Cher's 'Farewell' Tour Beats On
With a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American Living Proof - The Farewell Tour. The year-old trek now extends to the end of August, with more cities yet tWith a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American Living Proof - The Farewell Tour. The year-old trek now extends to the end of August, with more cities yet to be announced, according to promoter Clear Channel Entertainment.
The artist next plays a two-night stand Wednesday (June 11) and Thursday at New York's Madison Square Garden. Following a handful of Midwest and Western U.S. dates, the tour will pause for about two-and-a-half weeks.
Among the summer shows are three rescheduled from earlier in the tour due to illness. The July 9 Uncasville, Conn., concert was originally scheduled for May 25; the May 31 Wilkes Barre, Pa., show is now slated for July 18; and the May 22 Milwaukee concert will now take place Aug. 16. Original tickets for all will be accepted at the rescheduled events.
Concerts scheduled through an Aug. 22 gig near Seattle were put on sale last week through Ticketmaster. Ticket information is not yet available for the five shows that finish out the list.
The artist is touring behind "The Very Best of Cher" (Geffen/MCA/Warner Bros.). Released in April, the set peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, where it is No. 9 in its ninth week on the chart. The 21-track collection surveys Cher's entire career, from her days with late ex-husband Sonny Bono through to her 1999 hit dance single "Believe." It also includes the new track, "A Different Kind of Love Song," which topped the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart last summer.
In other news, Cher's two-hour NBC "Farewell Tour" concert special, originally broadcast in February, will re-air July 6 on the network.
Here are Cher's tour dates:
June 11-12: New York (Madison Square Garden)
June 15: Moline, Ill. (Mark Of The Quad Cities)
June 17: Denver (Pepsi Center)
June 18: Billings, Mon. (MetraPark Arena)
June 20: Nampa, Idaho (Idaho Center)
June 21: Yakima, Wash. (Yakima Valley SunDome)
July 9: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun; rescheduled from May 25)
July 11: Atlantic City, N.J. (Boardwalk Hall)
July 12: Worcester, Mass. (Worcester Centrum Center)
July 14: Portland, Me. (Cumberland County Civic Center)
July 16: Hartford, Conn. (Hartford Civic Center)
July 18: Wilkes Barre, Pa. (First Union Arena; rescheduled from May 31)
July 19: Manchester, Vt. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
July 21: Dayton, Ohio (Nutter Center)
July 23: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
July 25: Rochester, N.Y. (Blue Cross Arena)
July 26: Hershey, Pa. (Giant Center)
July 28: Rockford, Ill. (Rockford Metro Center)
July 30: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
Aug. 1: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
Aug. 2: Indianapolis, Ind. (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Aug. 4: Evansville, Ind. (Roberts Stadium)
Aug. 6: Fort Wayne, Ind. (Allen County War Memorial)
Aug. 7: Charleston (Charleston Civic Center)
Aug. 9: St. Louis, Mo. (Savvis Center)
Aug. 11: Peoria, Iowa (Peoria Civic Center)
Aug. 13: Des Moines (Veterans Memorial Auditorium)
Aug. 15: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Aug. 16: Milwaukee (Bradley Center; rescheduled from May 22)
Aug. 22: Auburn, Wash. (White River Amphitheatre)
Aug. 23: Vancouver (GM Place)
Aug. 25: Calgary (Pengrowth Saddledome)
Aug. 27: Saskatoon (Saskatchewan Place)
Aug. 30: San Bernardino, Calif. (Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen)
Aug. 31: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)