Roots rocker Melissa Etheridge has been one of the best selling female artists of the past twenty years. Her confessional songwriting, raspy voice and rhythym and blues based sound has served her career well. Since the release of her critically-acclaimed self titled double-platinum debut album in 1988, Etheridge has sold almost 27 million copies of her albums, has won two Grammy Awards from fifteen nominations and was also awarded the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the 1990 Juno Award for Best International Artist.
Ethridge’s most recent album, Fearless Love, was released in April 2010. Early carrer hit singles included “Bring Me Some Water”, “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy”. Her biggest commercial success, Yes I Am, featured the massive hits “I’m The Only One” and “Come To My Window”. Yes I Am went six times platinum and spent more than two and a half years on the album chart. Her highest charting album to date, Your Little Secret (#6 on the Billboard Top 200), included the hit single, “I Want To Come Over.”
Other career highlights include:
- Acclaimed performance of Janis Joplin’s “Piece of my Heart” at the 2005 Grammy Awards saw Etheridge perform bald from chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
- Wrote song “I Need to Wake Up” for the film documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2006.
- In 2007, Etheridge performed three songs at the American leg of Live Earth prior to introducing Al Gore.
- On December 11, 2007 she performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, together with a variety of artists, which was broadcast live to over 100 countries.
- In 2008 she performed at the U.S. Democratic National Convention.
- Etheridge performed her title track “Fearless Love” from her new album and “Come to My Window” the airing of April 27, 2010’s Dancing With the Stars on ABC.
- In 2006, she toured the US and Canada using biodiesel to fuel her vehicle.
- Chosen as final artist to perform at the old Montreal Forum, which was also the site of her first arena sized concert.
Etheridge will be joined at the Savoy by special guest, 3 time Juno Award winner, Serena Ryder who is currently working on the follow up to her previous gold-selling records, If Your Memory Serves You Well and is it o.k.
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 26th at 9:00am for $84.50.