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12 Apr

MELISSA ETHERIDGE’S NEW ALBUM “FEARLESS LOVE” SET FOR APRIL 27th RELEASE ON ISLAND RECORDS

“I need a fearless love/ I won’t settle for anything less _” – Melissa Etheridge

(April 12, 2010 – New York, NY) Melissa Etheridge’s new single, “Fearless Love,” a bold and soaring declaration for living – and loving – to the fullest, has struck a momentous chord as it soars inside the Top 30 this week on the Hot AC chart, and rises to #10 on the Triple A chart. “Fearless Love” is the title track from FEARLESS LOVE, Melissa’s triumphant new album, arriving in stores and online April 27th on Island Records.

FEARLESS LOVE expands on the multiple strengths that have made Etheridge one of the most beloved figures in rock. It follows The Awakening, her revealing album of 2007, with a rousing tone at once tough and tender, as only she can be. It is that force of presence which has earned her, among other accolades, the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song and two Grammy Awards.

Melissa will begin her 2010 tour this June at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London on June 26th, followed by performances in Germany and Holland. In July, she will embark on a fifty city North American tour.

In support of FEARLESS LOVE, Etheridge has scheduled the following appearances:

April 16 VEVO Network (including VEVO.com and VEVO on YouTube)world premiere of songs from Fearless Love
April 20 QVC Presents QSessions Live
April 21 Earth Day Eve Leadership Celebration
April 23 Live Earth Run for Water benefit performance airs on Bravo
April 26 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
April 27 Dancing with the Stars (guest performer)
April 30 Good Morning America
April 30 The View
May 16 A&E Private Sessions

Appearances on VH1, A&E, uStream, and Clear Channel’s iheartradio are also being scheduled.

About Melissa Etheridge:
Melissa Etheridge has been a core Island Records artist since the release of her critically-acclaimed eponymous RIAA double-platinum debut album. For several years, Melissa’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water” (from her debut), “No Souvenirs” (from Brave And Crazy) and “Ain’t It Heavy” (from Never Enough), for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Melissa 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 second Best Female Rock Grammy. The album went six times platinum and spent more than two and a half years on the album chart. Her highest charting album to date, Your Little Secret (#6 on the Billboard Top 200), included the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success led Etheridge to receive the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards.

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