Music legends Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge announce 2018 NZ tour

Make way for international country royalties Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge as they share the stage in their powerhouse shows bringing all their classic hits to Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington next year.

The two longtime friends famously met in the 1980s during the Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ tour when Sheryl was one of his backup singers. They went on to forge a friendship based on mutual admiration and understanding of their respective careers but also shared similar battles along the way. They have each created music that has defined their musical era—from Sheryl’s all American classic hits ‘All I Wanna Do’ and ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’ to Melissa Etheridge’s groundbreaking ‘Bring Me Some Water’ and ‘Come To My Window’.

A nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow has sold over 50 million albums and this will be Sheryl’s first visit to New Zealand since 2008. Academy Award and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge last toured New Zealand in 2016 and received rave reviews for her powerful performances.

“It’s been way too long since I was in New Zealand! Am so excited to be touring with my dear friend, Melissa Etheridge! We are going to have a great time and play some great music! Looking forward to seeing all our friends and fans in April.” – Sheryl Crow

“I always have a good time when we play in New Zealand and this will be no exception. See you in 2018 New Zealand! Sheryl and I can’t wait to get down there and play some great music!” – Melissa Etheridge

Hailed as one of America’s legendary music icons, Sheryl Crow has been a fan favorite. Her nine studio albums have sold 35 million copies worldwide; seven of them charted in the Top 10 and five were certified for Multi-Platinum sales. In addition to such No. 1 hits as ‘All I Wanna Do’, ‘Soak Up the Sun’ and ‘The First Cut Is the Deepest’, Crow has lofted 40 singles into the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40 and Hot Country Songs charts, with more No. 1 singles in the Triple A listings than any other female artist. Her new album and first for Warner Bros. Records ‘Be Myself’ is out now.

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically-acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double-platinum. Etheridge’s popularity 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 in 1992.

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 in 1995. The six times platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the album charts. Etheridge is also an Oscar winner for Best Original Song in 2007. Her most recent album ‘Memphis Rock & Soul’ was
released in 2016.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see these two stellar country performers pairing up and rocking the stage this April.

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