LEGENDARY PERFORMER BETTE MIDLER MADE HER FIRST EVER APPEARANCE ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! LAST NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF HER FIRST MAJOR TOUR IN TEN YEARS
Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler made her first-ever appearance on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! last night in support of her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M not only discussed hitting the road on Kimmel but lent her iconic voice to sing Kim Kardashian Tweets. Click here http://bit.ly/18yfVgW to watch a clip.
Midler's “Divine Intervention” tour kicks off on May 8 and 9 in Hollywood, FL at The Hard Rock Live and will visit 24 cities nationwide including two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York June 25 and 26. Midler will also perform several European dates including two nights at The 02 in London July 18 and 19. The tour is produced by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group. Tickets are on-sale now.
“I can’t believe it’s been a decade since I toured across this great country—but so I’ve been told,” said Midler. “I’m ready to bring some ‘Divine Intervention’ to all of my fans this summer. Even though I’m already exhausted just thinking about it... I can’t wait to perform some of the favorites, as well as some of the new favorites from my most recent album, It’s the Girls!. See you on the road!”
Midler will be accompanied on stage by a 14-piece band as well as backing vocals by the Harlette’s and production design by renowned stage designer Michael Cotten. Midler's "Divine Intervention” tour will feature material from the singer's iconic career as well as songs from her critically acclaimed 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 was released last November to rave reviews. The New York Times said “the spark of madcap mischief that has lit up Bette Midler’s performances for more than four decades has hardly dimmed, as evidenced by “It’s the Girls!,” her bubbly first studio album in eight years and one of her best.” USA Today called Midler’s new album “thoroughly charming.”
“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.