Cher has kicked off the 2019 leg of her “Here We Go Again” USA tour in
Estero, Florida at the Hertz Arena.
The opening act – Nile Rodgers and Chic – provided an energetic start to the evening with their catchy hits.
Cher then ‘descended’ from a ‘portaled platform’ that was about 30 feet off the stage to kick of the concert. Dressed in orange wig and warrior princess costume Woman’s World was mimed to perfection.
Cher tried to make a connection to the audience talking about the fortunes of show business, playing in derelict casinos and “owing the government $278,000, like you do,” she joked. She also reminisced about her bleeped appearance on the “David Letterman Show.” She was trying to be diplomatic, she said, but just blurted out, when he asked why she had rebuffed his invitations for so long, that “I thought you were an a——.”
The 72 year old diva shuffled the stage wearing mostly familiar costumes from her back wardrobe catalogue. Cher belted her classic songs in a well oiled mechanical performance which closely resembled her Classic Cher shows from Las Vegas.
During the concert, Cher showed clips from her films as well as from the 1960s variety show she had with Sonny, same videos from her Classic Cher shows. The songstress included some new ABBA hits including SOS.
The set-list for Cher’s Here We Go Again USA 2019 Tour is as follows
All Or Nothing
The Beat Goes On I Got You Babe
Welcome To Burlesque
Walking in Memphis
The Shoop Shoop Song
I Found Someone
If I Could Turn Back Time
Promising something “a little bit different” Cher certainly lived up to her word cutting Gypsies Tramps & Thieves, Dark Lady and Half Breed from her Australian leg setlist and replacing them with.. nothing. This Diva has certainly stayed true to her world… Here We Go Again. With ticket prices increasing significantly since prior tours Cher must be doing something right but delivering exciting new content is not one of them.
If it is your first time seeing Cher then be impressed. For die hards who have witnessed Cher’s prior Tours one word … Déjà vu.
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