NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler announced that she will return to the stage for her first major tour in more than 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 November 17 (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 her new album, “It’s The Girls!” – a 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 November 4 on Warner Bros. Records and East West Records / Warner Music UK on November 17, 2014.
“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.
Midler has garnered accolades in all corners 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.
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.
BETTE MIDLER: NORTH AMERICA 2015 TOUR ITINERARY
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
June13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
June16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June18 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