20-show trek due to begin in October.
Barbara Streisand will return to the road this fall for a 20-show tour due to begin in October. The artist has pledged to donate millions of dollars in proceeds to environmental, education and women's health organizations through her own Streisand Foundation. Rolling Stones producer Michael Cohl, now a new board member of international promotion giant Live Nation, will produce the upcoming tour, sources say.
Dates and venues have yet to be announced. Outside of an October 2005 surprise appearance at the Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children benefit in Las Vegas, Streisand's last public performances were Sept. 27-28, 2000, at Madison Square Garden, two sellouts that grossed $14.4 million. Ticket prices for that show, billed as Streisand's farewell, were $2,500, $1,275, $375 and $150, according to Billboard Boxscore.
Streisand charged the same prices for Sept. 20-21 shows that year at Staples Center, grossing $12.6 million. Millennium sellouts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas grossed $18.2 million, with tickets topping out at $2,500.
The artist has previously been credited with shattering the glass ceiling on concert prices with her 1993-94 tour, which sold out 22 dates with tickets as high as $350. That outing grossed nearly $60 million.
Published reports that ticket prices would top out at $1,500 are incorrect, a source close to the Streisand tour camp tells billboard.biz.
Michael Cohl could not be reached for comment.