The night began with special guests Pat Benatar and Nick Geraldo taking to the stage at around 8:30PM to perform some of the former's biggest chart hits, such as million-seller 'Invincible', 'We Belong', 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot', signature tune 'Love Is A Battlefield' and finale number 'Heartbreaker'. One concert-goer, @BethAnnFarvour, tweeted, "Pat Benatar was on point. Best opening act I've seen." Fellow 1980's act Boy George was in the audience.
Around an hour after Benatar's act, Cher herself came on-stage at around 10:30PM. Dressed in a colourful ensemble with an over-sized matching head-dress, the 67-year-old entered the stage singing 'Woman's World from her latest album 'Closer To The Truth'. She then performed 1999 million-seller 'Strong Enough'.
The legendary singer then dug out her 'Cher At The Colosseum' outfit and a couple of older tracks for the set-list, in the form of Sonny & Cher's 'The Beat Goes On' and the ever-popular 'I Got You Babe', "duetting" with Sonny on the big screen screen behind her.
Cher's 1970's #1 hit singles 'Gyrspies, Tramps & Thieves', 'Dark Lady' and 'Half Breed' allocated the opening concert's sixth, seventh and eighth spots on the hit-filled set-list, as she dresses as the story-songs' title characters.
Sticking to recent tracks, Cher then performed recent Billboard Dance Club Songs #1 'Take It Like A Man' in a gold outfit.
The enduring icon then performed the sit-down segment of the show, performing her 1995 hit 'Walking In Memphis' as her 12th song in the concert, before belting out the 1989 country-tinged million-seller 'Just Like Jesse James' and its 1990 US Top 20 follow-up single 'Heart Of Stone'. Bare-footed, Cher then sang upbeat early 1990's #1 single 'The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In his Kiss)'
In her trademark outfit of black body-stocking, leather jacket and humongous black curly wig, Cher rocked late-80's tracks 'Bang Bang', 'I Found Someone' and the multi-million-selling 'If I Could Turn Back Time'
Cher returned the Phoenix audience to deliver her biggest hit, 1998's massive-seller 'Believe', in a glam-rock-inspired cotume
2013 hit ballad 'I Hppe You Find It', from her 'Closer To The Truth' album', is performed as she floats above the audience.
- Woman's World
- Strong Enough
- Dressed To Kill
- The Beat goes On
- I Got You Babe
- Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
- Dark lady
- Half Breed
- Welcome To Burlesque
- You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me
- Take It Like A Man
- Walking In Memphis
- Just Like Jesse James
- Heart Of Stone
- The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
- Bang bang
- I Found Someone
- If I Could Turn Back Time
- I Hope You Find It