Paula Abdul to kick off 30th anniversary 'Straight Up Paula!' tour in October

Paula Abdul is hitting the road this fall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her 1988 debut album, “Forever Your Girl.”

The former Los Angeles Laker Girls cheerleader-turned-choreographer-turned-pop-vocal-star-turned-”American Idol”-judge will open her tour Oct. 4 outside of Boston. The tour, which concludes Nov. 17 in Indio, includes a Nov. 9 show at Pechanga Resort & Casino and a Nov. 13 show at San Diego’s Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall.

All cities and dates appear below for the 26-date tour, which includes shows at no fewer than 18 casinos.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time through paulaabdul.com.

Tickets for her San Diego concert — priced from $26.50 to $126.50, plus service charges — go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

A VIP package sales, for which prices have not yet been released, go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. A Live Nation pre-sale begins Thursday at 10 a.m.

The tour is being billed as Abdul’s first solo headlining concert trek in more than 25 years. Her most recent San Diego show was July 1, 2017, as the opening act for The Total Package Tour, which was co-headlined by New Kids On The Block and Boyz II Men. According to Abdul, it was her first time on tour in 20 years.

An MTV video darling in her heyday, Abdul sold millions of records and scored a series of hit singles. But her recording career was short-lived. She recorded only three albums, the most recent of which — “Head Over Heels” — came out in 1995.

Paula Abdul “Straight Up Paula!” tour dates

Thur. Oct. 4: Lynn, MA, Lynn Memorial Auditorium

Sat. Oct. 6: Orillia, ON, Casino Rama

Sun. Oct. 7: Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino

Tues. Oct. 9: Staten Island, NY, St. George Theatre

Wed Oct. 10: Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center

Fri. Oct. 12: Westbury, NY, Theatre at Westbury

Sat. Oct. 13: Lincoln, RI, Twin River Casino

Sun. Oct. 14: Oxon Hill, MD, MGM Casino National Harbor

Thur. Oct. 18: Tulsa, OK, Margaritaville Casino

Fri. Oct. 19: Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget Casino

Sat. Oct. 20: Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Casino

Tues. Oct. 23: Bethlehem, PA, Sands Casino

Thur. Oct. 25: Windsor, ON, Caesars Casino

Fri. Oct. 26: Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Casino

Sat. Oct. 27: New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino

Fri. Nov. 2: Lincoln City, OR, Chinook Winds Casino

Sat. Nov. 3: Lincoln City, OR, Chinook Winds Casino

Sun. Nov. 4: Reno, NV, Silver Legacy Casino

Tues. Nov. 6: Modesto, CA, Gallo Center for the Arts

Wed Nov. 7: Santa Rosa, CA, Wells Fargo Center

Fri. Nov. 9: Temecula, CA, Pechanga Resort & Casino

Sat. Nov. 10: Las Vegas, NV, Red Rock Casino

Sun. Nov. 11: Chandler, AZ, Wild Horse Pass Casino

Tues. Nov. 13: San Diego, CA, Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall

Fri. Nov. 16: Tucson, AZ, Fox Tucson Theatre

Sat. Nov. 17: Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Casino

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