Her new tour begins March 19 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Dates across the Eastern half of the U.S. are on the books for the first leg, which wraps with a special four-date run with the Pittsburgh Symphony April 15-18 at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall.

She’ll hype the album and tour with a television appearance March 27 on CBS’ “Saturday Early Show.”

Manchester got her start as a teenager, singing commercial jingles and writing for a music company. She became a backup singer for Bette Midler and Barry Manilow in the early ’70s and released her debut album in 1973. Over the next decade, she scored several top 10 hits, a Grammy, and two Academy Award nominations for her film themes.

She kept up a steady recording schedule throughout the ’80s and ’90s, while expanding her repertoire to include film, TV and stage work. Her last album of original material was 1995’s If My Heart Had Wings.