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Singer Melissa Etheridge takes Christmas tour to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 7

Singer Melissa Etheridge takes Christmas tour to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 7
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge will celebrate the holidays with the Merry Christmas, Baby Tour, which stops at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $49.50, $59.50, and $79.50, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum. Her popularity was built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, “Yes I Am,” featuring the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought her a second Grammy. The six times platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the album chart.

Etheridge is also an Oscar winner for Best Original Song in 2007. In 2011, she made her Broadway debut as St. Jimmy in Green Day’s rock opera “American Idiot,” where she replaced Billie Joe Armstrong for one week, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Etheridge released her latest album, “Memphis Rock and Soul,” honoring Stax Records in 2016, the follow-up to 2014’s critically lauded “This Is M.E.”

On June 20, 2016, Etheridge released a song called “Pulse,” written in reaction to the mass shootings that took place in Orlando on June 12, 2016. As she told Rolling Stone, “We want to try to make sense. We want to try to heal. We want to bring some meaning, some purpose. We also want to put it down forever in history. That’s how I’m coping.” All proceeds from the sale of “Pulse” benefited Equality Florida, the state’s largest LGBT civil rights organization.