Bluesfest is welcoming the iconic superstar rocker, singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge for her This Is M.E. Australian tour, including her long-awaited Bluesfest debut on Sunday 27 March, 2016.
This will be Melissa’s first visit to Australia since 2012.
An Academy award and Grammy winning artist, Etheridge, will take the stage to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E, as well as some of her greatest hits like Come to My Window, I’m The Only One, Bring Me Some Water, Like the Way I Do and I Want To Come Over. Known for her iconic raspy, smoky vocals, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence, Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs.
Not only a blues rock megastar, songwriting hitmaker, and phenomenal guitarist, but tireless advocate for human rights and social change, Melissa Etheridge is a force and a talent whom organisers say they are honoured to have at Bluesfest and on tour around Australia.
‘Melissa Etheridge is coming to Bluesfest’, says festival director, Peter Noble. ‘She is a legend – an inspiration to so many – a simply brilliant live performer. She has won two Grammy awards and received 17 nominations. Melissa Etheridge’s set at Bluesfest will be remembered as one of the great performances. She is a leader, she is a great musician, a great campaigner for human rights, an environmentalist, a cancer survivor, it is simply an honour to present her at Bluesfest and on her Australian tour.’
Show details and more information can be found at www.bluesfesttouring.com.au.