Cher Postpones Tour Dates Due to 'Acute Viral Infection'
Cher has postponed the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an "acute viral infection," according to a representative for the singer. What was supposed to be the opening show in Albany, N.Y., on Sept. 11, will now take place on Oct. 6 and the Manchester, N.H., show that was to follow on Sept. 13 will now take place on Oct. 7.
Cher has been ordered to be on full bed rest for several days since seeing doctors over the weekend, necessitating the change in dates. The remainder of the tour is expected to stay the same.
Ticket holders unable to attend the rescheduled dates will have refunds available.
Cher's Dressed to Kill tour opened March 22 in Phoenix, seeing 610,812 attendees at 49 total shows -- all of which were sell-outs. The diva's tour had grossed a reported $54.9 million through the end of its first leg on July 11.
For the tour's second leg, Emmy Award-winning fashion designer Bob Mackie will be adding some extra glitter with new costumes. (The pair have collaborated for decades, but he couldn't design outfits for the first leg of the new tour due to time constraints.)
The Dressed to Kill Tour is Cher's first tour since her lengthy Living Proof Farewell Tour, which played 325 shows around the globe from 2002 through 2005.
Billboard was on hand at multiple shows throughout the new tour's first leg, including its recent stop at Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7. The icon was in fine form, belting out familiar hits like "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Believe" and "I Got You Babe," while mixing in new material from her most recent album, Closer to the Truth.
See all the dates below:
09-15 -- Allentown, PA - PPL Center
09-17 -- Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
09-19 -- New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
09-20 -- New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
09-22 -- Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
09-24 -- State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
09-26 -- Boston, MA - TD Garden
09-27 -- Hartford, CT - XL Center
09-29 -- Washington DC - Verizon Center
10-01 -- Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
10-04 -- Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10-06 -- Albany, NY - Times Union Center
10-07 -- Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
10-18 -- Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
10-20 -- Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
10-22 -- Moline, IL - iWireless Center
10-24 -- Chicago, IL - United Center
10-25 -- Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
10-27 -- Ft. Wayne, IN Allen - County War Memorial Coliseum
10-29 -- Fargo, ND - Fargodome
10-31 -- Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center
11-01 -- Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
11-03 -- Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
11-09 -- Lubbock, TX - United Supermarkets Arena
11-11 -- Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
11-13 -- Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center
11-15 -- Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center
11-19 -- North Charleston, SC - Charleston Coliseum