Bette Midler Announces North American Tour Dates

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and performer Bette Midler announced plans for her first major tour in more than a decade.

The tour, produced by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group, kicks off on May 8 in Hollywood, FL at The Hard Rock Live and will visit at least 22 cities nationwide, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Midler is touring behind her new album “It’s The Girls!” which was released on Nov 4th on Warner Bros. Records. The album is intended as a tribute to various girl groups through te ages, from WWII-era Andrews Sisters, to 60’s super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to 90’s hit makers TLC. To support the album, Midler's making several television appearances, 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).

“It's The Girls!” also reunites Bette Midler with long-time collaborator and Award-winning composer Marc Shaiman who produced the album, along with Scott M. Riesett.

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.

Initial North American Tour Dates

May 08 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
May 09 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
May 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
May 16 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena
May 18 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
May 20 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
May 22 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 24 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
May 26 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
May 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
May 29 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
June 1 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
June 2 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
June 7 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
June10 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 12 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
June 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 18 – Chicago, IL – United Center
June 20 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
June 22 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

-Staff Writers

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