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Paula Abdul launching solo tour this fall in honor of her 30-year career

Courtesy of Paula Abdul

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Paula Abdul's smash debut album, Forever Your Girl.  In honor of the milestone, the dance-pop star will launch a North American headlining tour in the fall. The trek, dubbed Straight Up Paula!, kicks off with an October 3 concert in Morristown, New Jersey, and is mapped out through a November 17 show in Indio, California.

The 26-city out marks Abdul's first solo headlining tour in 25 years, and will feature the singer, dancer and choreographer performing her best-loved tunes, including chart-topping hits like "Straight Up," "Forever Your Girl," "Opposites Attract," "Rush Rush" and "Cold Hearted."

Tickets for the shows go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m. local time. Visit for more details, including how to purchase VIP and meet-and-greet packages.

Released in June 1988, Forever Your Girl spent 10 nonconsecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 in 1989 and '90. It yielded four chart-topping singles -- the title track, "Straight Up," "Opposites Attract," and "Cold Hearted" -- and went on to sell more than seven million copies in the U.S.

Last year, Paula teamed up with Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block for the sold-out U.S. trek the Total Package Tour.

Here's the full list of dates on the Straight Up Paula! tour:

10/3 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo PAC
10/4 -- Lynn, MA, Lynn Memorial Auditorium
10/6 -- Orillia, ON, Canada, Casino Rama
10/7 -- Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino
10/9 -- Staten Island, NY, St. George Theatre
10/10 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
10/12 -- Westbury, NY, Theatre at Westbury
10/13 -- Lincoln, RI,Twin River Casino
10/14 -- Oxon Hill, MD, MGM Casino National Harbor
10/18 -- Tulsa, OK, Margaritaville Casino
10/19 -- Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget Casino
10/20 -- Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Casino
10/23 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Casino
10/25 -- Windsor, ON, Canada, Caesars Casino
10/26 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Casino
10/27 -- New Buffalo, MI, Four Winds Casino
11/2 -- Lincoln City, OR, Chinook Winds Casino
11/3 -- Lincoln City, OR, Chinook Winds Casino
11/4 -- Reno, NV, Silver Legacy Casino
11/6 -- Modesto, CA, Gallo Center for the Arts
11/7 -- Santa Rosa, CA, Wells Fargo Center
11/9 -- Temecula, CA, Pechanga Casino
11/10 -- Las Vegas, NV, Red Rock Casino
11/11 -- Chandler, AZ, Wild Horse Pass Casino
11/13 -- San Diego, CA, Copley Symphony Hall
11/16 -- Tucson, AZ, Fox Tucson Theatre
11/17 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Casino

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