The beat goes on. But not for long.
Cher is making it as clear as her body-hugging strands of rhinestones that she’s pulling off the road forever after her current Dressed 2 Kill tour wraps up this fall.
“This is my final farewell tour,” the mega-fabulous diva told the crowd during a lavish concert Monday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. “This is my farewell farewell tour. You can verify it with the AARP. I’m never going to come back, I swear to God.”
She reminded the audience that her last farewell tour had been 11 years earlier, “and I was really old then. John Quincy Adams was president.”
Cher, 68, drew laughs and applause with jokes about her age.
“What’s your granny doing tonight?” she cracked while strutting in a sexy Vegas showgirl get-up.
She sipped Dr Pepper occasionally, then blasted the soda maker for giving her a small cooler bag backstage in Dallas. Displaying the container for the Staples throng, she said, “They think that’s an appropriate gift to give an icon?”
The D2K show is packed with hits spanning her career, from a virtual duet of I Got You, Babe with late hubby Sonny Bono to choice cuts like Take It Like a Man and I Hope You Find It from recent album Closer to the Truth. Spectacular costumes, opulent sets, dancers and acrobats, special effects and video clips add to an over-the-top production that draws from Cirque du Soleil, ancient Rome, burlesque, Las Vegas, Ringling Brothers and outer space. And she hits every note with blazing passion.
Cher doesn’t just dress to kill. She kills.
Source – USA TODAY