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Bette Midler is going on tour for the first time in 10 years

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Famed actress, chanteuse, and five-time Most Likely To Be Described As “Brassy” Award winner Bette Midler has announced that she’ll be touring next year for the first time in vber a decade. Midler will be performing in 23 cities across the United States and Canada to promote her new album, It’s The Girls!, a collection of covers of songs made famous by girl groups from the 1930s to modern times. The album’s first single, a cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls,” has reached No. 5 on Billboard’s Trending 140.

Besides being a multi-Grammy-winning singer and a celebrated actress, Midler also serves as a powerful nexus of ’90s nostalgia, appearing in the surprisingly durable Halloween romp Hocus Pocus and as herself on both The Simpsons and Seinfeld. Dedicated millennials may be disappointed when Midler’s touring performance ditches nods to the Macaroni Midler or her duet with Krusty the Clown in favor of covers of “Mr. Sandman” and “You Can’t Hurry Love,” but at least it probably won’t have any Parental Guidance references either.

Here’s the complete list of Midler’s tour dates:

May 8—Hollywood, FL—Hard Rock Live
May 9—Hollywood, FL—Hard Rock Live
May 11—Tampa, FL—Amalie Arena
May 13—Atlanta, GA—Philips Arena
May 16—New Orleans, LA—Smoothie King Arena
May 18—Houston, TX—Toyota Center
May 20—Denver, CO—Pepsi Center
May 22—Las Vegas, NV—MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 24—Phoenix, AZ—US Airways Center
May 26—San Jose, CA—SAP Center at San Jose
May 28—Los Angeles, CA—Staples Center
May 29—Anaheim, CA—Honda Center
June 1—Seattle, WA—Key Arena
June 2—Vancouver, BC—Rogers Arena
June 7—St. Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center
June 10—Detroit, MI—The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 12—Boston, MA—TD Garden
June 13—Uncasville, CT—Mohegan Sun
June 16—Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center
June 18—Chicago, IL—United Center
June 20—Toronto, ON—Air Canada Centre
June 22—Washington, DC—Verizon Center
June 25—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden

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