Veteran singer Dionne Warwick has announced that her so-called “Farewell Tour” of Britain would not be her last. The Grammy-winning icon has also said she would shortly release an album of 40 duet

Veteran singer Dionne Warwick has announced that her so-called “Farewell Tour” of Britain would not be her last. The Grammy-winning icon has also said she would shortly release an album of 40 duets to celebrate her four decades in music.

Warwick told the audience during her performance Saturday (Sept. 3) at London's Hackney Empire that she would return on tour, and hinted that her timetable was linked to recent run-ins with the U.S. authorities; Warwick was arrested at Miami airport in 2002 for possession of marijuana.

Warwick's career actually began in 1962, with “Don't Make Me Over,” the first of many songs written for her by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. George Benson, the late Luther Vandross and Warwick's niece Whitney Houston are expected to feature on the album.

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