Sunday, 23 March 2014

Cher's 'Dressed To Kill Tour' Opening Night! Costumes & Set-List Revealed!

Cher kicked-off her 'Dressed To Kill Tour' tonight in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

The Phoenix 'Dressed To Kill Tour' audience
'Dressed To Kill Tour' special guests Pat Benatar and Nick Giraldo

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'.

Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'
Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'
Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

The third song on the set-list was the tour's title track 'Dressed To Kill', again, from 'Closer To The Truth'.

Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

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 during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'
Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

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.

Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'
Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

The Academy Award-winning actress returned to the stage to re-enact her introduction scene in 2010 movie 'Burlesque', in which she sings 'Welcome To Burlesque'. She followed this with her other song from the movie, ballad 'You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me'.

Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

Sticking to recent tracks, Cher then performed recent Billboard Dance Club Songs #1 'Take It Like A Man' in a gold outfit.

Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

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)'

Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'
Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

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 during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'
Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

Cher returned the Phoenix audience to deliver her biggest hit, 1998's massive-seller 'Believe', in a glam-rock-inspired cotume

Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

2013 hit ballad 'I Hppe You Find It', from her 'Closer To The Truth' album', is performed as she floats above the audience.

Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

Cher during her 'Dressed To Kill Tour'

  1. Woman's World
  2. Strong Enough
  3. Dressed To Kill
  4. The Beat goes On
  5. I Got You Babe
  6. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
  7. Dark lady
  8. Half Breed
  9. Welcome To Burlesque
  10. You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me
  11. Take It Like A Man
  12. Walking In Memphis
  13. Just Like Jesse James
  14. Heart Of Stone
  15. The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
  16. Bang bang
  17. I Found Someone
  18. If I Could Turn Back Time
  19. Believe
  20. I Hope You Find It

15 comments:

  1. Screw bob mackie, he isn't needed here anymore!

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  2. Cher is fabulous even if she wore nothing at all! Everyone knows she has the body for it. She has a better figure at 67 than most women ever will! Bob Mackie is a fool for choosing not to work with such an icon any more. What an idiot!

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  3. Nice set list. What a shame she did not include I Walk Alone or my favorite song off CTTT Sirens. This is a great set though and different than her show in Vegas.

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  4. I Like This Set List But I Think A Lot Of Good Stuff Is Missing Like "All Or Nothing" "Save Up All Your Tears" & Also Where's "Song For The Lonely? Those Are My Fave Songs From Her! I Hope She Include Them In The Next Shows!

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  5. I have tickets to the Houston show, so excited! I was hoping for more songs from the new album, really wanted to hear Favorite Scars but I know the show is going to be amazing regardless.

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  6. It looks like an awesome show. Just like being expected from Cher. When will we see the videos?

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  7. tacky costumes. they look cheap. that believe outfit is a shocker. and so is the opening outfit. come back mr mackie!!

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  8. tacky costumes, they look cheap. the believe costume is a shocker. so is the opening costume. come back mr. mackie!!!

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  9. I was hoping for her to sing my 2 faves I Walk Alone and SIRENS. Oh well, maybe in the future. For now just happy to see songs like I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For gone.

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  10. Pure Cher! I loved the costumes, the sets, ... could have done with less monologue, she talked about her age too much; she's got nothing to apologize for. Her duet with Sonny brought tears to my eyes. Lots of nostalgia happening.

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  11. Thanks for posting all of this tour stuff Daniel!

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  12. I was not in attendace to Phoenix, AZ show. The pictures are #EPICWIN. Some were unflattering, as Cher stated costumes didnt fit, headdress was to heavy, and no shoes or boots, at one point she was barefoot singing. Cher said she had fun anyway. The kinks will be worked out. The video I have seen, WOW and really the main thing, Cher's has some pipes let me tell you. She sang incredible. #D2KTourEPICWIN :-) oh and as far as her no monologe, I love it when she ad-libs and talks about her mom having a mouth of a sailor, and Gregg Allman used to call her Sailor Mouth...haaa

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  13. I didn't like the setlist! Why only 3 songs from CTTT? Where is "I Hope You Find It" or the new single "I Walk Alone"? I think this is the same show since the "Believe" tour in 1999.

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  14. Stop your whining, she's Cher and if you bought tickets to watch her perform you love her no matter what. Mwah Cher, can't wait to see you tonight in Toronto.

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