Melissa Etheridge “The Medicine Show” Plymouth Memorial Hall Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm Tickets On Sale Friday, February 15 at 10:00 am

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FEBRUARY 12, 2019

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Lexington, MA – Spectacle Management is proud to present Melissa Etheridge “The Medicine Show” at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm. Join Melissa Etheridge for an evening of unforgettable songs and new music from her forthcoming album The Medicine Show out April 12. Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum. Etheridge’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs,” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am, featuring the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought her a second Grammy®. The six times platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the album chart. Etheridge is also an Oscar winner for “Best Original Song” in 2007. In 2011, Melissa made her Broadway debut as St. Jimmy in Green Day’s rock opera, American Idiot, where she replaced Billie Joe Armstrong for one week, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tickets for Melissa Etheridge at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm are $49-$129 and go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10:00 am at memorialhall.com or by calling 1-800-514-3849.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996. In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy® Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed “inconvenient truths” to keep her down. Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she won. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, Etheridge appeared on the 2005 Grammy® telecast to sing “Piece of My Heart” in tribute to Janis Joplin. By doing so she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease.

On October 7, 2016, Melissa Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E. Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the album has received stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more. Guitar World raved “the album is a triumphant application of Etheridge’s signature rasp and substantial guitar chops to this classic genre,” while Edge Media Network declared Melissa “is a singer who can fire it up like Janis Joplin, touch the heart like Elvis Presley and steam up the windows like her musical hero, Otis Redding.” The 12- track album features original material as well as interpretations of classic songs from the legendary Stax catalog, celebrating its artists and legacy and spotlighting the vital role Stax Records played in the Civil Rights Movement. Engineered by Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, the son of famed music producer Willie Mitchell, the album and tour includes a number of top Memphis musicians, including the Hodges Brothers. www.melissaetheridge.com

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for Melissa Etheridge at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm are $49-$129 and go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10:00 am at memorialhall.com or by calling 1-800-514-3849.

PLYMOUTH MEMORIAL HALL

Erected in 1924 and dedicated in 1926 to those in Plymouth that served. Formally the site of the Hedge house Plymouth Memorial Hall has seen many events in its many years of operation. Events range from big name acts such as Twisted Sister, Lifehouse, Bob Dylan and Cage Titans to smaller events such as dance competitions, wrestling events and tribute bands. The Hall has been used for weddings and receptions, in addition to the local High School graduations and the Police Academy Graduation. The Plymouth Philharmonic calls Memorial Hall home for their shows throughout the year. In 2004, Memorial Hall underwent a $7M renovation to restore the space as well as add a few upgrades. www.memorialhall.com

SPECTACLE MANAGEMENT

Spectacle Management is a full-service booking, marketing and promotion company with offices in Boston and Lexington. For more information, please contact Pete Lally, plally@specmgt.com and 617-531-1257. www.spectacleshows.com

Bailey Cabrera