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Set List: Bette Midler Opens Her Divine Intervention World Tour

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Bette Midler has kicked off her Divine Intervention world tour that will see her on the road in North America and the UK through until July.

Australian fans waiting for this show may have to wait a little longer as dates originally planned down under have now been removed

The Midler Divine Intervention tour focuses around Bette’s new album ‘It’s The Girls’. Never one for the greatest hits package, a Bette Midler show is about delivering themed entertainment with the songs chosen to reflect the various sketches and dialogue within the performance.

Here is the setlist from Bette’s first show in Florida on May 8, 2015:
  • Divine Intervention
  • I Look Good
  • I’ve Still Got My Health (from Beaches, 1988)
  • Tenderly (from Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook, 2003)
  • If It Belongs To You
  • Be My Baby (from It’s The Girls, 2014)
  • Tell Him (from It’s The Girls, 2014)
  • He’s Sure The Boy I Love (from It’s The Girls, 2014)
  • Da Do Ron Ron (from Bette Midler, 1973)
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (from It’s The Girls, 2014)
  • Waterfalls (from It’s The Girls, 2014)
  • Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen cover)
  • I Think Its Going To Rain Today (from Beaches, 1988)
  • I Put A Spell On You (Screamin' Jay Hawkins cover, recorded by unreleased)
  • Optimistic Voices (from Bette Midler, 1973) / Bird In The Hand / Soph Jokes
  • RIP Delores
  • Beast of Burden (from No Frills, 1983)
  • Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (from Some People’s Lives, 1990)
  • Miss Otis Regrets (from Some People’s Lives, 1990)
  • The Rose (from The Rose, 1979)
  • From A Distance (from Some People’s Lives, 1990)
  • Stay With Me (from The Rose, 1979)
  • Wind Beneath My Wings (from Beaches, 1988)
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (from The Divine Miss M, 1972)
Bette will perform a second show at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, Saturday May 9.