Cher Rolls Out Massive 49-Date ‘Dressed to Kill’ Tour in March
Cher’s just announced her first tour in eight years and believe me when I say, it’s a big one.
The 49-city (yes – that’s FORTY NINE) trek is due to kick off on March 22nd of next year in Phoenix and is set to include stops in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City (Brooklyn and East Rutherford, New Jersey), Seattle and Los Angeles, among others, before wrapping up in San Diego on July 11th.
Cher’s last tour, the “Farewell” tour, or “The Never Can Say Goodbye” tour, depending on which news sources you read, finished in 2005, and included 325 dates across 20 countries over almost three years, so I suppose, compared to that, this new “Dressed To Kill” tour looks like a tiny baby tour.
The announcement was made yesterday morning on NBC’s “Today” show, with Cher telling Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie:
“The road is horrible, but the concerts are great. I understand why guys in bands tear up hotel rooms and throw TVs out the windows, because it’s a very lonely place. The only time you have fun is at the concerts.”
While Cher may not be tearing up hotel rooms, or throwing TVs out of windows, she doesn’t show any sign of slowing down at present, having performed new tracks “Woman’s World” and “I Hope You Find It” at the Rockefeller Plaza as part of the show, and releasing new album, Closer To The Truth, today.
Of the new album, the singer’s 26th, Cher had this to say, “I feel like its my best album. I would have had no idea it was my 26th had I not been told.”
Cher was clearly worried about performing on the “Today” show, however, taking to Twitter to complain about laryngitis ahead of the performance: “My voice, well its like jumping out of a plane in a parachute your mum packed you just pray it opens.”
She even looked surprised that the songs had gone down as well as they did, commenting (again on Twitter):
“Guess IT Wasn’t As Bad As I Thought? Wait,Let Me Rephrase THAT…I Diidnt Hit Notes,Hit Some Fat, Sharp, Missed BRIDGE on IHYFI, PPL R KIND” (sic. sic. sic. etc.)
Now, if anyone can translate that for me, I’d be very grateful.