TO PERFORM SPECIAL SHOW AT LOS ANGELES’ ORPHEUM THEATER
THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12
CONCERT TO BE FILMED FOR TV AND DVD RELEASE
Hot off the release of her 13th studio album, This Is M.E., multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter MELISSA ETHERIDGE will perform a special intimate show at Los Angeles’ historic Orpheum Theatre this Friday, December 12th. The concert–to be filmed for an AXS TV broadcast in May and a spring 2015 DVD release–will also include a performance with acclaimed folk group Delta Rae who will join ETHERIDGE for two songs.
The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer, songwriter and activist is touring the U.S. in support of her new album which was released in September on her own ME label. Rolling Stone called This Is M.E. “all lust and no fuss” and said she “loosens up her roots rock sound, adding a light hip-hop shuffle on some tracks…and a swampy Delta feel on ‘Ain’t That Bad’ and ‘Stranger Road.'” Joining ETHERIDGE on this tour is bassist Jerry Wonda, the Grammy-winning Fugees producer.
“I am thrilled to be filming this show in L.A.,” says ETHERIDGE. “Touring with Jerry Wonda has brought my music to new levels and we will capture it all that night. I’m so glad my friends Delta Rae are joining in on the fun, also.”
The TV special and DVD is being produced by acclaimed rock music film producer Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media, who recently released the chart-topping Guns ‘n Roses DVD. “I had the privilege of producing Melissa’s last holiday concert special in 2009,” says Summers. “It’s always a pleasure to work with such an amazing artist and we’re lucky to be filming at the historic Orpheum Theatre where Judy Garland performed Vaudeville in the 1930’s-it’s truly a majestic backdrop to capture Melissa’s new band, performing new music and classic hits.”
The upcoming concert will also feature four surprise songs that will be performed exclusively as bonus songs for the DVD release that Melissa has not performed on her current “This Is ME” tour.
Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Melissa-Etheridge-tickets/artist/735024
About MELISSA ETHERIDGE:
Belting out hit songs like “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window,” “Ain’t It Heavy” and more with her trademark raspy voice, Etheridge stands out as an iconic performer. In 1988, she released her debut single, “Bring Me Some Water,” which earned Etheridge her first Grammy nomination. Since then, she’s been nominated 15 times, winning twice, in addition to taking home an Oscar. Her latest album finds the veteran songwriter branching out into new directions while delivering the insightful lyrics and strong melodies she’s known for.