on Me," the 17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation® Legacy Concert, Presented by Seagate® on Feb. 5

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Melissa Etheridge to Perform at "Lean on Me," the 17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation® Legacy Concert, Presented by Seagate® on Feb. 5

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that GRAMMY® winners Bryan Adams, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, and Willie Nelson; GRAMMY-nominated artist Robin Thicke; and singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc will perform at "Lean On Me: A Celebration Of Music And Philanthropy," the 17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert, on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The evening's musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy. Additional performers will be announced shortly. Tickets are $45 per person and admission includes a post-concert reception. For tickets and information, visit http://wl.flavorus.com/gf/leanonme or www.grammyfoundation.org, or call 323.908.0607. "Lean On Me," which is presented by Seagate with support from RBC Capital Markets, is sponsored in part by CAROLEE New York, CenterStaging, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Elite Productions International, Jackson Limousine, KeeLight™, Solpro™, TNT Agency, and Trattore Estate Wines.

“The GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert honors significant influences in music history and highlights our year-round activities in support of our mission to protect our cultural legacy”

This noted GRAMMY Week event brings together an extraordinary range of artists for a triumphant and unique evening featuring live musical performances and archival footage from the GRAMMY Foundation's preservation grant archives. Each year, the GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert centers on a theme, and "Lean On Me" will explore the evolution of music's role in advancing philanthropic causes and celebrate the visionaries behind the creation of those iconic songs and concerts.

"The GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert honors significant influences in music history and highlights our year-round activities in support of our mission to protect our cultural legacy," said Portnow. "This event was created to underscore the value of preserving our rich musical heritage so that future generations can continue to benefit from a deep appreciation of this history. The evening's live performances by some of music's most celebrated artists combined with seminal interviews and footage highlighting historical musical milestones clearly bring our message home to all fortunate enough to participate."

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation partnered to present their first Music Educator Award in 2014. Open to current U.S. music teachers from kindergarten through college level, the Music Educator Award will be presented at the Special Merit Awards ceremony during GRAMMY Week in 2015. For more information about the Music Educator Award, please visit GRAMMYMusicTeacher.com. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools®" on Facebook, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter (@GRAMMYFdn) and join us on Instagram (@GRAMMYFdn).

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos Virginia Beach, VA 11/19/14

Do It Again

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Like A Preacher

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Melissa Etheridge ROCKED Our Sandler Center!

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Melissa Etheridge is one woman who can really rock and she proved it to us once again last night at our Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. She sneaked onstage with a pair of drumsticks and a smirk on her face as if to say, "Folks, it's gonna be a helluva show!" ...and it truly was. Miss Etheridge performed all of her fantastic hits as well as the new soon-to-be classics from her "This is M.E." record which was recently released. She is a true talent and it was such a pleasure to experience her live show which was full of rock n roll energy and happy people.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This is Melissa Etheridge: Interview with Ticket Sarasota

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This is Melissa Etheridge: interview
By Wade Tatangelo

Melissa Etheridge’s smart, confessional songwriting and gutsy vocals have made her one of the most beloved rock ’n’ roll artists of her generation. Coming to Sarasota on Sunday in support of her compelling, personal new album “This is M.E.,” Etheridge has been in the spotlight since the 1990s when she won Grammy Awards for the songs “Come to My Window” and “Ain’t It Heavy.” January’s awards ceremony, though, will mark the 10th anniversary of Etheridge’s greatest Grammy moment.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Melissa Etheridge’s Love Story- Inspirato Article

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Photo Credit: Jean Philippe Piter

I was working on writing and recording my new album at the same time my now wife Linda (Wallem) and I were planning our wedding in California and, as anyone who’s planned a wedding knows, it quickly becomes overwhelming. And then we remembered that we had to plan our honeymoon as well. It was the last thing we had time to think about. But I looked at Linda and said, “Let me do it.”

That’s where Inspirato came in. I got in touch with Jill Neumann, my Personal Vacation Advisor, and she and I narrowed down the list of destinations that would involve a beach in paradise at a resort where we didn’t have to go anywhere if we didn’t want to and, to minimize jet lag, didn’t require more than a day of travel. I ended up picking St. Barts and Inspirato’s villa within the Le Sereno Hotel.

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Monster Lyric Video

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos from Ann Arbor, MI 11/16/14

Compilation of songs

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I Won't Be Alone Tonight

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Take My Number

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I Won't Be Alone Tonight, and I Want To Come Over

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Melissa Etheridge Interview with Hampton Roads

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Melissa Etheridge comfortable in her own label
By Rashod Ollison
The Virginian-Pilot

Melissa Etheridge had been part of the corporate machine for 26 years - and defied expectations along the way.

She benefited greatly, becoming a major star with a glamour-free image and an aggressive, stripped-down sound that had all but fallen out of fashion when she hit the pop scene in the late '80s.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos Chicago, IL 11/15/14

Come To My Window

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Melissa Etheridge Interview with the Washington Blade

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‘In between the lines’
by Joey DiGuglielmo

On a rare night home in Los Angeles just a week into her fall tour, long-time out rocker Melissa Etheridge caught up with Washington Blade by phone. Her current “This is M.E. Tour,” which kicked off Nov. 2 in Mashantucket, Conn., comes to Washington next week.

Touring behind her Sept. 30 album of the same name, Etheridge, on the eve of a Sunday night performance at the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, was candid on a wide spate of topics. Her comments have been slightly edited for length.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos from Cleveland, OH 11/14/14

A Little Bit Of Me

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Like A Preacher

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Melissa Etheridge Takes a Happy State Theatre Crowd on a Good Time Jaunt

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Reborn Melissa Etheridge takes a happy State Theatre crowd on a good time jaunt (Concert Review, Photo Gallery)
By Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Some people just don't know how to have a good time. Melissa Etheridge and those who go to her concerts are not "some people.''

For just shy of two hours Friday night, the ebullient Etheridge ripped through her Grammy-winning catalog, and thrilled the nearly packed State Theatre in Playhouse Square with several cuts from her newest album, "This Is M.E.''

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Interview with Chicago Sun Times

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Melissa Etheridge is not afraid of change and she’s not afraid to talk about her changes publicly. Back in the day the story was that she had come out as gay, or that her children were fathered by David Crosby or that she was recovering from cancer. These days the talk is all about her music and how she – in what can only be described as a ballsy move – fired her entire management team and decided to do something different.

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Melissa Etheridge Interview with DAME

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"People think it’s dangerous to say there’s more than one way of looking at cancer”

Melissa Etheridge talks about releasing her album on her own, her breast cancer survival, and the Twitter war it sparked with blogger Xeni Jardin.

Melissa Etheridge is finally content, newly wed to Nurse Jackie co-creator Linda Wallem this past May. But you’d never guess, listening to her new studio album, This Is M.E.—her 13th, since breaking out 26 years ago, and her first on her own label. In fact, you might think she was still weathering the storm she’s been experiencing over the last decade or so, with songs expressing her frustration, longing, and talk of her last divorce. But, according to Etheridge, her spirituality helps her visit all of those themes without going into a dark place: " I live through them, and then I’m grateful for the experience, and I move on. "

Tonight, Etheridge appears, alongside such artists as Questlove and Lorde, on the PBS documentary Hitmakers, which explores the changing business of making a pop hit. She spoke with DAME about leaving her label, steering clear of Nashville, and her Twitter exchange with fellow breast-cancer survivor Xeni Jardin about her controversial opinions that stress and diet may have caused her cancer.

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Melissa Etheridge interview with Daily Press

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Melissa Etheridge is right where she wants to be

Melissa Etheridge is not shy about saying how happy she is to be here.

"Ten years cancer-free," she said with a triumphant cackle. "It's a milestone, man. Me 10 years ago, I was in the middle of chemo. It was horrible. But my vision back then was: In 10 years, it is my intention to be there, to be making music of my heart and my soul. And it feels amazing."

Etheridge — who dealt with her breast cancer in the public eye and gave a legendary performance at the 2005 Grammys with her scalp bald from chemotherapy — will perform at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach on Wednesday, touring in support of her current album, "This is M.E."

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos Morgantown, WV 11/12/14

I Won't Be Alone Tonight

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I Want To Come Over
Come To My Window
If I Wanted To
Ain't That Bad
I'm The Only One
Bring Me Some Water
Like The Way I Do
All The Way Home

Melissa Etheridge Interview with the Chicago Tribune

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Melissa Etheridge changes everything

In the past year, Melissa Etheridge changed everything. She got married (to "Nurse Jackie" co-creator Linda Wallem), left her management team, left her record label and founded a new one, and released the steamy, soulful "This is M.E."

In a recent phoner, Etheridge, who plays the Cadillac Palace Theatre on Saturday night, talked about her new love, her new life, and the sweet-but-kind-of-awkward thing she did at her wedding. This is an edited transcript of that conversation.

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Melissa Etheridge Rocks Out in Morgantown

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Melissa Etheridge rocks out in Morgantown
By Chelsea Walker

Lyell B. Theatre was filled with rocking souls and raspy ballads as Melissa Etheridge took the stage Wednesday night in the Creative Arts Center.

Bringing her “This is M.E.” tour to Morgantown, Etheridge showed off her multi-faceted talent, singing some of her greatest hits along with new tracks from her most recent album, “This is M.E.”

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos Durham, NC 11/11/14

I Won't Be Alone Tonight

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Take My Number

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Melissa Etheridge Interview with Digital Journal

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Interview with Melissa Etheridge

The compelling singer, best known for classic hits like "I'm The Only One" and "Come To My Window," has just released a brand new album and is currently on tour. She granted Digital Journal this exclusive interview.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Article by Munchies- I Drank Melissa Etheridge’s Weed-Infused Wine

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“Cannabis and wine have both been around for thousands of years,” Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and dedicated medical marijuana activist Melissa Etheridge tells me. “But the notion of a commercial cannabis wine industry is brand-new. Even the idea of ganjapreneurs is still relatively new. So we’re on the front line of this thing.”

Etheridge let leak her plan to serve as spokeswoman for a high-end line of marijuana-infused “wine tinctures” last month, during an appearance on Bloomberg TV that later generated quite a buzz online. Naturally, The Weed Eater got in touch to hear the whole story, and hopefully have a taste of an elixir she describes as “delicious” and “outstanding,” with a “slight herbal taste that doesn’t change the structure of the wine, or overpower the taste of the grapes.”

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Performs at National Radio Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Source: All Access Music Group

National Radio Hall Of Fame Inducts Eight New Members

A full house at CICADA (11/09) in LOS ANGELES as the NATIONAL RADIO HALL OF FAME induction ceremony moved from its traditional home in CHICAGO for this year's induction of eight of radio's best during a live radio broadcast and dinner show.

NATIONAL RADIO HALL OF FAME Chairman and SOUND MIND LLC's KRAIG KITCHIN welcomed MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS Pres. BRUCE DuMONT and the ceremony's MC, syndicated radio star DELILAH to the stage and then show's announcer, WESTWOOD ONE's JIM BOHANNON was introduced.

There was a terrific video recap of radio history that was introed by the late PAUL HARVEY, that set the tone for the evening and it was on to the first induction of CHARLIE & HARRIGAN, presented by NTS MEDIAONLINE's AL PETERSON, for their work at SAN DIEGO's KCBQ-A, KFMB-A and being one of the first morning shows ever to be syndicated.
LOS ANGELES Talk legend MICHAEL JACKSON introduced the next inductee, BARRY FARBER, one of NEW YORK's legendary Talk hosts.

Former CEO/Pres., Board Of Directors CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA and GM at WBEZ/CHICAGO TOREY MALATIA introduced the next inductee, IRA GLASS, host of "This American Life."

HUBBARD BROADCASTING Chairman STANLEY S. HUBBARD spoke briefly and eloquently about his father, STANLEY E. HUBBARD, the next inductee, and the founder of HUBBARD BROADCASTING.

The legendary LARRY KING was on hand to introduced the next inductee, one of baseball's most widely-known announcers, JON MILLER, who has been calling the plays for the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS since 1997 on KNBR-A/SAN FRANCISCO.
Superstar MELISSA ETHERIDGE made a brief appearance to show a video and discuss the power of women in radio and their continuing influence on the platform.

MARION ROSS, best known for her role as MARION CUNNINGHAM on the ABC TV's Happy Days inducted AGNES MOOREHEAD who was part of ORSON WELLS' radio acting group for some of his most famous radio broadcasts as part of the MERCURY THEATER, and a star in movies like "Citizen Kane" and later as ENDORA on the TV show "Bewitched."

One radio's most legendary morning stars, RICK DEES was up next and spoke about some of the legends we'd lost this year, DON PARDO, LARRY LUJACK and CASEY KASEM. He then introed two of CASEY's daughters, KERRI and JULIE KASEM who spoke of the love and support for their father and thanked everyone for honoring him.

And then nationally syndicated morning star, and iconic KIIS-FM/LOS ANGELES morning man RYAN SEACREST made a touching video appearance and described what CASEY KASEM meant to him personally and how he inspired him in his life and career.
The final induction was for "Chicken Man" creator and RADIO RANCH owner DICK ORKIN, with a warm and funny intro from longtime associate CHRISTINE COYLE JOHNSON. ORKIN was hilarious in his own right during his acceptance.

Dinner was highlighted by a terrific two-song set from INGRID MICHAELSON including her recent hit "Girls Chase Boys" followed by a wonderful performance by MELISSA ETHERIDGE, who invited INGRID back for a duet singing "Yesterday" by the BEATLES, and then "Bye Bye Love" by the EVERLY BROTHERS. The show ended with MELISSA singing one of her biggest, "Bring Me Some Water".

Melissa Etheridge Interview with The News Herald

Source: The News Herald

At the age of 53, Melissa Etheridge is feeling young and energetic.

Even though she’s been around for a quarter of a century, the folk-and-blues-tinged rock singer-guitarist decided a change was needed in her career. That led to not only her starting a record label but altering her approach to writing and recording.

For her latest album, Etheridge decided to work with songwriters Jerrod Bettis (Adele, OneRepublic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown). The result is the fiery “This Is M.E.”

Now the two-time Grammy Award winner, known for hits “Come to My Window,” “I’m the Only One” and “I Want to Come Over,” is back on tour. The News-Herald talked to Etheridge about her show Nov. 14 at the PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre.

NH: When you look back to your many tours, do you have any memories of playing Northeast Ohio?

ME: In the ’90s I played there a lot. I have to say my favorite time I’ve ever played Cleveland was the concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the stadium. It was one of those moments where I stood there and went, “OK, remember this, remember this, remember this.” I was standing there watching James Brown perform, and I had never seen him perform. Then I took a moment and looked around me and went, “Oh my God. Not only am I watching James Brown perform, but I’m standing here with Jackson Brown, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry.” Everybody was watching James Brown perform. It was so amazing, and I was so grateful that night.

Regarding your latest effort, “This Is M.E.,” what was it like working with so many songwriters and producers?

Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it didn’t. I had plenty that didn’t, and oh the ones that did work were magic because they were hooking up with a part of me that was me and resonated with it. All of the songs that really took off almost have all of the same guitars in them and harmonicas. It’s funny. The sound is very consistent throughout the album, even though it’s different producers.

You’re currently closing your set with new song “Monster.” What does that song mean to you?

This is just about anybody who feels different and has been told they’re different and they’re a monster. [In concert] That is me standing up and saying to my fans, I believe this song in 10 years will still move you like the way “I Do” does, “Bring Me Some Water” does. This song is also going to move you just like that, and I’m putting it right here to show you how much fun we can have with it.

Is there anything new you’re doing on this current tour?

It’s been my goal with this album and tour to see how long I can keep the audience standing up. And if they stand up for the whole show, I win. This is about moving and dancing and feeling the music and celebrating in our bodies. That’s where I’m coming from with this whole tour.

So, how many times have the audience remained on their feet during this tour?

We’re four for four.

Gee, that’s putting a lot of pressure on your Cleveland audience to keep the streak alive.

I know (laughs). Sometimes I there are some audience members who need to rest their knees for a while but they get up when they can. I understand that.

Thursday, November 6, 2014