Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler announced today that she will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M’s national tour kicks off on May 8 in Hollywood, FL at The Hard Rock Live and will visit 22 cities nationwide. Tickets will go on sale beginning November 17th (complete itinerary follows). With every ticket purchased online, Bette Midler fans are entitled to a copy of her new CD, “It’s the Girls!” The tour is produced by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group.
The tour will feature material from Midler’s iconic career and material from her new album, “It’s The Girls!” – a glorious tribute to girl groups through the ages. “It’s The Girls!” features the swinging sounds of WWII-era Andrews Sisters, to 60’s super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to 90’s hit makers TLC. The album will be released on November 4th on Warner Bros. Records and East West Records / Warner Music UK on November 17th, 2014.
Midler will make several major TV appearances this week including performances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (Nov. 5), NBC’s ‘TODAY’ show (Nov. 6) and LIVE! With Kelly and Michael (Nov 7). Midler released several track previews from the album including a breathtaking version of TLC’s Waterfalls. Just a few hours after the song’s release, the track sprinted to No. 5 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140. Vanity Fair raved that “you haven’t lived until you’ve heard Midler sing ‘Waterfalls.’”
“It’s The Girls!” reunites Bette Midler with long-time collaborator and Award-winning composer Marc Shaiman who produced the album, along with Scott M. Riesett. The album effortlessly showcases Midler’s distinctive and versatile vocal range while honoring timeless classic melodic harmonies.
One of the world’s best-loved and most versatile entertainers, Bette Midler has garnered accolades in all quarters of show business. She’s earned four Grammy Awards including Song of the Year (1989: Wind Beneath My Wings; 1990: From A Distance) and Record of the Year (1989: Wind Beneath My Wings); two Academy Award nominations, three Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and nine American Comedy Awards. Bette Midler has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Tickets for Bette Midler go on sale beginning Monday, November 17th at 10AM (all times local).
Additional North American dates and cities will be added. Midler is also set to tour in the UK in 2015. UK dates will be announced at a later date.
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BETTE MIDLER: NORTH AMERICA 2015 TOUR ITINERARY
May 08 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live On Sale Mon. Dec. 08
May 09 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live On Sale Mon. Dec. 08
May 11 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena On sale Mon. Dec. 08
May 13 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
May 16 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Arena On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
May 18 Houston, TX Toyota Center On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
May 20 Denver, CO Pepsi Center On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
May 22 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
May 24 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
May 26 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose On Sale Mon. Nov. 17
May 28 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center On Sale Mon. Nov. 17
May 29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center On Sale Mon. Nov. 17
June 1 Seattle, WA KeyArena On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
June 2 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
June 7 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
June10 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
June 12 Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Mon. Dec. 15
June13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun On Sale Mon. Nov. 24
June16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale Mon. Nov. 17
June18 Chicago, IL United Center On Sale Mon. Nov. 17
June 20 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Mon. Nov. 17
June 22 Washington, DC Verizon Center On Sale Mon. Nov. 17
June 25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden On Sale Mon. Nov. 24