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New Melissa Etheridge album "The Medicine Show" coming April 12 

Concord RecordsMelissa Etheridge is back to show us all that music is the best medicine.

Her new album The Medicine Show -- her first collection of original songs since 2014 -- comes out April 12.  She says of the disc, "Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing. I cannot wait to share new songs with you."

The album's songs take on the biggest current topics, including mental health, gun control and the #metoo movement.

The album's artwork carries the subtitle, "An unrivaled true story of redemption and a '74 Fender."  A Fender is a guitar, by the way.

Melissa is also launching a tour in support of the disc, which kicks off March 29 in Bonita Springs, Florida, and is scheduled to wrap up July 13 in Chandler, Arizona. Between March 31 and April 7, she'll be hosting fans on her annual fan cruise.

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Here's the track list for The Medicine Show:

"The Medicine Show"
"Wild and Lonely"
"Woman Like You"
"Faded by Design"
"I Know You"
"Human Chain"
"Love Will Live"
"Here Comes the Pain"
"Last Hello"

Here are the tour dates:

3/29 -- Bonita Springs, FL, Southwest Florida Event Center   
3/30 -- Bonita Springs, FL, Southwest Florida Event Center    
4/10 -- New York City, NY, The Town Hall    
4/13 -- Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theatre    
4/14 -- Lynn, MA, Lynn Memorial Auditorium    
4/19 -- Stateline, NV, Harrah's Lake Tahoe - South Shore Room    
4/20 -- West Wendover, NV, Peppermill Concert Hall    
4/23 -- New Braunfels, TX, Gruene Hall    
4/24 -- Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory    
4/25 -- Catoosa, OK, The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino    
4/27 -- Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget    
4/28 -- New Orleans, LA, Saenger Theatre    
4/30 -- Chattanooga, TN, Walker Theatre    
5/1 -- Augusta, GA, Miller Theatre    
5/2 -- Durham, NC, Carolina Theatre of Durham    
5/3 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts    
5/6 -- Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre    
5/8 -- Springfield, OH, Clark State Performing Arts Center    
5/9 -- Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn's Peak    
5/11 -- Plymouth, MA, Plymouth Memorial Hall    
5/12 -- Portland, ME, State Theatre    
6/20 -- Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Place    
6/25 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap    
6/29 -- Webster, MA, Indian Ranch    
7/4 -- Elk Grove, IL, Mid Summer Classics Concert Series    
7/13 -- Chandler, AZ, Chandler Center for the Arts

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