Streisand Returning To The Road This Fall
As expected, 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, educatioAs expected, 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.
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.
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.
"The increasingly urgent need for private citizen support to combat dangerous climate change, along with education and health issues was the prime reason I decided to tour again," Streisand said in a statement. "This will allow me to direct funds and awareness to causes that I care deeply about."