LEGENDARY PERFORMER BETTE MIDLER ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
22-CITY TOUR KICKS OFF MAY 8 AND INCLUDES STOPS AT THE STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES AND MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN NEW YORK
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).
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, November 10th at 9AM (local) through Sunday, November 16th at 5PM (local) in select markets, in Washington, D.C. beginning Wednesday, November 12th at 9AM (EST) through Friday, November 14th at 5PM (EST), in New York, NY beginning Monday, November 17th at 9AM (EST) through Sunday, November 23rd at 5PM (EST), and for additional select markets beginning Wednesday, November 19th at 9AM (local) through Friday, November 21st at 5PM (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.