Melissa Etheridge announces tour, new album 'The Medicine Show'

Credit: Emma McIntyre

Credit: Emma McIntyre

Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge announced a new album and a slew of new tour dates. reported that Etheridge initially announced a few April shows, but the dates have grown to 28, starting in March in Florida. She said on Twitter on Feb. 11 that her new album, "The Medicine Show," will be out April 12.

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"Calling the album 'The Medicine Show' puts straight up, front and center, that this about health, wellness, cannabis, this new thought, new paradigm, however you want to talk about it, however you want to understand it," Etheridge said in a statement, according to Billboard. "We're not afraid of this anymore. We've come a long way."

More information on the new album and tour tickets is available at The tour dates are below:

March 29: Bonita Springs, Florida, at Southwest Florida Event Center

March 30: Bonita Springs, Florida, at Southwest Florida Event Center

April 10: New York at The Town Hall

April 13: March 19 Montclair, New Jersey, at Wellmont Theater

April 14: Lynn, Massachusetts, at Lynn Memorial Auditorium

April 19: Stateline, Nevada, at Harrah's Lake Tahoe - South Shore Room

April 20: West Wendover, Nevada, at Peppermill Concert Hall

April 23: New Braunfels, Texas, at Gruene Hall

April 24: Irving, Texas, at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory with Liz Phair

April 25: Catoosa, Oklahoma, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - The Joint

April 27: Lake Charles, Louisiana, at Golden Nugget Lake Charles

April 28: New Orleans at Saenger Theatre with Liz Phair

April 30: Chattanooga, Tennessee, at Walker Theater

May 1: Augusta, Georgia, at Miller Theater

May 2: Durham, North Carolina, at Carolina Theatre of Durham

May 3: Virginia Beach, Virginia, at Sandler Center

May 6: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at American Music Theatre

May 8: Springfield, Ohio, at Clark State Performing Arts Center

May 9: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, at Penn’s Peak

May 11: Plymouth, Massachusetts, at Plymouth Memorial Hall

May 12: Portland, Maine, at State Theatre

June 20: Des Moines, Iowa, at Hoyt Sherman Place

June 25: Vienna, Virginia, at Wolf Trap with Pat Benatar Neil Geraldo and Liz Phair

June 29: Webster, Massachusetts, at Indian Ranch

June 30: New York at  WorldPride Closing Ceremony

July 4: Elk Grove Village, Illinois, ay Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series

July 8: Boulder, Colorado, at Chautauqua Auditorium

July 13: Chandler, Arizona, at Chandler Center for the Arts

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