Newcastle Entertainment Centre is a long way from the bright lights of Las Vegas or the star-studded Hollywood Hills but Cher gave thousands of fans a taste of the glitz and glamour on Wednesday night.
She kicked off her Australian tour in Newcastle and thrilled the capacity crowd with hit after hit – some her own, several by ABBA and one a nod to Elvis Presley in her rendition of Walking In Memphis by Mark Cohn.
She even sang I Got You Babe as a duet with Sonny Bono on the big screen. If it sounds cheesy, it wasn’t.
This was a grand spectacle of colour and dance with seamless set and costume changes. A visual feast that captivated from start to finish.
And then there was Cher herself, revealing her wit and self-deprecating sense of humour when recounting stories from the past relevant to her present.
Cher’s Here We Go Again Tour Setlist:
All or Nothing
Little Man (Sonny & Cher song)
The Beat Goes On (Sonny & Cher song)
I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher song)
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves Dark
You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me
Welcome to Burlesque
Lie to Me
Waterloo (ABBA cover)
SOS (ABBA cover)
Fernando (ABBA cover)
Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley song)
Walking in Memphis
The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)
I Found Someone
If I Could Turn Back Time
But if the sea of smiling faces still singing as they filed out of the entertainment centre is anything to go by, Cher, at 72, is a performer without peer.
Buy TICKETS to Cher’s The Here We Go Again tour dates below.