Bette Midler announced on 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 hits The Palace Of Auburn Hills on June 10, 2015.
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.
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.’”