Bette Midler returns to Vegas for a one-night-only extravaganza.
The Divine Miss M will bring her evergreen repertoire of cherished tunes and bawdy humor to MGM Grand.
“I can’t believe it’s been a decade since I toured across this great country,” Bette Midler said recently about her Divine Intervention concert series, which comes to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 22, “even though I’m already exhausted just thinking about it.”
Onstage, however, it’s hard to imagine the Divine Miss M being anything but a powerhouse. The winner of four Grammy Awards, three Emmys, three Golden Globes, and a Tony, the chanteuse has sold more than 30 million albums during her four-plus decades as a performer. And Midler certainly isn’t resting on her laurels; this spring’s tour will feature stops in 24 cities, including London and New York.
When she returns to the Strip, it will also be a homecoming of sorts: From 2008 to 2010, Midler starred in a wildly successful, five-nights-a-week residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace called The Showgirl Must Go On (featuring 20 dancing “Caesar Salad Girls”). In a nearly superhuman feat of endurance, she performed a whopping 300 shows in three years.
Divine Intervention will undoubtedly offer the same energy as her residency. Midler’s impressive pipes will be complemented by a 14-piece band and her longtime backing vocalists, the Harlettes, a rotating trio of women who have worked with her since the early 1970s. While fans will certainly appreciate beloved hits like “Wind Beneath My Wings,” the set will also include tracks from her latest release, It’s the Girls! On this album, sung with her signature mix of cheekiness and passion, Midler covers pop anthems made famous by girl groups, from classics like the Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love” to contemporary hits such as TLC’s “Waterfalls.” May 22. $95–$310. MGM Grand Garden Arena