Rock icon Melissa Etheridge performs at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
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What: Melissa Etheridge
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe (15 U.S. 50 Stateline, Nev.)
Tickets: $70.64 - $266.38 (plus taxes and fees)
No … you’re not the only one dying to see pioneering rocker Melissa Etheridge. Seriously, tickets are nearly sold out.
Etheridge is performing at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe as part of her “The Medicine Show” tour, named after her latest album.
For Etheridge — a literal rock icon known for quintessential songs including “Bring Me Some Water” and “I’m the Only One” — this latest album is a return to her singular sound after a decade of musical experimentation.
“Reuniting with her former guitarist and now in-demand producer John Shanks … the new album is billed as a return to form,” states Etheridge’s website.
During the decade between her previous album with Shanks, Etheridge released three albums that expanded her sound, including “4th Street Feeling” in 2012, “This is M.E.” (a more pop-sounding album) in 2014 and “MEmphis Rock and Soul” (an album filled with new takes on blues classics) in 2016.
According to her website all those experiences influenced “The Medicine Show,” an edgy sounding album that explores a range of topics from lost relationships to the opioid epidemic.
Etheridge has never been one to shy away from a topic.
Just days after the tragic mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Etheridge released a song titled “Pulse.” Proceeds from the song benefited Equality Florida, an LGBT civil rights organization in the state.
At the time she told Rolling Stone: “We want to try to make sense. We want to try to heal. We want to bring some meaning, some purpose. We also want to put it down forever in history. That’s how I’m coping.”
“The Medicine Show” stops in Tahoe on Friday, April 19. The few remaining tickets are available at www1.ticketmaster.com.