Tina Turner will indeed embark on her first tour in eight years this fall, beginning Oct. 1 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

The arena tour will be promoted by AEG Live, sources confirm, and will include close to 40 shows in North America, likely to be followed by Europe and other international dates.

Turner announced the tour and that tickets would go on sale May 12, at a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" set to air May 8, and an official announcement is expected around that airdate.

Turner's 2000 tour, billed as her last, was the top-grossing tour of that year, according to Billboard Boxscore. It grossed nearly $110 million from 89 shows and drew more than two million people, averaging more than 24,000 a night in attendance.

At the time it was the top-grossing tour ever for a female artist, a number that was later topped by Cher's three-year Farewell tour, and then Madonna's 2006 Confessions tour.