Cher dazzles in high style at Pittsburgh Tour Stop

 

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Consol Energy Center became the palace of Cher Wednesday night, when she made a triumphant return to Pittsburgh after a decade with her Dressed to Kill Tour.

The show was a spectacle for the ages as the superstar made her first of many grand entrances dressed as an Egyptian queen, wearing a bejeweled and feather headdress that spanned four feet across. A sheer harem pantsuit with crystals cleverly covered her body and sparkled as she moved performing the opening number, “Woman’s World.”

Taut dancers in soldier uniforms, danced, fought and tumbled across the stage as they began their evening of performance that reached the heights and acrobatic feats of a Cirque du Soleil show, while over the top sets brought us to Egypt, a burlesque theater, a gypsy show and a hip-hop techno party.

Everyone expects to see spectacle, and there was no shortage of it. Walking through six decades of hits with an Oscar-winning movie career sandwiched in there takes some time, grace and thought. Video presentations allowed for 10-plus breathtaking costume changes where Cher transformed herself from a ’60s pop star in a red sequined mini-dress and feather coat to the ruler of the underworld in a long curly wig and black angel headpiece to the Queen of love as a smoldering blonde in a flesh-colored and crystal-beaded dress complete with a strategically placed heart on her right breast.

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Cher Set List
“Woman’s World”
“Strong Enough”
“Dressed to Kill”
“The Beat Goes On”
“I Got You Babe”
“Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves”
“Dark Lady”
“Half-Breed”
“Welcome to Burlesque”
“Take It Like a Man”
“Walking in Memphis”
“Just Like Jesse James”
“Heart of Stone”
“Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”
“I Found Someone”
ENCORE:
“Believe”
“I Hope You Find It”
Benatar/Giraldo set list
“Shadows of the Night”
“Precious Time”
“We Live for Love”
“Promises in the Dark”
“We Belong to the Night”
“Hit Me with Your Best Shot”
“Love is a Battlefield”
“Let’s Stay Together”
“Heartbreaker”
“Ring of Fire”

Other costumes included an Indian chief featuring a pastel-colored, floor-length feather headpiece, the queen of “Burlesque” (from the film) and the costume of the night — a reincarnation of the biker look from the “If I Could Turn Back Time” video. It was reworked — covering more of her backside as the original was the equivalent of a black stocking with strategically placed fabric strips — to great effect. Cher wears her costumes to tell a story (not the other way around, like other pop stars) and no matter how elaborate or sheer, they are never distasteful and never leave you cringing.

It is hard to believe she is 67, and she apologized for her recent foot surgery that hampered her usual “jumping around and dancing.” Vocally, she was in fine form, hitting every note of her two-hour show that covered old favorites “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” and “Half-Breed” alongside new material including “Take it Like a Man” from her new release. Other notables included “Walking in Memphis,” presented with a video montage of her childhood and a story of seeing Elvis live, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” and “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” which brought the audience together with raised arms singing the anthem.

Cher’s great sense of humor and comic timing has been evident throughout her career and she has no trouble being the butt of a joke. The video montage of clips from “The Sonny and Cher Show” had the happy audience chuckling as their iconic comedy routines showed them routinely cracking up. It was paired with a live/video duet of her and Sonny singing “I’ve Got You Babe.”

The big news of the night might well be her comment that “This is my farewell, farewell tour. I don’t want to be held up here with a stick,” stating she prefers to go out on top.

The encore featured “Believe,” followed by “I Hope You Find It” with Cher on a glittery throne slowly flying from center stage over the audience to the back of the arena where fans got an up close view of a golden goddess.

The show’s opener was a celebration of pure, hard-driving rock as Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo walked on stage with nothing but a backdrop, a bass player and a drummer and promptly went about filling a solid hour of top-notch rock ’n’ roll to the delight of all. Stringing together hit after hit, they hit the road to celebrate 35 years of musical collaboration (32 of those married) and they have never sounded better.

Mr. Giraldo played a semi-hollow body electric for most of the hour-long set and wailed with mean distortion that filled Consol with old-school rugged rock while Benatar’s powerhouse vocals soared high above it all, never missing beat. It was a spectacular set-up for the main event and paired together it was an unforgettable evening and, yes, a “Woman’s World.”

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36 Responses to Cher dazzles in high style at Pittsburgh Tour Stop

  1. Christophe

    ALL reviews have been positive, if i’m not mistaken,,ROCK ON CHER
    i wish by the time CHER got to NYC, she add a few more songs from CTTT. If she had to drop from the song list, some to consider;
    70’s Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves, Dark Lady,
    80’s Just Like Jesse James, Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) 60’s-80’s
    ADD FROM STARS: Just this one time- as she hits F6 note
    Add from CTTT: My Love,Sirens,Pride, Will you wait for me
    Add from IAMW: Its a Mans world, The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore, Love Is The Groove..
    SONGS THAST SHOWCASE HER POWERFUL CHORDS,,
    ***Not looking for her to dance like JLO, rather have her stand n belt out those notes

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    • Derrick

      Hey there Mr. C……Couldn’t have worded what you wrote any better. Agree with you totally.She, as the tour progresses will change her song set list. She’s done it for over 40 years now. She even did it when Sonny and Cher went out on tour. It’s too soon though for this to happen. Expect changes when she hits NY. She’s always changed her songs when she hit that state…or even New Jersey. Expect this tour to get better as it goes along. You can expect costume and wig changes too. You guys are really in for some big surprises. Remember me writing this. I guarantee that everyone will LOVE the changes!!!

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      • Christophe

        Hi there Mr. D
        that would be awesome, just love those songs n her voice so amazinbg when she sings ballads,, then again i’ll take anything sing, wig or cistom change,,she is a TRUE talent to watch,, taking a first timer a friend who is only 23yrs old,, he loves her,
        be well friend

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  2. Cindy Pocratsky

    Loved her!! At 67 she is fab!

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  3. Just out of curiosity? Why is there only 17 songs on this set list? Where is (you haven’t seen the last of me) and (if could turn back time? On her first night there was 20 songs now 19 I looked at the set list every night she tours and now there is no shoop shoop song its in his kiss. Mabey its a mistake and it doesint matter I’m seeing her in Vancouver June 27 more excited then ever she means more to me then anyone could ever possibly imagine. Just saying this set list on cherworld is missing some songs.

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    • Christophe

      Hey Michael, COULD BE A MISTAKE u r right missed that too(YHSTLOM)on list here,, According to TRIB TOTAL MEDIA-CHER SUNG YHSTLOF, IICTBT,,CHER said she was taking shoop shoop song (its in his kiss) off the list

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  4. Matty

    I still hope she changes some of the 80’s songs into 2014 songs.
    Looks and sounds great though!

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    • Christophe

      Hey Matty, she has in the past , n Derrick who knows her VERY WELL said she will!

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      • Matty

        I ment change into songs from the new album. Honestly I think I have heard enough of I found someone, Bang Bang, Just Like… etc. She’s got a brilliant album now, I can’t get why she doesn’t use more of the new material.

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  5. james melton

    cher was here in nashville on monday march 31. her and pat was awesome. cheris the most beautiful person around.

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  6. Thanks Christophe! This is the gods honest truth like I’ve seen cher in Vegas in 2010 was 3rd row from stage and to be that close was a night I will never forget we made eye contact a couple of times the show was great but went by really fast.

    In 2009 before they anounced that cher was going to Vegas my aunt knows a friend from ticketmaster and my aunt said that Cher was coming to Vancouver Canada!! Now that I think about how did she know back in 2009 and before Cher started Vegas!

    So I even asked a guy from the Vegas show back in 2010 after the show and I said I herd cher is going on another tour and he said ya her 20th farewell tour he said jokingly.

    The last time I’ve been to rogers arena Vancouver was cher’s farewell tour on Saturday August 23 2003!!

    So I’ve been waiting for this new tour since 2009!! And on June 27th the wait will be over me and my mom will be 6th row from stage!! I’m going to dance like its my last day!! Plus first time seeing Cyndi Lauper!! Soooooooo EXCITED!!!!

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    • Christophe

      Hi Michael, lucky u that is real close,, GREAT STORY!! i’ve meet her a few times for book, cd singing! i’ve the pleasure of touching her smooth, soft hands, she is sooooo fem, LOVE it,, fem n tuff great combo,,and she smells amazing,,NOT COZ I AM A FAn,, but FACE to FACE CHER is drop dead gorgeous!! cant wait for MAY, to see as she is on that lift lookin like a goddess/saint singing IHYFI,.seeing her both dates, in NJ n Bklyn,,

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  7. HEY Christophe wow your so lucky I’d do anything to meet cher oh man it would be a dream come true to her!! But I keep thinking to myself as much as I would like to meet her I’d prob die lol hopefully not literally LOL!! I think I’m thankful that I get the chance to see Cher! I know there are alot of people that would love to go but can’t afford it I feel bad but I’m sure feel blessed that I’m going to see cher!! You sound like a really cool guy Christophe!

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    • Christophe

      Hi Michael, anything is possible,, my love for CHER started with my brother,, he LOVED from mid 60’s to the day he passed away in 1996,,he got to meet her on may occasions when she lived in NYC,he took me to a few of her concerts,, when he passed away all i wanted was his huge CHER collection of mags, aluums, pictures,,i have it all and i keep it very well perserved,,wish we were able to post pics on here, i post pics of when i meet her n the stuff my bro had of her,, JUNE WILL BE HERE SOON ENUFF my friend
      i am on google, nychristophe,,

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  8. Dream come true to me LOL! I know people have known cher since back in the day I’m 26 but she means more to me then anything!! She will always be my number 1!!! God family then cher LOL!! Can’t it be June already LOL! Well if I’ve waited over 5 years I can wait a couple more months!!

    Plus its hard facebook keeps posting pictures from her tour like there is nothing wrong with that but when I go to the concert I want to see all the stuff for the first time and be surprised (:

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  9. Charles

    She was amazing that night and sang all of the songs but shoop shoop

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  10. Please add “Lovers Forever”,”My Love” & “Red” to the set- Also is it true there are plans to plans to film the show in Las Vegas for a DVD out later in !

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  11. dusty

    i really wish that she would sing will you wait for me for the last song because its her way of telling us to wait for her and we will always wait and love her if she would sing that for the last song there would be tears falling down because it really will be the last time she’ll be on tour………..we will miss you cher and always love you and always will…..love dusty

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  12. dusty

    me being a old fan of hers at 28 i wish she would sing songs that we haven’t heard other than the same old same old my song list would read..1.womans world 2.lovers forever 3.i walk alone 4.i dont have to sleep to dream 5.stong enough 6.still 7.fit to fly 8.i paralyze 9.young & pretty 10.dead ringer for love

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    • Christophe

      LOVE , LOVERS FOREVER, YOUNG n PRETTY,GREAT CHOICES THERE Dusty

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  13. dusty

    11.oh no not my baby 12.human 13.turn back time 14.love is alonely place without you 15.rain rain 16.the musics no good without you 17.i’ll never stop loving you 18.the sun aint gonna shine anymore 19.my love 20.i hope you find it 21.will you wait for me

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  14. dusty

    on # 5. i ment strong enough

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  15. dusty

    i hate this stupid tablet it never puts up the letters you type in

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  16. Christophe

    GREAT to read that the REVIEWS in CANADA were POSITIVE,,

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  17. Sean

    She mentioned on twitter she was trying to find room for Song for the Lonely.

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  18. dusty

    i would just love to hear songs that haven’t been sung over and over too many times before we need new songs and new classics that we all know but ones that are not the same old same old don’t get me wrong love gypsys,half breed,and dark lady. but throw in something else in there place with nearly 500 or more songs she”s got under her belt i’m sure she can find something

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  19. dusty

    but only if she can remember the lyrics

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  20. dusty

    lol

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  21. Alberto

    This tour is great, but so much more could have been done. Do totally differant set list and costumes are again re-done. It gets boring at the end

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  22. dusty

    who the hell are you to say that it gets “boring at the end” if you feel that way crawl back under the rock you came from you jackass some people are not as fortunate as others to see her live we wish we could i would actually sell my soul just to see her to be in her presence would be ecstasy for me

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  23. dusty

    i’ve said that if i was to meet her in person it would be too much and i would die of shock being that close to her

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  24. Dusty !!! I live in South Africa!!!

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  25. Wish she would add songs fron I Paralyze.Love that album . Why does she never use the stairs in her show

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  26. dusty

    ok youv’e redeemed your self by saying she needs to sing songs from i paralyze…..love book of love,walk with me,do i ever cross your mind,and of course i paralyze

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  27. dusty

    i love that album so much i have 3 cds 1 cassette and 3 records love every song on there one of my favorites

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