Australian singer Helen Reddy is to return to the road for her first tour in more than a decade.

The Grammy-winning star retired from the music industry in 2002, but made a return to performing in 2012 and has played a number of gigs over the last few years.

She will now seal her comeback by staging her first Australian tour in a decade.

When asked why she decided to return to the road, the 72 year old says, "Boredom. It's that easy."

The I Am Woman hitmaker kicks off her her tour in Melbourne on 5 April (14).