Diana Ross talks to ET about her new tour
On last night’s Entertainment Tonight, Mary Hart went behind-the-scenes as Miss Ross rehearsed for her all-new More Today Than Yesterday tour which will includes many of the Motown legends big hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond.
“We work our way up: The ’60s — The Supremes — the 70′s and the ’80s and “I’m Coming Out” … The music is timeless, I must say, especially the Motown music; it’s timeless and it’s really special.”
Diana says she has about five or six costume changes during the show: “The way I can make those quick costume changes is because everything is built right in to the dress, so [my costumer] takes me out, zips me down and zips me up and I’m back out,” she explains. “The music continues … and goes right into the next song and I’m back out, so it never really stops.”
The show kicks off in Boston, MA this Saturday and runs through June 12, with stops in such cities as New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Knoxville, Toronto, Los Angeles and San Diego.
It’s easier to tour now that her kids are grown: “My kids have all left the nest now, so it’s easy for me to travel and to see my friends and my fans.”
Reflecting on how she managed to raise five children and maintain her career, she says, “I think it was all about having my priorities in the right place. I knew what was important when I had my children, I knew that I wanted to be a parent, a mom, and I wanted to have them — so they were always more important than anything.”