#SPOTTED: CHER IN TORONTO FOR “DRESSED TO KILL” TOUR
If she could turn back time, you probably would notice she really hasn’t aged. It has always been a life dream of mine to see Cher in-concert and after kicking myself for missing her Farewell Tour, it is as if the gods opened up the clouds from the heavens and shined a light upon me, giving me one last chance to see her finally on this current round, the Dressed to Kill (D2K) Tour. I really wasn’t planning on going anywhere tonight other than to stay at home resting, but a Guardian Angel made it all possible for me.
Rather than making this an incoherent Post of “gaa“s, “OMG“s and happy sobbing ad nauseum, I will contain my composure for a quick moment to tell you that at age 67, Cher certainly still has got it. Her vocals were powerful and she certainly can still pack a punchline judging by the Audience’s reactions to her foul-mouthed quick wit. Physically, she professes she still can fit into that famous Bob Mackie-designed Outfit immortalized for randy Sailors of future generations to fantasize about in 1989’s If I Could Turn Back Time Video.
Cher‘s Career is nothing short of legendary. She is the only Artist ever to accomplish the feat of a number one Billboard Song in six consecutive decades. “I’ve given then Assh*les the best years of my life and all I get is a 6-pack of Dr. Pepper!”, she jokes. “I’m never coming back, I promise. This is my farewell, farewell, absolutely no doubt-never-going-to-happen-again Tour!” she says, fully aware of the jokes that have circulated about her last Tour allegedly being her last ever. Low and behold, she’s back and she’s more than able, so why the heck not?
Focussing more on newer material tonight including her 2013 Disc Closer to the Truth and selections from 2010’s cult-adored, but critically-panned Burlesque, Cher entertained a packed house at Air Canada Centre with a mixture of Hits, bridged together with prolonged musical interludes, bordering a bit on the ridiculous in terms of wait times. She did however, wow us costume change upon costume change and not many could say it wasn’t worth the wait!
She floated in air like a Saint blessing the Audience with her well wishes. She pumped-us-up in neon with a spirited rendition of Believe. She wowed us in her original If I Could Turn Back Time outfit, which had her Fans hopelessly enthused. Cher even delivered a Tribute to her late Ex-Husband Sonny Bono with I Got You Babe, surely a Song she’d probably rather never have to perform again.
The Oscar Winner started punctually and delivered almost two hours’ worth of eye-popping delight, understanding fully what her Fans expect and could ever want, leaving little to the imagination why they wouldn’t return for another Farewell, Farewell, Farewell Tour. And did I mention Rock Legend Pat Benatar opened the Show? Zipping through a Catalogue of Classics, she had the Audience amped-up in no time as she too prepares for a Summer Tour which will land in these parts.
On a side note, Cher rolled-into Toronto on Sunday from Connecticut, having a low-key weekend in Toronto, remaining at her five-star Hotel most of her stay.
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See Highlights from Cher‘s Dressed to Kill Tour in Toronto:
Cher brings her D2K Tour to Boston next. It wraps this July in San Diego.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)