Melissa Etheridge Tickets for Sale
Melissa Etheridge is heading out on the road in 2011, beginning a brief tour on February 2, 2011 in Vancouver at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts and ending her winter concert schedule on March 11, 2011 in Toronto at Massey Hall. Look for Melissa Etheridge tickets to catch any one of these shows north of the border.
Melissa Etheridge is the iconic singer most often remembered as an outspoken rockstar and folk singer in the 1990s. Noted as much for sexuality as her raspy voice, she toured and sold Melissa Etheridge tickets to concerts in every part of the country. Her music transcended her politics in the public's eye. Now, in the 21st century, she is back again enjoying another chance to perform on the road.
She was born in 1961 in Leavenworth , Kansas, the progeny of a high school psychology teacher and a computer consultant. Melissa Etheridge's future seemed certain from the beginning. By the time she was eight she had began learning the guitar. By her teenage years she was performing with with all male country groups. In high school she joined the musical and dance team. So, her acceptance to the Berklee School of Music in Boston should have shocked no one who knew her.
Berklee is a rare school, a college teaching the basics of the modern music business and modern genres. Many of its students leave before graduating to pursue the life of a musician. Melissa Etheridge became one of those students after three semesters. She had enough of the coffee houses in Boston and went West, landing in Los Angeles. There she explored her sexuality and played well enough to impress Bill Leopold, a music manager. By 1988 she had released a self-titled debut album and earned a Grammy nomination for the song "Bring Me Some Water."
The year 1992 marked her first Grammy win (Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female for "Ain't It Heavy"). She enjoy massive success on tour, playing sold out concerts. Despite all these accolades, album sales, and concert tickets sold, Melissa Etheridge still seemed to linger just below the mainstream's attention. In 993 the album Yes I Am changed all that. It went platinum six times and drew three Grammy nominations. She also came out that year, and found an audience ready to accept her. The rumors had been swirling for a few years, so few fans were truly surprised.
Yes I Am's success suddenly inspired people to purchase her past albums. Suddenly, Melissa Etheridge had five platinum albums. Her popularity would wane, as it often does for hit makers. Your Little Secret, the follow up album to Yes I Am, was her last platinum album. Breakdown, released in 1999, was her last Gold album. Still her fans remained dedicated to supporting her, purchasing Melissa Etheridge concert tickets and praying for her while she battled breast cancer through 2004 and 2005.
Melissa Etheridge remains an outspoken artist, forever supporting those stuck in poverty, those suffering in the moments after natural disasters, and for those battling to find acceptance for their sexual preferences. Get your Melissa Etheridge tickets to see this remarkable artist as she tours in 2011. OnlineSeats has those and many other concert tickets for cheap for every musical genre.