By: Cathalena Burch @ Arizona Daily Star. Photo: Jerry Watson
Talk about your long-awaited encores — it has taken Melissa Etheridge's 21 years to return to a Tucson stage. Her last Tucson concert was in 1992 — three years after she had initially introduced herself with her rough-hewn, chicks-with-guitars-style driving rock.
She was supposed to return in 2004, but her tour that year was canceled when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
On Saturday, she finally returns to open UApresents’ 2013-14 season.
“It’s way too long,” Etheridge said during a recent phone interview from her home in California, promising that her show Saturday will be worth the long wait. “If you’re ready, I’m ready. We can do it.”