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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