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Melissa Etheridge and her Holiday Trio come to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 4

Melissa Etheridge and her Holiday Trio come to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 4
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From a press release:

It was announced today that two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge will bring her Holiday Trio to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. as a part of the Wells Fargo Concert and Comedy Series.

The holiday tour, presented by the Kirby Center and BRE Presents, will feature many of Etheridge’s radio hits as well as songs from her 2008 holiday album “A New Thought for Christmas.”

Tickets, which are $45, $59, and $75, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. There will be a special Kirby Member pre-sale starting Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.

Following a few years of underground success, which resulted in her first Grammy award for the single “Ain’t It Heavy,” Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with 1993’s “Yes I Am.”

“Yes I Am” contained three Top 40 hits, including “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” the latter scoring her another Grammy Award for “Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.” The album remained on the charts for 138 weeks and was certified platinum six times.

In addition to her two Grammy Awards, Etheridge also won an Oscar for “Best Original Song” for “I Need to Wake Up” from the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.”

In 2011, Etheridge made her Broadway debut as “St. Jimmy” in Green Day’s rock opera “American Idiot,” where she replaced Billie Joe Armstrong. That same year, she earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Later this year, Etheridge is scheduled to release “Memphis Rock and Soul,” a new album honoring longtime Memphis blues and soul record label Stax Records. The album will be her first since 2014’s critically-lauded “This Is M.E.”