NEW YORK – Singer and legendary performer Bette Midler announced Monday 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 17.
With every ticket purchased online, Bette Midler fans are entitled to a copy of her new CD, “It’s the Girls!”READ MORE: City Of Detroit Announces First-Ever Strategic Plan To Improve Help To Residents With Disabilities
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.READ MORE: Oakland County To Test Election Equipment Before Aug. 3
Midler has 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 17 at 10 a.m.
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