Melissa Etheridge Announces The Release Of  “One Way Out”

Award-winning singer, songwriter and activist Melissa Etheridge announces the release of “One Way Out,” the first single off her upcoming album of the same name coming this fall. Set for a May 25 release, “One Way Out” is part of a collection of music written by Etheridge in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s that never made the cut….until now. The single is one of nine tracks that will be featured on the full length album – One Way Out ¬– to be released on September 17, 2021.

Etheridge stumbled upon these decades old songs/demos years ago while gathering materials for a retrospective box set. As she went through the songs, it brought her back to the start of her career and how they just weren’t right for that particular time or album. Some of the tracks were written before she had even come out and never felt comfortable releasing them, but knew they would be perfect for the box set. In 2013, the singer found herself back at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with her original band (Fritz Lewak, John Shanks, Kevin McCormick) and would give these songs a new life. Shortly after she finished the records, she would part ways with her label and the box set was shelved. Melissa would begin working on new material and once again, those songs were set aside. That is, until 2020 when she was sorting through old files to share with fans on Etheridge TV’s “Friday Night Time Machine” show. The time was finally right. Fans will finally get a deeper glimpse to who Melissa was then, when she releases One Way Out this fall. Check out the tracklisting below which includes two songs recorded live at the Roxy in Los Angeles in 2002!

Fans will get also get to hear the song live when Melissa performs from the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA for her “One Way Out….Of The Garage” concert special. The concert will stream LIVE on May 29 so consider this event part single release party and part Birthday celebration! Tickets are on-sale now, with a limited amount of in-person seats available.

Etheridge has also confirmed a U.S. tour in support of the new album which will include both new dates and rescheduled dates from 2020. All tour dates are listed below and tickets for all shows are available now.

One Way Out
As Cool As You Try
I’m No Angel Myself
For The Last Time
Save Myself
That Would Be Me
Wild Wild Wild
You Have No Idea (Live)*
Life Goes On (Live)*

*Recorded at the Roxy in Los Angeles in 2002

May 29 – Theatre at the Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
August 7 – Sandy Amphitheater – Sandy UT
August 8 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
August 11 – Dillon Amphitheater – Dillon, CO
August 14 – Hollad Center Outdoors – Omaha, NE
August 15 – Cotillion Ballroom – Whichita, KS
August 17 – Carson Center – Paducah, KY
August 22 – Tennesse Theatre – Knoxville, TN
August 25 – After Hours Concert at Meadow Event Park – Doswell, VA
August 28 – Freeman Stage at Bayside – Selbyville, DE
August 31 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
September 1 – Music Hall – Portsmouth, NH
September 2 – Egg Center for Performing Arts – Albany, NY
September 4 – Ocean Casino Resort – Atlantic City, NJ
September 5 – Garde Arts Center – New London, CT
September 6 – Indian Ranch – Webster, MA
September 20 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA
September 25 – Camp Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS
October 1 – Epic Event Center – Ashwaubenon, WI
October 3 – Genesee Theatre – Waukegan, IL
October 5 – Brown County Music Center – Nashville, IN
October 8 – Four Winds Casino – New Buffalo, MI
October 10 – Walton Arts Center – Fayetteville, AR
October 12 – Tulsa Theater – Tulsa, OK
October 13 – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts – San Antonio, TX
October 15 – Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, TX
October 16 – Golden Nugget – Lake Charles, LA
October 22 – Bergen Performing Arts Center – Englewood, NJ
October 23 – Event Center at Hollywood Casino – Charles Town, WV
October 24 – Paramount Theatre – Asbury Park, NJ
November 1 – Warner Theatre – Torrington, CT
November 3 – Paramount Theater – Huntington, NY
November 5 – Santander Performing Arts Center – Reading, PA
November 9 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
November 10 – Thrasher-Horne Center – Orange Park, FL