Barbra Streisand announces new movie duets LP and tour

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is returning with a new duets album entitled 'Encores: Movie Partners Sing Broadway' and a summer 2016 tour in support of the album, which will be released "later this year".

Barbra Streisand is releasing a new duets album 'Encores: Movie Partners Sing Broadway' and a summer tour.

On Monday (16.05.16) the 'Woman in Love' hitmaker's long-time manager Marty Erlichman confirmed that the legendary singer/songwriter will embark on an eight-date tour across the US with two dates at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on August 11 and August 13.

The tour will be the first time Streisand - who is married to actor James Brolin - has been on the road since 2012's 'Back to Brooklyn' tour.

The run of shows will be in support of a new album, which will include duets with movie stars who are yet to be named.

As per the announcement, gig goers will receive a copy of the record, which will come out "later this year" with a release date yet-to-be announced.

Streisand's 35th LP will be the follow-up to 2014's 'Partners', which went platinum in the UK and US selling 500,000 copies in each country.

The 74-year-old songstress teased at the end of 2015 that she had an "idea" for a new record and praised her hard working team for having no "ego" when it comes to collaborating together.

She previously shared: "I love doing my albums because I have a wonderful team that I work with. I have this idea for the album that I can't talk about yet.

"But there's no ego in it. It's like, I'll say something, they come up with something, and, 'Oh! Ah! Go to the piano and try this!' It's like doing a play."

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actress Daisy Ridley is rumoured to be appearing on the album after she revealed the pair had spent time in the studio together.

Earlier this year, the 24-year-old British star shared a photo of the pair with each other on her Instagram account, captioning the shot: "I'm gonna end this spate of pictures detailing my insane weekend with this ... Ummmmmmmmmmmm... (sic)"

Tickets for Streisand's tour go on sale on May 25.

Barbra Streisand 2016 summer tour dates:

August 02, Los Angeles, Staples Center

August 04, San Jose, SAP Center at San Jose

August 06, Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena

August 09, Chicago, United Center

August 11 and 13, Brooklyn, Barclays Center

August 16, Boston, TD Garden

August 18, Washington D.C., Verizon Center

August 20, Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center

August 23, Toronto, Air Canada Centre


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