Mariah Carey Touring Australia For The First Time In 15 Years

While we’re yet to see her in her controversial role as a judge on American Idol, Mariah Carey has announced she’s returning to Australia for a run of shows in the new year.

Promoter Mark Rafter of UAE Presents, the touring company bringing the pop legend Down Under, says: “It’s going to be a very high-production show, featuring all her greatest hits and some of her Christmas songs,”

The show run begins at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast on New Year’s Day and heads to Sydney on January 3.

Carey hasn’t toured Australia since 1998, since her chart-topping Butterfly album was released. A married mother of two adorable twins (Moroccan and Monroe, nicknamed “Roc” and “Ro,” to Nick Cannon) the now 43-year-old will be performing all of her greatest hits and rolling out new songs like her latest, “Triumph” (featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill).

Ticket prices start at $99 all the way up to $699 for a VIP seat and meet-and-greet, available from Ticketek.