Legendary Performer Bette Midler Announces North American Tour Dates

11/03/2014

- 22-City Tour Kicks Off May 8 and Includes Stops at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden in New York City -
- Midler Appears This Week on NBC's Today, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Live! with Kelly and Michael -
- New Album It's The Girls! out on Warner Bros. Records Nov. 4 -

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, Fla. at the Hard Rock Live and will visit 22 cities nationwide. Tickets will go on sale beginning Nov. 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.

Legendary Performer Bette Midler Announces North American Tour Dates.

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 The Andrews Sisters, to '60s super-groups like The Supremes and The Shirelles, to '90s hit makers TLC. The album will be released on Nov. 4 on Warner Bros. Records and East West Records / Warner Music UK on Nov. 17, 2014.

Midler will make several major TV appearances this week, including performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Nov. 5), NBC's Today (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 flexible 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, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. (all times local).

American Express® card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. (local) through Sunday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. (local) in select markets; in Washington, D.C. beginning Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. (EST) through Friday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. (EST); in New York, N.Y. beginning Monday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. (EST) through Sunday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. (EST); and for additional select markets beginning Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. (local) through Friday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. (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.

BETTE MIDLER : NORTH AMERICA 2015 TOUR ITINERARY

 

May 08

Hollywood, FL

Hard Rock Live

On Sale Mon. Dec. 08

May 09

Hollywood, FL

Hard Rock Live

On Sale Mon. Dec. 08

May 11

Tampa, FL

Amalie Arena

On sale Mon. Dec. 08

May 13

Atlanta, GA

Philips Arena

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

May 16

New Orleans, LA

Smoothie King Arena

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

May 18

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

May 20

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

May 22

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

May 24

Phoenix, AZ

US Airways Center

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

May 26

San Jose, CA

SAP Center at San Jose

On Sale Mon. Nov. 17

May 28

Los Angeles, CA

Staples Center

On Sale Mon. Nov. 17

May 29

Anaheim, CA

Honda Center

On Sale Mon. Nov. 17

June 01

Seattle, WA

KeyArena

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

June 02

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

June 07

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

June 10

Detroit, MI

The Palace of Auburn Hills

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

June 12

Boston, MA

TD Garden

On Sale Mon. Dec. 15

June 13

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

June 16

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

On Sale Mon. Nov. 17

June 18

Chicago, IL

United Center

On Sale Mon. Nov. 17

June 20

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

On Sale Mon. Nov. 17

June 22

Washington, DC

Verizon Center

On Sale Mon. Nov. 17

June 25

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

 

Itinerary subject to change. Additional dates to be announced!            

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: bettemidler.com & www.livenation.com.

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