Veteran Rocker Melissa Etheridge to Perform in Cincinnati This Summer

The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter will play the Taft Theatre in August.

click to enlarge Melissa Etheridge - Photo: Andrew Olivo Parodi
Photo: Andrew Olivo Parodi
Melissa Etheridge

Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge is returning to Cincinnati this summer to perform at the Taft Theatre on Aug. 19.

Tickets ($29.40-$58.50) go on sale this Friday (May 31) at 11 a.m. via ticketmaster.com or in person at the Taft box office.

Etheridge began her career in 1988 with her self-titled album, which included one of her signature songs, "Bring Me Some Water." In 1993, Etheridge came out as a lesbian and also released her breakthrough album, Yes I Am, notching hits like "Come to My Window" and "I'm the Only One."

Following numerous Grammy nominations and a string of critically and commercially well-received albums, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 after the release of her eighth full-length, Lucky. She made a stirring return to the stage at the 2005 Grammys ceremony, performing "Piece of My Heart" in tribute to Janis Joplin after going through chemo sessions and losing all of her hair. In 2006 Etheridge won the Best Original Song Academy Award for her contribution to the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, "I Need to Wake Up."

In April, Etheridge released her 15th studio album, The Medicine Show, which features songs about marijuana legalization and its curative powers.


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