Seeing one of your favorite bands is a transcendent experience, like seeing your favorite actor play your favorite president. Spoil your senses with this GrouponLive deal to see Melissa Etheridge at the Palace Theatre on Friday, October 26, at 8 p.m. For $55, you get one ticket for main-floor or loge seating (up to a $119.25 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
As a dauntless songbird, gay and lesbian activist, and breast-cancer survivor, Melissa Etheridge rarely shies away from expressing herself using her famously raspy voice and bare-all approach to songwriting. Etheridge cemented herself in the hearts of FM radios with 1993’s Grammy-winning plea “Come to My Window,” which introduced ears across the country to her poignantly understated lyrics and impassioned heartland rock. Building on a more than two-decade career that has earned her two Grammy wins and a total of 15 nominations, she now hits the road to promote her recently released 12th studio album, 4th Street Feeling. The new collection of songs sees Etheridge returning to her autobiographical storytelling as she broadens her musical range by performing all the guitar, harmonica, and keyboard parts herself, and making liberal use of the oft-forgotten H, I, and J guitar strings. The album’s overall effect is both intimate and subdued, and as Rolling Stone’s Anthony DeCurtis opined, “She’s realized that sometimes holding a little back can make what’s there hit with all the more force.”