HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (March 11, 2015) â€“ Multiple Grammy AwardÂ®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler made her first-ever appearance on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! on Monday night in support of her first major tour in a decade.Â The Divine Miss M not only discussed hitting the road on Kimmel but lent her iconic voice to sing Kim Kardashian Tweets.Â Click here Â to watch a clip.
Midlerâ€™s â€œDivine Interventionâ€ tour kicks off on May 8Â and 9Â in Hollywood, FL at Hard Rock Live and will visitÂ 24Â cities nationwide including two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York June 25 and 26. Midler will also perform several European dates including two nights at The 02 in London July 18 and 19. The tour is produced by Live Nation andÂ Larry Magid Entertainment Group. Tickets are on-sale now.
â€œI canâ€™t believe itâ€™s been a decade since I toured across this great countryâ€”but so Iâ€™ve been told,â€ said Midler. â€œIâ€™m ready to bring some â€˜Divine Interventionâ€™ to all of my fans this summer. Even though Iâ€™m already exhausted just thinking about itâ€¦ I canâ€™t wait to perform some of the favorites, as well as some of the new favorites from my most recent album,Â Itâ€™s the Girls!. See you on the road!â€
Midler will be accompanied on stage by a 14-piece band as well as backing vocals by the Harletteâ€™s and production design by renowned stage designer Michael Cotten. Midlerâ€™s â€œDivine Interventionâ€ tourÂ will feature material from the singerâ€™s iconic career as well as songs from her critically acclaimed new album, â€œItâ€™s The Girls!â€ â€“ a glorious tribute to girl groups through the ages.Â â€œItâ€™s The Girls!â€ features the swinging sounds of WWII-era Andrews Sisters, to 60â€™s super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to 90â€™s hit makers TLC.Â The album was released last November to rave reviews.Â The New York TimesÂ said â€œthe spark of madcap mischief that has lit up Bette Midlerâ€™s performances for more than four decades has hardly dimmed, as evidenced by â€œItâ€™s the Girls!,â€ her bubbly first studio album in eight years and one of her best.â€Â USA TodayÂ called Midlerâ€™s new album â€œthoroughly charming.â€ â€œItâ€™s The Girls!â€ 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 Midlerâ€™s distinctive and versatile vocal range while honoring timeless classic melodic harmonies.
One of the worldâ€™s best-loved and most versatile entertainers, Bette Midler has garnered accolades in all quarters of show business. Sheâ€™s earned four Grammy Awards including Song of the Year (1989:Â Wind Beneath My Wings; 1990:Â From A Distance) and Record of the Year (1989:Â 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 cost $454, $354, $254 and $154;* all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000.Â Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.