Dress to Kill Tour is the eighth solo concert tour by Cher. Launched in support of her twenty-fifth studio album, Closer to the Truth. The show began with Cher atop a pedestal in a glittering gown and feathered headdress singing “Woman’s World” off her recent album Closer to the Truth surrounded by dancers and backing vocalists. Like the show we saw in Vegas in 2009, was a mass of sights and sounds. Almost every song had its own set theme. A gladiator-themed performance of “Strong Enough” followed the feminist anthem just before a brief monologue where the singer converses with the audience. Performances of “Dressed to Kill,” where she twirled on a chandelier, and “The Beat Goes On” came next, followed by a poignant duet of “I Got You Babe” with footage of her late-husband Sonny Bono appearing on the video screens behind her. During a performance of “Take It Like a Man”, Cher emerged from a gilded Trojan horse wearing a Helen of Troy-inspired gladiator outfit alongside her dancers. She then dedicated her cover of Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis” to the moment when she and her mother saw Elvis Presley live in concert. Cher followed the performance with the hit “Just Like Jesse James” and “Heart of Stone”.
After a brief interlude featuring clips from Cher’s films, the singer then paid tribute to her appearance in the 2010 film Burlesque with “Welcome to Burlesque” and “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.” The dancers then paraded around the main floor as Cher sang “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” and “Dark Lady” before donning an orange floor-length Native American feathered headdress to sing “Half-Breed.”
She then changed into her famous black see-through bodysuit to perform “I Found Someone” and “If I Could Turn Back Time prior to singing her 1998 chart-topping dance hit “Believe” in a neon pink costume and bobbed wig.
The show continued as Cher returned to the stage to perform her recent single “I Hope You Find It” and then being slowly raised up on a platform above the audience amid sparkling lights. After making her way to the back of the arena, she returned to the stage to bow and blow kisses.
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