In this Oct. 7, 2014 photo, entertainer Bette Midler poses for a portrait in promotion of her upcoming album "It's the Girls!" in New York. The album is an eclectic collection of covers of 15 famous songs by seven decades of girl groups, from The Andrews Sisters to TLC. Itís also Midler's 25th album and first studio offering in eight years. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: NYET888

Bette Midler, legendary performer and multi-Grammy winner, will visit New Orleans May 16 during her just-announced tour — the first in over a decade.

The Divine Miss M will perform at the Crescent City’s Smoothie King Center.

Tickets for the national tour go on sale Monday, Nov. 17, for American Express holders. General public sales begin Nov. 24. With every ticket purchased online, fans will be entitled to a copy of Midler’s new CD, “It’s the Girls!”

The tour will feature material from Midler’s career and material from her new album, a tribute to girl groups through the ages.

“It’s The Girls!” features New Orleans’ Boswell Sisters, the swinging sounds of the World War II-era Andrews Sisters, to ’60s super-groups like The Supremes and The Shirelles, and ’90s hit-makers TLC.

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