Cher’s “Here We Go Again” tour to play Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena
NASHVILLE: Cher’s HERE WE GO AGAIN tour will make a stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for one night only, January 31, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the general publicFriday, September 14 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com.
Cher, now 72, has received great reviews for her role in Mamma Mia 2 – Here We Go Again film. and follows that success with her first cross-country tour in five years. She will perform many of her hits from over the years along with new songs from the Dancing Queen album – Cher’s tribute to ABBA – which will be out on September 28.
A music icon with Oscar, Emmy, Cannes Film Festival and Grammy Award wins to her credit, Cher will also be honored at the Kennedy Center later this year. She is also co-producing The Cher Show, an upcoming Broadway musical opening December 3rd.
Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song “I Got You Babe” reached number one on the American and British charts. By the end of 1967, the couple had sold 40 million records worldwide. She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”. She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows.
Cher established herself as a solo artist with the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”, “Half-Breed”, and “Dark Lady”. After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, she launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco album Take Me Home.
In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and starred in its film adaptation. She subsequently earned critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), and Moonstruck (1987), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She then revived her musical career by recording the rock-inflected albums Cher (1987), Heart of Stone (1989), and Love Hurts (1991), all of which yielded several successful singles.
Cher reached a new commercial peak in 1998 with the album Believe, whose title track became the biggest-selling single of all time by a female artist in the UK. It features the pioneering use of Auto-Tune, also known as the “Cher effect”. Her 2002–2005 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time, earning $250 million.
In 2008, she signed a $180 million deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. Cher’s first studio album in 12 years, Closer to the Truth (2013), became her highest-charting solo album in the U.S. when it debuted at number three on the Billboard 200.