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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bette Midler back in business with rare tour, covers

Bette Midler will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M's national tour kicks off next May in Florida and will cities nationwide. Tickets will go on sale beginning Nov. 17 (complete itinerary follows). 

With every ticket purchased online, Bette Midler fans get a copy of her new CD, It's the Girls! The tour will feature material from iconic career and material from the album, a tribute to girl groups.

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 is out now in the US and Nov. 17 in the UK.

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).

The new music collection reunites Midler with longtime collaborator and award-winning composer Marc Shaiman who produced the album, along with Scott M. Riesett.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning  next week. 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.

Track listing: 

1 / BE MY BABY
Originally performed by The Ronettes
2 / ONE FINE DAY
Originally performed by The Chiffons
3 / BEI MIR BIST DU SCH├ľN
Originally performed by The Andrews Sisters
All Vocals by Bette Midler
4 / BABY IT'S YOU
Originally performed by The Shirelles
All Vocals by Bette Midler
5 / TELL HIM
Originally performed by The Exciters
6 / HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE (duet with Darlene Love)
Originally performed by The Crystals
7 / MR. SANDMAN
Originally performed by The Chordettes
8 / COME AND GET THESE MEMORIES
Originally performed by Martha & The Vandellas
9 / TOO MANY FISH IN THE SEA
Originally performed by The Marvelettes
10 / TEACH ME TONIGHT
Originally performed by The DeCastro Sisters
11 / WATERFALLS
Originally performed by TLC
12 / YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE
Originally performed by The Supremes
13 / GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS
Originally performed by The Shangri-Las
14 / WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW
Originally performed by The Shirelles
15 / IT'S THE GIRL
Originally performed by The Boswell Sisters
All Vocals by 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 1
Seattle, WA
KeyArena
On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

June 2
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena
On Sale Mon. Nov. 24

June 7
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

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