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Melissa Etheridge to play Penn’s Peak

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Published February 11. 2019 10:36AM

Melissa Etheridge, one of rock music’s great female icons, is coming to Penn’s Peak May 9 in support of the upcoming release of her new studio album, “The Medicine Show.” Show time is 8 p.m.

Reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks (Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson) Etheridge sounds as rousing as ever, bringing a new level of artistry to her 15th studio recording. Known for her passionate and dynamic live performances, she will embark on a U.S. tour March 29 in Florida.

“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.

“Calling the album ‘The Medicine Show’ puts straight up, front and center, that this is about health, wellness, cannabis, this new thought, new paradigm, however you want to talk about it, however you want to understand it,” says Etheridge. “It influences every song on the album. We’re not afraid of this anymore. We’ve come a long way.”

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak Box Office and Roadies Restaurant and Bar. One download of “The Medicine Show” is included with every pair of tickets purchased for this show. Purchasers will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately seven days after your purchase.

For more information, visit or call 866-605-7325.

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