Folk-rock star Melissa Etheridge will head out on a U.S. tour this spring in support of her 15th studio record, The Medicine Show.
The tour will commence this March with a two-day show at the Southwest Florida Events Center in Bonita Springs, Florida. From there, she’ll head to cities across the country like New York, New Orleans, Augusta, Des Moines, and Lancaster before wrapping-up in Chandler, Arizona mid-July.
The Medicine Show drops April 16 via Concord Records. Eldridge explained that the record deals with themes of renewal, reconciliation, compassion, and healing.
“Through the songs she processed the deep fears and hurting she saw in the nation on collective and personal levels; ‘Shaking’ about national anxiety, ‘Here Comes the Pain,’ personalizing the opioid crisis, the unifying ‘Human Chain’ about the hope for healing, and the rocking, anthemic ‘Love Will Live,'” a press release states.
Additional tracks to look out for on the record include “Last Hello,” “Wild Lonely,” and “Faded By Design.”
“Calling the album The Medicine Show puts straight up, front and center, that this is about health, wellness, cannabis, this new thought, new paradigm, however you want to talk about it, however you want to understand it,” Eldridge said of the album. “It influences every song on the album. We’re not afraid of this anymore. We’ve come a long way.”
The LP will follow 2014’s This Is M.E. and 2012’s 4th Street Feeling. Throughout her 30 + year career, the Grammy-award winning singer is known for smash hits like “Ain’t It Heavy,” “Angels Would Love,” and “The Weakness In Me.”
Check out the full rundown below.
Melissa Etheridge Tour Dates 2019
3/29 — Bonita Springs, FL @ Southwest Florida Event Center
3/30 — Bonita Springs, FL @ Southwest Florida Event Center
4/10 — New York, NY @ The Town Hall
4/13 — Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
4/14 — Lynn, MA @ Lynn Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
4/19 — Stateline, NV @ Harrah’s Lake Tahoe – South Shore Room
4/20 — West Wendover, NV @ Peppermill Concert Hall
4/23 — New Braunfels, TX @ Gruene Hall
4/24 — Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory with Liz Phair
4/25 — Catoosa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa – The Joint
4/27 — Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget Lake Charles
4/28 — New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre with Liz Phair
4/30 — Chattanooga, TN @ Walker Theater
5/1 — Augusta, GA @ Miller Theater
5/2 — Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre of Durham
5/3 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Sandler Center
5/6 — Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theatre
5/8 — Springfield, OH @ Clark State Performing Arts Center
5/9 — Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
5/11 — Plymouth, MA @ Plymouth Memorial Hall
5/12 — Portland, ME @ State Theatre
6/20 — Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
6/25 — Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap with Pat Benatar Neil Geraldo and Liz Phair
6/29 — Webster, MA @ Indian Ranch
6/30 — New York, NY @ Times Square – World Pride Closing Ceremony
7/4 — Elk Grove Village, IL @ Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
7/8 — Boulder, CO @ Chautauqua Auditorium
7/13 — Chandler, AZ @ Chandler Center for the Arts