Cherworld.com – Cher Photos, Music, Tour & Tickets http://www.cherworld.com Sat, 08 Sep 2018 23:57:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cher Plays Musical Chers with James Corden http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-plays-musical-chers-with-james-corden/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-plays-musical-chers-with-james-corden/#respond Sat, 08 Sep 2018 23:57:41 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8786 The iconic pop star stopped by to play musical Cher's and reveals the surprising key to her creativity, which James Corden ranks as "the most Cher thing".

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Cher made James Corden’s “Late Late Show” dream come true Friday night.

Making an appearance on the popular CBS late-night show, the Diva played a game of “Musical Chers.” All of the contestants were dressed in iconic Cher costumes and walked around the chairs to the pop star’s greatest hits.  In great spirits Cher came second.

“We came up with an idea. An idea so powerful, so groundbreaking, so revolutionary — if I’m honest none of us here thought it would ever happen,” Corden said in complete Cher drag. “Tonight, after 520 shows, it’s happening.”

Cher joined a member of the band, two women that work on the show — Madison and Zoey — and “Shameless” star William H. Macy.

The late-night host first asked Cher if she had any “tips” for how the “Chers can best find their inner Chers.” The “Believe” singer simply flipped her blonde locks in response.

Since the “Believe” singer was there to promote her new Abba cover album “Dancing Queen,” Corden asked Cher and Macy what they love about the Swedish pop group.

Although both of them said that jumped on the Abba train “late,” Cher explained that singing “Fernando” in “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” had her fall in love with their music all over again and motivated her to create an album.

Corden then asked the pop icon what she needs for her “creative space.” Dim lights? Incense? Nope, just a can of Dr. Pepper.

“Are you serious? That’s it? Just a can of Dr. Pepper,” Corden asked.

“No,” Cher replied. “In a glass with ice. I’m not a barbarian.”

“[That] is the most Cher thing I think I’ve heard you say,” Corden joked.

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Cher opens up about career and new ABBA album http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-today-show-interview-abba/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-today-show-interview-abba/#respond Sat, 08 Sep 2018 04:49:03 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8778 Cher is back in the recording studio with her new ABBA inspired album Dancing Queen and at 72 hitting the road with her Here We Go Again Tour 2019 dates.

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For generations, Cher has been entertaining fans with her music, her acting, her glamour and her ageless energy. Now she’s back in the recording studio with her new ABBA inspired album Dancing Queen and at 72, she shows us why she’s better than ever. NBC’s Harry Smith reports for TODAY.  With a new 2019 American Here We Go Again Tour Cher has given fans reason to keep Believing.   Watch the complete Today show interview with Cher here.

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Cher Announces Here We Go Again Tour USA! See the Dates http://www.cherworld.com/cher-tour-2019/cher-here-we-go-again-tour-tickets-usa/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-tour-2019/cher-here-we-go-again-tour-tickets-usa/#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2018 20:18:47 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8750 Buy tickets to see Cher perform live on her Here We Go Again Tour 2019. See tour dates & buy the best Cher tickets with pre sale access ticket offers.

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Sept. 7 2018 pop icon Cher has announced the dates for her first tour in five years, the Here We Go Again Tour USA in support of her new album Dancing Queen.

Following the recent global success and rave reviews for Cher’s role in the Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again, the multi-award winning singer, actress and show-stopping performer officially announced that she would be going on tour during her appearance on Ellen.

Cher is expected to perform her biggest hits including Believe and Turn Back Time along with some new songs from her ABBA tribute album Dancing Queen, which will be released on September 28 and is currently available for pre-order.

The singer will be hitting the road starting January 17 in Fort Myers, FL and will be crossing the U.S. with stops in Atlanta, Chicago, Brooklyn, and more before wrapping up in St. Paul, MN on May 18.

After touring the USA, Australia & New Zealand Cher will begin her tour of the UK & Europe.

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Cher performs on Ellen to promote Dancing Queen http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-performs-on-ellen-to-promote-dancing-queen/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-performs-on-ellen-to-promote-dancing-queen/#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:36:34 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8737 Music icon Cher got the audience on their feet with a performance of "SOS" from her upcoming ABBA tribute album, "Dancing Queen." & announces US Tour.

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Music icon Cher got the audience on their feet with a performance of “SOS” from her upcoming ABBA tribute album, “Dancing Queen.”  Looking as amazing as ever the diva was in great spirits announcing a new Cher US Tour and having lots of fun on the show.  Cher is a style icon, Ellen took the singer to a local Drybar and surprised fans by giving them complete hair makeovers. From blowouts to wigs, Cher and Ellen bonded as hairstylists.

Cher revealed what exercises she does to keep her butt and whole body in tip-top shape.

Oscar winner Cher described to Ellen the time she and Meryl Streep saved a girl’s life while out for ice cream in New York City.

Ellen confronted Cher about being cut out of her music video for “If I Could Turn Back Time,” but luckily, Ellen had the unreleased footage ready to roll.

Cher may be one of greatest pop icons in music, but there’s one person who is not a fan… Cher.

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Cher Not Huge Cher Fan. Loves Being Cher http://www.cherworld.com/cher-interviews/cher-not-huge-cher-fan-loves-being-cher/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-interviews/cher-not-huge-cher-fan-loves-being-cher/#respond Wed, 05 Sep 2018 01:50:28 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8728 With a new album of Abba covers, a Broadway musical about her life and a no-holds-barred take on her career, the 72-year-old pop icon is as outspoken as ever.

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“Can we do it in bed?” Cher asked, smiling slyly as she emerged from a knot of corridors in her sprawling hotel suite in Midtown Manhattan at about 9 p.m. on a sultry August night. Who would say no?

“I’m freezing in here!” she said. The rooms were meat-locker cold. So I trailed her back to the much warmer bedroom where she reclined on a king-size bed in all her Cher-ness: a trim black sweatshirt and jeans set off by the biggest, most sparkling belt ever worn outside a prizefighting ring. Waves of dark hair spilled around her shoulders; a printed bandanna was tied over the crown of her head. Her feet were bare.

She’d spent the last several hours in a recording studio, putting the final touches on “Dancing Queen,” her new album of Abba covers, which will be released Sept. 28. It was inspired by her return to the big screen in the movie musical “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” in July, and precedes the debut of “The Cher Show,” the Broadway musical about her life, with performances beginning Nov. 1.

Suddenly, a wave of uncertainty crashed over me: Was I supposed to get on the bed, too?

“Where’s your drink?” she asked, as I worried. Cher, 72, had ordered us frozen hot chocolates from Serendipity 3 — “the most magical place in New York,” she said. (“I wish I’d bought it when it was for sale.”) I picked up my cup from the bedside table. “Good, sit there,” she said, pointing to the chair beside the bed.

For the next 90 minutes she talked about the sweep of her life and multi-multi-hyphenate career. From variety show TV star to pop diva. From flamboyant concert headliner to Oscar-winning actress. And now, activist and legend: Her Twitter feed, with almost 3.5 million followers, is often politically bracing. She will be awarded a Kennedy Center Honor in Washington on Dec. 2, the night before “The Cher Show,” which she is co-producing, officially opens on Broadway. And in a reflective mood, Cher offered a cleareyed assessment of how her ultra-splashy public persona has coexisted with her naturally quiet self for more than 50 years. These are edited excerpts from the conversation.

When you left home, at 16, was it to become a singer or actress, or did you just not want to be at home anymore?

I didn’t want to be bossed anymore. Little did I know I was going to get bossed a lot more. But that’s the way Sonny [Bono, her ex-husband] was. He was a Sicilian man of his generation.

It’s weird to hear you say that. You were such a boss on “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.”

Well, I really was confident before I met Sonny. I was this teenage ball of fire with unbelievable energy but no focus. And Sonny was all focus. He was like, “O.K., you’re going to go this way; you’re going to go that way.” And I was thrilled because I had no way. I was just bouncing off walls.

But singing wasn’t the goal?

No, that’s not what I started out to do. But I’d always sung. My mother, my uncle, my grandfather — there was always singing and guitars. My favorite thing in the world is to rehearse. I can pick any song and just stand there and sing it. No one in the audience to judge me. And I love the way singing feels in my body — because it’s so big, and I’m not. But the music comes out in the biggest way.

So, if you could do anything in the world, it would still be singing?

I was talking to Barbra Streisand one day, and she asked, “Why do you still sing?” And I said, “Because there’s going to come a day when I can’t.” No one will want to come and see me, and I won’t be able to sing the way I’m singing now. I have unbelievable pipes! My doctor says I’m a freak. But if I couldn’t sing, I’d be miserable.

And all the other things you do — the acting, the concert spectaculars, the tweeting — those are lesser …

I don’t account for things that way. I just do them. I’ve never planned a single thing in my entire life. It’s like this Abba album. I did the film. I didn’t ask to do it. My friend Ronnie Meyer called and said, “You’re doing ‘Mamma Mia,’” and hung up.

But you didn’t say no.

Ronnie used to be my agent. He ran Universal, and he’s my dear friend. So when he hung up, I thought, “Damn!” Then I thought, “Well, it’s going to take five minutes, and no one will even know I’m there.”

I hate to tell you, but you stole that movie.

I haven’t seen it. But can I tell you, I don’t remember doing anything memorable, except singing “Fernando.” Afterward, when Jen [her assistant] and I were packing to go home, I said, “You know what might be fun?” This is how I get myself into all kinds of trouble. “It might be fun to do an Abba album.” The songs are easy to sing, but they’re complicated, too. Some of them are hard as hell, which is why I was in the studio again tonight.

Had you ever considered an album of covers before?

Never. But everyone loved the idea when I suggested it — like I’d been planning it for a million years. “You’re a genius!” But I just thought it might be fun.

How are your versions of the songs different from the originals?

I wasn’t a big fan of Abba in the ’70s. Benny [Andersson] took the girls and used them like instruments. Sonny used to do that to me. He would carve out a place for them in the songs, and they would fit in that little place. But he didn’t give them space to sing the way they might have wanted to.

And your versions?

Mine are a lot freer. And it was a great time to do it. I’m a news junkie, and these are rough times. But when I was recording, I got swept up in the fun of it. The songs are silly and crazy, and for the album, I chose the ones that are saddest and the most fun.

When did you start feeling confident as a singer?

I never feel confident. Off and on, I’ve felt good about my singing. But I’ve never been a huge Cher fan. I like doing it more than hearing it. So except for a couple of albums …

What’s your favorite?

It’s probably between “Believe” and a highly underrated album called “Closer to the Truth.” There’s not a bad cut on either one of them. I’ve made millions of albums, and most of them are absolutely no good. But some of them aren’t bad.

Let’s talk about acting. When your TV variety show went away and your pop career stalled for a minute, you moved effortlessly, it seemed, to acting. You said you didn’t set out to sing. Did you set out to act?

I set out to be famous! I set out to be Cinderella. I saw two movies when I was a kid: “Dumbo” and “Cinderella.” And on the way home, I started singing the songs in the car. My mother punched my dad and said: “Listen! She’s singing songs from the movie.” I’d never heard them before. I didn’t understand the reality. I just knew I wanted to be on that screen.

Was it hard to get into rooms with directors like Robert Altman and Mike Nichols?

I knew all these famous people, but none of them would give me the time of day. I went to Mike Nichols one day for a part in a movie called “The Fortune,” and he said: “No. You’re wrong.” I just looked at him and said: “You know what? I’m very talented, and one day you’re going to be sorry.” I have no idea why I said that.

And when I was doing “5 & Dime” [“Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”] on Broadway, Mike came to see me backstage, and he said: “You’re very talented. And I’m sorry.” Then he asked if I wanted to do a film with him and Meryl Streep. I said sure. I was actually more interested in something else that day, but I thought: This could be fun.

Did you like the script?

When we started filming “Silkwood,” I had no part whatsoever. It was tiny. And then Mike would say, “Cher, I want you in this scene.” Or: “Cher, I want you to say that.” I had no idea I was even working — or acting. “Sit on the couch and eat popcorn, and when the kids come in, say this.” That’s what it was like. I just knew that everyone was my friend, and Mike was like my dad. I even called him “Dad.” It was like playing.

For many people, acting is extremely hard work.

It didn’t feel that way to me. Also, I didn’t have to look at an audience. My whole life, I had to look out at the audience and go: “How am I doing? Do you like this?” But when you act, you only have to look at the other actors. You just have to trust them and find a way to become this other thing.

Were the people in your life surprised you were good at it?

When “Silkwood” came out, Mike called and told me that the trailer was playing at this theater in Westwood [in Los Angeles]. He said: “You’ve got to see it. It’s great.” So, I went. They showed scenes from the movie, but I didn’t really look like Cher. And the announcer said, “Starring Meryl Streep,” lots of applause. “And Kurt Russell,” more applause. “And Cher,” and everyone in the theater started laughing. I was really hurt, but I kept thinking, No, this is their honest reaction. So I called Mike and said, “Dad, they all laughed.” And he said, “They might be laughing before the movie, but they won’t be laughing after the movie.”

In fairness, the big feat of your acting career is that you’re able to submerge your gigantic public persona into these human-size roles.

Listen, people have all kinds of ideas about me. There’s the sparkly me and the quiet me. But the quiet me comes more naturally. If I could do “Silkwood” for the rest of my life, I’d be very happy.

You made a spate of good films: “Mask,” “The Witches of Eastwick,” “Moonstruck” — your Oscar. But then they stopped. Did you start saying no, or did the offers dry up?

No, I got really sick [with the Epstein-Barr virus]. For two years, I couldn’t work. It was terrible. I ended the second year with pneumonia. All these movie offers were coming in, but I had to turn them all down. I was really, really upset about it. And when I came back, I had to work my way back up from the beginning — doing concerts and stuff like that.

Was there ever a partner in your life — Sonny, Gregg Allman, David Geffen — or a good friend who was a great adviser to you? Or have you always relied on your own instincts?

Before I met Sonny, I was very much a person who relied on her own instincts. But I was very young and just handed that over to Sonny. Then when I left him, I was real happy. But I started to make huge mistakes in front of everyone because I was still 16 inside. I hadn’t grown.

What kind of mistakes?

Like marrying Gregory [Allman] and getting divorced so fast. But I had to make my mistakes in front of everyone.

Because you were so famous?

Yeah. And then I went to Las Vegas, and people thought I was an idiot because I had this big show with all these costumes. I was so bored. The last thing I wanted to do was just stand there and sing. And then I wanted to be an actress. I remember Francis [Ford Coppola] came backstage after a show. He looked at me and said, “Why aren’t you doing movies?” I just broke down sobbing. And that’s how I got myself, in a roundabout way, hooked up with Robert Altman and “5 & Dime” in New York.

Let’s talk about “The Cher Show,” the Broadway musical of your life that features a host of your hits. The premise is three versions of you — teenage Cher, pop-star Cher and mature Cher — all interacting with one another. Was that your idea?

No, that was the idea Rick Elice [the show’s book writer] always had. It was what kept me coming back to him. It took years and years to develop this show. But I think it’s a great idea because I’ve lived for so long that I really have been distinct personalities.

Right now, which version jumps out at you?

The young girl, [called] Babe [played by Micaela Diamond], is so brilliant. She just graduated from high school, and it was either go to college or come do this show. She took a big gamble. And she’s so much like me when I was young that she doesn’t even have to do anything. But they’re all working to find me at different points in my life. That’s the great hook.

Your life has been so public. Did you want to use the musical to correct the story of your life or add to it?

We go back and forth on this a lot. You have to know something more about me after the musical. That’s important to me. Listen, I didn’t have a play about myself before, and I was living very happily. So, I want it to be true and fun and like life is: Sometimes you’re great, and sometimes you’re pathetic. Sometimes you’re tired, and sometimes you break down. It should be like that. And nothing should be glossed over.

Can you feel tender toward young Cher now? The mistakes she made?

I try not to think about her much. Everybody has good things happen and bad things happen, and long stretches where nothing happens at all.

How about in reverse? Would young Cher look at you on that bed and say: Well done!

Of course! But look at where she is. She’s young; she knows nothing. She only wants to be this. [Cher points at herself.]

But you’ve always been more than “this” — feather headdresses notwithstanding.

Well, every time I go out and talk to an audience, I try to put that across. “Here’s the glitz, and here’s who I really am.”

You’ll be receiving a Kennedy Center Honor this year. Has it annoyed you not to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

It used to annoy me. But I know it’s just a boys’ club, and they don’t think I’m cool enough. But that’s O.K. My life is humming along without it. It’s humming along even without the Kennedy Center Honor. I was just terrified that Trump would be there.

Do you worry about alienating Trump supporters with your freewheeling, often political Twitter feed?

Trump voters don’t like me anyway. And I don’t blame them. I say terrible, true things about him. I hate him because he’s using his job to make money. But mostly, I hate him because he’s tearing this country down, and it’s going to take generations to put it back together, if we even can.

I guess if you held back, you wouldn’t be Cher.

That’s true. I’ve gotten death threats from his supporters — with pictures of me in the gas chambers. People writing, “The wrong Bono went skiing that day.” [Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident.] But I can’t hold back. It’s about character. My mom would beat me to death if I lied. I’m not starting now.

Source – NEW YORK TIMES

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Cher’s Glorious Cyborgification of ABBA http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/chers-glorious-cyborgification-of-abba/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/chers-glorious-cyborgification-of-abba/#comments Sun, 26 Aug 2018 08:35:03 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8722 As is the case for all great acts that rewrite the definition of “pop music,” ABBA hacked the machinery of human emotion. They took the eternal tick-tock of disco and latched it to the glorious confinement of the 3-minute verse-chorus workout. They found a universal mean between four individualized singers.

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As is the case for all great acts that rewrite the definition of “pop music,” ABBA hacked the machinery of human emotion. They took the eternal tick-tock of disco and latched it to the glorious confinement of the 3-minute verse-chorus workout. They found a universal mean between four individualized singers. And they deduced the equation that specifies a certain amount of emotional down needs to enable the ecstatic up: Before smiling and having fun, you have to remember how sick and tired you felt last night in Glasgow.

Such alchemy was so precise that it invited the standard-issue knock on perfect pop as soulless. Yet the Mamma Mia! franchise—a Broadway musical and, as of this year, two successful movies—reasserted the sloppy heart of the band. Whether groaned by Pierce Brosnan, hissed by Christine Baranski, or gang-sung from an armada of fishing boats, the songs breathed and bled. Though silly and improbable, the story aptly put into conflict personal liberation and the obligations of love: The baby-boomer follow-your-bliss ethos of Donna Sheridan—played by Meryl Streep and then, in the sequel’s many flashbacks, by Lily James—was both celebrated and reckoned with. She lived her life by her own desires, but also, by the end of each film, her daughters and lovers and friends were paid their dues.

Yet the bumbling, humane air of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again met with a funny—and not unwelcome—disruption in the form of Cher. Presumably to amp the star power for the sequel (offsetting the fact that, spoiler alert, Streep basically sat the film out) the 72-year-old Goddess of Pop was cast to play Sheridan’s mother, Ruby. She didn’t arrive on screen until the last act, and when she did, it brought a new vibe as Ruby, a pop star herself, touched down on the film’s idyllic Greek isle in a helicopter. The camera regarded her with worshipful stiffness, framing her as if she were in a perfume ad, with fireworks in the background making up for a lack of human movement. Almost impossibly, Cher’s scenes made the rest of this hyper-artificial film feel genuine and unrehearsed.

Which fits Cher, one of America’s most lively cyborgs. Though she’s been riotously freewheeling for decades in the public eye—speaking her mind through artistic choices, talk-show appearances, and social media—she’s also a symbol of pop as awe-inspiring artifice, whether stomping on a battleship or crooning through a vocoder. Lately, she’s embarked on a late-career legacy fortification: A jukebox musical based on her songs is being mounted, she’ll accept recognition from the Kennedy Center Honors in December, and most importantly, she’s doing more ABBA. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again inspired her to record a whole album of covers called Dancing Queen, whose creation she has liveblogged on her charmingly bonkers Twitter feed. Two singles are out so far, and they gild in titanium what was originally a puff-pastry confection—and yet retain the warm center that Agnetha, Björn, Benny, and Anni-Frid whipped up decades ago.

When she posted a teaser for the first cover, of “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight),” one fan complained there was too much vocoder, to which Cher replied, “WAIT …….TO HEAR IT ALL.” After that wait ……. well, yes, there’s a lot of vocoder, or robotic vocals of some sort. Producer Mark Taylor has blown up an already-enormous tune, one of the great gay dancefloor anthems, into the ultimate rejection of subtlety: all Top Gun guitar spindles and industrial-piston rhythms, with an iconic Madonna-appropriated synth riff spackled with yet more glitter. For the Lady-Gaga-in-2011-esque breakdown, Cher’s voice goes glitchy and android-like. Yet still, throughout, Cher is really singing, with each syllable evincing a choice to belt or to whisper—and generally, such choices emphasize not the man she needs after midnight but the loneliness that leads her to call for him. “It makes me so depressed to see the gloom,” she says with extreme breath and theatricality: If the song’s an escape, it’s not one where you forget what’s being escaped from.

The latest of the Dancing Queen singles arrived this week and it, too, jolts up the artifice and the emotion. “SOS,” the 1975 smash that Brosnan infamously warbled in 2008, is among ABBA’s more nakedly abject hits: It opens with a verse of raw distress and then takes a bubbly geyser of a keyboard to a chorus that finds jubilation in total acceptance of the singer’s desperation. Cher’s producer Taylor amplifies this dynamic as he arranges with a galactic sense of scope: The reverb on the piano acts as its own separate instrument, and the folky guitar part in the chorus glints like a tear in the eye.

But the most important thing is Cher’s inimitable (though much-imitated) Cherness that somehow makes the words pop anew: “I wish I understewd,” she blubbers. As the singalong onslaught gives way to a quiet outro, a Cher fan might start thinking about the times in the singer’s life when she had to ask herself the question of the song: “When you’re gone / how can I even try to go on?” And they might remember the answer is that she’s moved forward with the armor of pop excess, something she and ABBA have made available to all.

Source – The Atlantic

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Cher releases SOS from Dancing Queen ABBA covers album http://www.cherworld.com/cher-abba-album/cher-releases-sos-from-dancing-queen-abba-covers-album/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-abba-album/cher-releases-sos-from-dancing-queen-abba-covers-album/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2018 08:48:33 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8718 Two weeks after Cher unleashed her take on “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” the pop diva dropped her SOS ABBA cover today (Aug. 23 2018) from album Dancing Queen.

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Two weeks after Cher unleashed her take on “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” the pop diva dropped her SOS ABBA cover today (Aug. 23 2018).

Adding her “Believe” era effects on the legendary Swedish group’s 1975 smash, “SOS” gets a glossy Cher revision. With a club-ready thump and a glitter-dusted synth line not unlike the one on her “Gimme!” cover, Cher takes the mid-tempo classic for a brisk dance break.

“SOS” is the penultimate track on her covers album, appropriately dubbed Dancing Queen. Based on the tracklist she unveiled weeks ago, the 10-track tribute includes her takes on “Chiquititta,” “Dancing Queen,” and “One of Us,” among other ABBA gems. The final track remains a mystery at this point.

Cher’s suite of ABBA covers is set for a Sept. 28 release via Warner Bros.

Listen to Cher’s “SOS” below.

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Cher reveals Dancing Queen album cover 28/09 release http://www.cherworld.com/cher-abba-album/cher-reveals-dancing-queen-abba-album-cover-for-28-09-release/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-abba-album/cher-reveals-dancing-queen-abba-album-cover-for-28-09-release/#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2018 22:32:43 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8707 The wait is finally be over! Cher has released the album cover and new single “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” from her new ABBA tribute album titled Dancing Queen.  Her insanely photo-shopped album cover is a tribute to the classic Agnetha & Anni-Frid portrait. Cher, who appears in the Mamma Mia!sequel,

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The wait is finally be over! Cher has released the album cover and new single “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” from her new ABBA tribute album titled Dancing Queen.  Her insanely photo-shopped album cover is a tribute to the classic Agnetha & Anni-Frid portrait.

Cher, who appears in the Mamma Mia!sequel, detailed her love for the Swedish pop group in a press release. “I’ve always liked Abba and saw the original Mamma Mia musical on Broadway three times,” the singer said.

“After filming Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, I was reminded again of what great and timeless songs they wrote and started thinking, ‘Why not do an album of their music?'” she continued. “The songs were harder to sing than I imagined but I’m so happy with how the music came out. I’m really excited for people to hear it. It’s a perfect time.”

Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive Cher’s version of “Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).”  Gimme Gimme takes us all back to the 90s Believe era of heavy vocoder and pop backing.

View the full tracklist below. ​

Dancing Queen Tracklisting
1. Dancing Queen
2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
3. The Name Of The Game
4. SOS
5. Waterloo
6. Mamma Mia
7. Chiquitita
8. Fernando
9. The Winner Takes It All
10. One Of Us

Cher is currently performing a residency at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas and will tour Australia and New Zealand later int he year for her “Here We Go Again” tour.

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Cher teases Gimme Gimme from ABBA covers album http://www.cherworld.com/cher-abba-album/cher-teases-gimme-gimme-from-abba-covers-album/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-abba-album/cher-teases-gimme-gimme-from-abba-covers-album/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:16:31 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8702 Cher has posted a snippet of her rendition of ABBA’s ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’ from her new album to be released in September.

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Cher has posted a snippet of her rendition of ABBA’s ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’.

The pop legend, who stars in the ABBA-soundtracked Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, shared the clip via her Twitter on Wednesday (August 8).

The 1979 disco classic is well known beyond its original version. Madonna sampled the song on ‘Hung Up’.

Cher recently revealed she was recording an album of ABBA covers while promoting her role in the new Mamma Mia film on the Today Show.

“After I did ‘Fernando,’ I thought it would really be fun to do an album of ABBA songs, so I did!” she told the programme.

The 72-year-old singer recently revealed the album’s covers tracklist…
1.WATERLOO
2.GIMME,GIMME
3.DANCING
4.CHIQUITITTA
5. NAME OF THE GAME
6.MOMMA MIA
7. ONE OF US
8.WINNER TAKES IT ALL
9.SOS
10.⁉

A release date for Cher’s ABBA covers album is believed to be in September before she commences her Australian Tour.

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Cher celebrates on vacation in Ibiza http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-celebrates-on-vacation-in-ibiza/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-celebrates-on-vacation-in-ibiza/#comments Wed, 25 Jul 2018 03:35:55 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8673 Make up free Cher took a fun boat vacation in Ibiza, Spain on Friday with a group of female friends including Loree Rodkin.

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Make up free Cher took a fun boat vacation in Ibiza, Spain on Friday with a group of female friends including Loree Rodkin.

The former Sonny & Cher star wore a sheer white T-shirt making it obvious that she was bra free. Cher left her wig and other apparatus at home to show off her natural locks and also didn’t seem to have a bit of makeup on. Large, round mirrored sunglasses added Hollywood pizzazz.

The Moonstruck actress added interesting denim jeans that had patches all over them with wild colors, lending a boho look. They fit her well, making the most of her stunning 5ft9in frame.

Cher got a helping hand from a handsome, young ginger boat crew member in a white polo shirt as she climbed out of the speedboat named Little Addiction. Later, the I Got You Babe singer dressed in all black to have dinner with her pals in Spain. Sitting pretty at a wood table with pink flowers on top and a bowl of green apples.

The diva has enjoyed renewed success with her cameo role in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. This comes after an interview with The Daily Telegraph, where she confessed she didn’t think her career would be on an upswing in her seventies. She said, ‘I didn’t expect myself to be doing anything now.’

The iconic singer and Oscar-winning actress admitted she was determined to defy those who said her career was over.

‘This was not my plan at all. You have people telling you your whole life it is almost over for you,’ she told the publication about the tension that comes with such a public career.

Cher will tour Australia later in 2018 having recently added new shows for Brisbane and Woolongong.

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