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Mark Your Calendars II: Melissa Etheridge in May; Betty Who in April

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Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announced two shows going on sale this week for popular artists: lesbian rock icon MELISSA ETHERIDGE and beloved ally, Australian pop star BETTY WHO both coming to Seattle for separate shows. Betty Who shows up at Neumos on April 26 and Ethridge will rock out at The Paramount on May 7 with a soulful show that plays tribute to the sounds of Memphis Rock & Soul’s influential Stax Records label.
Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, February 3, 2017.
Melissa Etheridge
This is MEmphis Rock & Soul:
A Soul-ute to Stax Records
Date: May 7, 2017 @ 8:00PM
Venue: The Paramount   
 
Age Limit: All Ages 
Price: $41.00 – $125.00 (not including applicable fees)
Seating: Reserved Seating 
On Sale: Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 10:00AM 

Ticketing Information: Available online at Ticketmaster.com, in person at the Paramount box office, or may also be purchased by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For more information, visit 

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.

Melissa Etheridge has recently recorded her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E at Royal Studios in Memphis: MEmphis Rock & Soul. Along with original material, Etheridge’s ambitious Concord release will feature interpretations of classic songs from the legendary Stax catalog, celebrating its artists and legacy and spotlighting the vital role Stax Records played in the Civil Rights Movement. Engineered by Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, son of famed music producer Willie Mitchell, the album and tour includes a number of top Memphis musicians, including the Hodges Brothers.
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Betty Who

Special Guest: Vérité

 

Date: April 26, 2017 @ 9:00PM
Venue: Neumos   
 
Age Limit: All Ages 
Price: $17.00 Advance

  $20.00 Day of Show
  (not including fees)
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 10:00AM 

Ticketing Information: Available online at eTix.com or in person at Moe Bar. For more information, visit STGPresents.org

With an eye-catching signature blonde pixie cut, delightful nineties superstar fixation, and singing and songwriting prowess befitting of her stadium ambition, Betty Who commands the dance floor.Between high-profile tours with Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue and Kiesza, she performed on The View, The Today Show, and Late Night With Seth Meyers and guested on Troye Sivan’s RIAA gold-selling Blue Neighbourhood in 2015. Her 2016 cover of Donna Lewis’s 1996 smash “I Love You Always Forever” quickly racked up more than 11 million Spotify streams in a few months’ time, went platinum in Australia, and laid the foundation for what would become her sophomore offering.

As a both writer and multi-instrumentalist, she continues to paint pictures with a hypnotic and heartfelt honesty. Drawing on everything from her childhood classical training at Michigan’s Interlochen Center of the Arts to a lifelong Joni Mitchell and Carole King obsession, Who brings a poignant and personal perspective to pop music.

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