RENO, Nev. (April 10, 2023) – Acclaimed singer-songwriter and rock icon Melissa Etheridge will bring her talent to the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Tickets for Melissa Etheridge at GSR go on sale Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m. PT and start at $29.50, plus additional taxes and fees. Infinity Rewards members will have access to presale beginning Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit grandsierraresort.com or call 1-800-648-3568.
Known for her raspy vocals, confessional lyrics and unapologetic passion for classic rock and R&B, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. The Kansas-native stormed onto the rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically-acclaimed eponymous debut album, which eventually went double platinum and led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. Her popularity grew with the release of the hit singles "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," the latter for which she won a Grammy in 1992.
In 1993, Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, “Yes I Am.” The collection featured the massive hits "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, “Your Little Secret,” featuring the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Following this year of unprecedented success, Etheridge received the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.
In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that she conquered with her typical tenacity. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, Etheridge appeared on the 2005 Grammy telecast to sing “Piece of My Heart” in tribute to Janis Joplin. In February 2007, Etheridge celebrated yet another career milestone, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “I Need to Wake Up” from the film “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Following a stream of successful releases, Etheridge went independent with her 13th album, “This Is M.E.” (2014), which debuted at No. 21 on Billboard’s Top 200. Her 2016 follow-up, “Memphis Rock and Soul” received top-notch praise from the likes of “Entertainment Weekly,” “Rolling Stone,” “Parade,” “American Songwriter” and more. Etheridge brought a new level of artistry to her 15th studio recording, “The Medicine Show” (2019), an album exploring the universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and healing. Most recently, Etheridge dropped “One Way Out” (2021), a nine-track album she wrote in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s that brings her journey to rock stardom full circle. Doors open at 7 p.m.