In one of the longest goodbyes in music history, Cher is prepping yet another North American leg for her Farewell Tour.

In one of the longest goodbyes in music history, Cher is prepping yet another North American leg for her Farewell Tour.

Cher will begin a run of 33 shows on July 23 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. This leg, like the previous North American dates, is produced by Clear Channel Entertainment under the direction of touring VP Brad Wavra.

The tour, now going on three years, was initially scheduled to end last Halloween, having grossed $145 million and drawing 2.2 million fans, making it easily the top-grossing tour ever for a female artist.

A European tour, promoted by Barrie Marshall's Marshall Arts Ltd., followed this year, wrapping July 4 in Monaco. Now she's returning to North America for yet another run.

"She's having fun, that's all it boils down to," says Wavra. "And based on ticket sales, people aren't ready to say goodbye yet. She, her band, crew, fans and Clear Channel are all having fun, so why stop?"

The upcoming leg will take Cher into such secondary and tertiary markets as Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Rapid City, S.D.; Sioux City, Iowa; Green Bay, Wis.; Fargo, N.D.; Tulsa, Okla.; Hidalgo, Texas; Biloxi, Miss.; Toledo, Ohio; Springfield, Ill.; South Haven, Miss.; and Chattanooga, Tenn. She'll be out until late September.

But that's not to say Cher won't play more dates after that. "We may see a few more dates down the road," says Wavra. "If she comes back for another leg we may have to call it something a little different, like 'Never Can Say Goodbye.' "