Out rocker Melissa Etheridge will launch a 38-city tour on June 7 in support of her latest CD, Skin, reports RollingStone.com. As opposed to her previous "Live and Alone" tour, which featured Etheridge performing solo, this time she'll be backed up by Kenny Aronoff on drums, Mark Browne on bass, and James Harrah on guitar. "After performing alone last year, I am looking forward to touring the country with my band and having my fans experience a totally different live show," said Etheridge. "The opportunity to perform some old and new material in front of audiences with other gifted musicians is exciting and liberating."
Here is the complete schedule for Melissa Etheridge's Skin tour:
June 7: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla.
June 8: Mars Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, Fla.
June 10: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta
June 13: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Va.
June 14: Nissan Pavilion, Bristol, Va.
June 15: Alltel Pavilion, Raleigh, N.C.
June 16: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, N.C.
June 20: Tweeter Great Woods, Mansfield, Mass.
June 21: Jones Beach, Wantaugh, N.Y.
June 22: PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J.
June 23: Meadows Music Center, Hartford, Conn.
June 27: Molson Amphitheater, Toronto
June 28: DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, Mich.
June 29: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga, Ohio
June 30: Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, Ind.
July 5: Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio
July 6: World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, Ill.
July 7: Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 9: Festival Plaza Blues Festival, Ottawa
July 11: Tweeter Center at the Waterford, Camden, N.J.
July 12: Hershey Park Pavilion, Hershey, Pa.
July 13: Meadowbrook Farm, Gilford, N.H.
July 14: Saratoga PAC, Saratoga, N.Y.
July 31: Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee
August 3: Finger Lake PAC, Canadaigua, N.Y.
August 6: Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen, Mich.
August 8: Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, Kan.
August 9: Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas
August 10: Cynthia Woods Pavilion, Spring, Tex.
August 11: The Backyard, Austin
August 16: Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, Calif.
August 17: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif.
August 18: Mesa Amphitheater, Phoenix
August 25: The Joint, Las Vegas
August 28: Deer Valley Resort, Salt Lake City
August 30: Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver
September 1: The Gorge, Quincy, Wash.
September 2: PGE Park, Portland, Ore.