MELISSA ETHERIDGE, THIS IS M.E. SOLO TOUR, COMES TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN MARCH

Following the release of her 2014 album This is ME, Melissa Etheridge brings her namesake solo tour to southern California with a stop in Indio at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, March 7th.

The album’s declarative title is fully fitting and features powerful lyrics, her incomparable voice, indelible melodies and blazing guitars that are housed in songs like “A Little Hard Hearted,” ”Do It Again,” “Ain’t That Bad” and “Stranger Road.” This is her 12th collection of new material where she teamed up with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Fugees, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown).

The singer-songwriter counts two Grammy Awards and 17 nominations, an Academy Award (for “I Need to Wake Up” from the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth) and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame among her many accolades. In addition to her steady touring, both with her band and as a solo act, she did a week stint in the role of St. Jimmy in American Idiot on Broadway in 2011 and continued her noted activism speaking to the United Nations on LGBT rights as human rights.

Tickets for the 8PM Melissa Etheridge performance are on sale Friday, February 6th for $59, $39 and $29 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

EARTH WIND & FIRE RETURNS TO FANTASY SPRINGS ON APRIL 25TH

One of the most musically accomplished and critically acclaimed bands of all time returns to the Fantasy Springs’ Special Events Center. On Saturday, April 25th, the legendary Earth Wind & Fire will light up the stage with their iconic sound and play the tunes that made them skyrocket to stardom.

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Earth Wind & Fire is one of the most successful bands of the twentieth century. The band has performed for fans on every continent in the world. Rolling Stone has described them as “innovative…sensual…galvanizing” and has also declared that the band “changed the sound of popular music.”

Through the course of four decades, the band has received 20 Grammy nominations,12 American Music Awards nominations and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 90 million albums worldwide.

Earth, Wind & Fire is known for the dynamic sound, their horn section and their energetic and elaborate stage shows. The band’s many hits include, “Shining Star”, “That’s the Way of the World”, “Devotion”, “Reasons”, “Sing a Song”, “Can’t Hide Love”, “Getaway”, “Fantasy”, “Love’s Holiday”, “September”, “Boogie Wonderland”, “After the Love Has Gone”, and “Let’s Groove”.

Tickets for the 8PM Earth Wind & Fire performance go on sale Friday, February 13th for $79, $69 and $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

HIP HOP SUPERSTAR, R. KELLY HEADLINES AT FANTASY SPRINGS IN MAY

Named by Billboard Magazine as the most successful R&B/Hip Hop artist in history, rapper R. Kelly brings his mega-hits like “Bump N’ Grind” and “Ignition (Remix)” to the Special Events Center stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, May 23rd.

A native of Chicago and often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980’s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, he went solo with the album 12 Play. The singer-songwriter is known for his collection of major hit singles including “Trapped in the Closet,” “Your Body’s Callin’,” “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Gotham City” and many others.

R. Kelly is recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the best-selling music artists in the United States with 40 million albums sold. In total, he has released 12 solo studio albums, sold over 100 million records, won three Grammy® Awards and collaborated with legendary hip hop artists such as Jay-Z, Nas, Sean Combs and The Notorious B.I.G.

Tickets for the 8PM R. Kelly performance are on sale for $109, $89, $69 and $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.

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