ABC has announced that Bette Midler will appear on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on Monday, March 9th to promote her North American Tour. The show airs at 11:35 p.m., ET/PT
Midler recently announced that she will be touring the country beginning May 2015 in support of her newest solo recording “It’s the Girls,” featuring songs from female groups who have had the greatest influence on her throughout her career. The album dropped on Nov. 4, 2014 via Warner Bros. Records.
Covering seven decades of music beginning with the 1930’s, the album features an array of girl groups including The Boswell Sisters, The Andrews Sisters and R&B LEGENDS TLC. Marc Shaiman produces.
The tour schedule follows:
MAY 8 Hard Rock Live Hollywood FL
MAY11 Amalie ArenaTampa FL
MAY 13 Philips ArenaAtlanta GA
MAY 16 Smoothie King ArenaNew Orleans LA
MAY 18 Toyota CenterHouston TX
MAY 20 Pepsi Center Denver CO
MAY 22 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas NV
MAY 24 US Airways Center Phoenix AZ
MAY 26 SAP Center at San Jose San Jose CA
MAY 28 Staples Center Los Angeles CA
MAY 29 Honda Center Anaheim CA
JUNE 1Key Arena Seattle WA
JUNE 2 Rogers Arena Vancouver BC
JUNE 7 Xcel Energy CenterSt. Paul
JUNE 10 The Palace of Auburn HillsDetroit
JUNE 12TD GardenBoston MA
JUNE 13 Mohegan Sun Uncasville
JUNE 16 Wells FARGO Center Philadelphia
JUNE 18 United Center Chicago IL
JUNE 20 Air Canada CentreToronto
JUNE 22 Verizon CenterWashington
JUNE 25 Madison Square GardenNew York
Midler finished her Broadway run of I’LL EAT YOU LAST last spring, starring as the legendary Hollywood agent Mengers in her first Broadway appearance in almost 40 years. Written by John Logan, I’LL EAT YOU LAST was directed on Broadway by Joe Mantello.
Midler began her legendary career as an entertainer in 1965, in New York, where she developed the trademark act that would make her one of the most renowned talents of her generation. Her debut album, 1972’s The Divine Miss M set her on the path that has led her to earn Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes and Academy Award nominations in a career that has spanned over 40 years. She has toured the world, sold millions of albums, published two books and appeared in over two dozen films, including The Rose, Beaches, Ruthless People, Hocus Pocus, First Wives Club and For The Boys.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m., ET/PT and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band.