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Melissa Etheridge: The Medicine Show

  • Historic Sherman Hill, 1501 Woodland Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Dates: June 20, 2019
  • Location: Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Phone: (515) 244-0507
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price: $65, $75, $95 A limited number of VIP Packages are also available.
  • Overview

    Thursday, June 20
    7:30 PM
    Reserved Seating
    Tickets: $65, $75, $95
    A limited number of VIP Packages are also available.
    ON SALE: Friday, Feb 15 at 10:00 AM

    Join Melissa Etheridge for an evening of unforgettable songs and new music from her forthcoming album The Medicine Show out April 12.

    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.

    Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. 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.

    Etheridge’s new album The Medicine Show will be available April 12th via Concord Records. Reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks (Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson) Melissa sounds as rousing as ever, bringing a new level of artistry to her 15th studio recording. The Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, 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.” More highlights include the album-closer, “Last Hello” drawing on the incredible strengths and courage shown by the survivors of the Parkland school shootings, and the infectious “Wild and Lonely,” and “Faded By Design,” exploring themes of her past with a new perspective.