Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken Tour

July 07, 2024

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). 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, which was distinguished by the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America's favorite female singers for more than two decades. In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the "Best Song" category at the Academy® Awards for "I Need to Wake Up," written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed "inconvenient truths" to keep her down. Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she won. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, Etheridge appeared on the 2005 Grammy® telecast to sing "Piece of My Heart" in tribute to Janis Joplin. By doing so she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease.

On October 7, 2016 Melissa Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014's critically lauded This Is M.E. Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the album received stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more. She followed that up with the release of The Medicine Show in April, 2019. For The Medicine Show, Melissa reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks and sounds as rousing as ever, bringing a new level of artistry to her 15th studio recording. The Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing.

In June of 2020, Etheridge launched The Etheridge Foundation to support groundbreaking scientific research into effective new treatments for opioid use disorder. The Foundation works towards advancing treatment approaches that address the root causes of opioid abuse and make available better, more effective solutions for people to truly heal their opioid use disorder.

October 2022 saw Melissa's return to the theatre with her one woman show, My Window — A Journey Through Life. The critically acclaimed, sold-out run premiered at New World Stages on October 13 and opened at Circle In the Square Theatre on Broadway in September 2023.

The Etheridge Foundation is on a mission to end the opioid crisis by funding new research on transformative plant medicines and innovative therapies that address the root causes of opioid use disorder. We work to advance groundbreaking treatments that both treat opioid dependence and help heal the underlying wounds that lead to addiction. To learn more, visit: www.etheridgefoundation.org.

Concert Schedule

Plaza doors open at 6 pm

Concessions in the plaza begin at 6 pm

Amphitheatre seating starts at 6:30 pm

Concert starts at 7:30 pm

Policies

Picnic Basket Preorders

New this summer! Picnic Baskets available for preorder
Get ready to harmonize your taste buds with the melodies of summer with a shared picnic basket! Organic Roots Catering is offering picnic baskets for 2 or 4 people that you can pick up and enjoy during the concert! Options include charcuterie, sandwich baskets, and a dessert basket.

Picnic baskets are available to preorder 3 days before each summer concert. They can be picked up at the Organic Roots tent on our plaza the night of the show. 

Order here

Please note that NO outside food or beverages are allowed in the venue.

Amphitheatre Policies

Concerts are held rain or shine.

No outside food or picnics are allowed in the venue. 

Factory-sealed water bottles or empty bottles only. No outside beverages, glass containers, or alcohol allowed. Beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled water, lemonade, and iced tea are for sale inside the venue.

Lawn chairs with legs are not allowed - visit our website for details on types that are permitted.

Designated service animals only.

The Arvada Center is a non-smoking facility, which includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and pipes.

Read the full list of Amphitheatre Policies at the link below!

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