Bette Midler will extend her Kiss My Brass tour with another run of North American arenas, billboard.biz has learned.

Bette Midler will extend her Kiss My Brass tour with another run of North American arenas, billboard.biz has learned.

The Kiss My Brass tour has proved a major winner at the box office, grossing nearly $40 million and drawing 410,848 fans from 39 dates reported to Billboard Boxscores since the outing began last December.

Larry Magid, promoter/producer of the tour for Clear Channel Entertainment, says Midler will come back and play at least 30 North American arena dates, with the possibility of some international shows as well. North American dates will run from October to December. While the route is still being finalized, Magid says the tour will consist mostly of new markets, with some repeats.

"Bette Midler always does great business," he says. "She is a unique talent, maybe the greatest entertainer of our time, with the emphasis on 'entertainer.' "

Ticket prices for Midler's first tour leg, which wrapped in March, ranged from $35 to $262.50. "She can command a high ticket price because there is no one else like her," says Magid. "She brings out a specific audience that wants to see her again and again. They know they're going to get their money's worth."

Midler is booked by Rob Light at Creative Artists Agency; Jerry Edelstein is her business manager.

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