Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Just announced-Melissa Etheridge at the Calvin Theater in Northampton MA

Alright you Melissa Fans...she's coming to our area in April!!

The Calvin Theater in Northampton MA has announced a Melissa Etheridge solo show for April 23, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale February 21st. She is also playing at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on April 24th.

From her website:
"I enjoy doing the solo shows not only get to ready for a new album, I also love to dive into my catalog of songs and bring a new freshness to my older material. It is such an intimate experience with the audience, and it is truly one of my favorite ways to perform.”

The Academy Award winning, Multiple Grammy Winning, Melissa Etheridge needs little introduction.Her raspy vocal style and riveting stage presence has been captivating audiences for more than three decades. Throughout her illustrious career (which includes 12 studio albums), Etheridge has topped the Billboard charts, won an Academy Award, written multiple Platinum certified records, survived Cancer, become a leading voice for the LGBT community and done so with incredible poise and grace.Etheridge has also received numerous other awards including a Juno Award, ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year Award, ASCAP’s Founders Award, a GLAAD Media Award and 13 additional Grammy nominations. Don’t miss this solo acoustic performance from a true music icon.

I've seen her a few times over the years solo and with bands. While her interaction with her band members can be very entertaining, her solo shows give the audience more time for personal stories and banter.

Get psyched--Photos By Nanci Images of Melissa

She recently played at Tanglewood in Lenox MA (see videos) and while the audience was small, they were very enthusiastic. Especially the M.E.I.N. fan club members who were trying to push their way to the front of the stage. Always entertaining to see the fans and ushers "negotiate."

Again, tickets on sale Friday for the Calvin, three tiers of pricing $75 $65 $55 and for  Ridgefield $125.