Added to the Tanglewood Schedule: Melissa Etheridge on June 21 and a Jerry Garcia tribute with Warren Haynes and the Boston Pops on June 22.
By Larry Murray
Grammy- and Oscar-winning American rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge has been added to the Tanglewood 2013 line-up, bringing her mixture of personal lyrics, pop-based folk-rock and smoky vocals to the Shed on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7 p.m.
Tanglewood will also present the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, a new symphonic project celebrating American musical icon Jerry Garcia, featuring Warren Haynes with the Boston Pops under the direction of Keith Lockhart on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 8.30 p.m. in the Shed. This ground-breaking orchestral adventure will feature new orchestral arrangements of Jerry Garcia’s storied original compositions as well as classic interpretations of timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia’s shows. Powerhouse vocalist and guitarist Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band, the Dead, and Gov’t Mule) will collaborate with the symphony, lending his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B, and jazz to Garcia’s masterworks.
Tickets for Melissa Etheridge on June 21 range from $23.50 to $69.50. Tickets for the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration on June 22 range from $23.50 to $79. All tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, at www.tanglewood.org, by calling 888-266-1200, or at the Symphony Hall box office in Boston, MA. All ticket prices include a $2 Tanglewood grounds maintenance fee.
Although there’s been no official word yet from Albany’s Palace Theatre, rocker Melissa Etheridge will step into the spotlight there on Friday, October 26, according to her website. Etheridge will be touring in support of her upcoming album, “4th Street Feeling,” which is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, September 4.
Details are yet to be announced, but Etheridge’s website indicates that tix are slated to go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 10.
UPDATE (11am, 8/6/12): Tix are priced at $38, $58, $78 & $103. Tix will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (August 10).
“I don’t remember the first album that I bought for myself. But I remember the first ones that my dad got me that were just mine.
He didn’t know his music very well, but he was real lucky in picking things out. He got me ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ and the London Symphony Orchestra’s version of ‘Tommy.’ It wasn’t the Who’s version, but it was pretty good.
Those three albums I listened to over and over and over when I was about 12 years old or so. I guess it was sort of songwriter rock-based stuff.”
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