DETROIT – Singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist Melissa Etheridge comes to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Oct. 12 to perform songs from her new album, "This is M.E.," as well as other known hits such as "Come to My Window," "I'm The Only One" and "I Want To Come Over."
Etheridge will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Orchestra Hall and will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs. Tickets for the event start at $30 with box seats at $100. The DSO will not appear on this scheduled performance.
Two-time Grammy Award winner Etheridge is known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics and dynamic stage presence. Ater coming out in 1993, battling cancer nearly a decade later and performing around the world, Etheridge started her own label "M.E. Records" in 2014 and produced a live record later that same year.
The Kansas born, lesbian identified artist is a well known LGBT advocate and has spoken out on many occasions including: in 2008 when the U.S. Supreme Court of California overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage, in favor of medical marijuana and in response to California passing Proposition 8 in 2008. She received the honor of having her name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011 and has released 13 studio albums, 38 singles and 32 music videos on Island Records and ME Records.