Cher Farewell Tour
February 02, 2005
Cher "Farewell Tour". Cher is to Take Final Bow in Los Angeles; April 30th Hollywood Bowl Concert to Be Her Last Live Performance.
After three years, over 3 million tickets sold and more than 3,000 costume changes, Cher will bring her long- running "Farewell Tour" to an end with a 325th and final performance April 30th at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.
Nearly 40 years have passed since Sonny & Cher first performed at the Hollywood Bowl. Now, that venue will serve again as a fitting bookend to her unrivaled live performance career.
Cher's "Farewell Tour" has been an incredible spectacle -- a hits-laden career overview that traverses five decades with trademark tunes from each era. "I Got You Babe," "If I Could Turn Back Time" and "Believe" incite glorious production numbers that sparkle with signature Bob Mackie costumes and dazzling choreography.
Critically acclaimed by The New York Times, called "Flawless" by Newsweek, "Everything a Cher fan could want" by the Boston Globe and "Cher delight" by the Houston Chronicle, this extravaganza is the result of the diva's promise to deliver fans "the 'Cher-est' show on Earth."
And Cher's fans have responded accordingly, fervently demanding repeat performances time and again, resulting in 10 New York City-area plays, including six sold-out appearances at Madison Square Garden; eight sold-out nights at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena; six Los Angeles-area concerts; six Chicago performances; six Phoenix-area dates; five in the Boston area; four in Detroit and even three in Council Bluffs, IA. Cher's endless devotion to her fans racked up 20 concerts in Florida and 17 in Texas alone.
Cher's farewell triumphs also include a sold-out European tour and her first visit to Russia, where she appeared in St. Petersburg as well as for two nights at the Kremlin in Moscow. Cher also performed three packed concerts in Mexico City, her first-ever shows there. In February, she heads to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in more than a decade before returning home for the finale.
NBC's televised special of her concert drew more than 17 million viewers and won three Emmy Awards, with the DVD release of that program becoming an instant chart-topper. The "Very Best of Cher" CD (see here), released to coincide with the tour, has sold in excess of 2 million copies, achieving double-platinum status.
Tickets to Cher's upcoming Hollywood Bowl performance will go on sale Monday, February 7th at 10 AM. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets including all Tower Records, Robinsons-May, Ritmo Latino and Wherehouse Music locations.
Date - City - Venue
February 2 Colorado Springs, CO World Arena & Ice Hall
February 4 Wichita Falls, TX Kay Yeager Coliseum
February 5 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Arena
February 7 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
April 7 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
April 9 Ottawa, ON Corel Centre
April 10 London, ON John Labatt Centre
April 12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
April 13 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
April 16 Chicago, IL United Center
April 18 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
April 23 Victoria, BC Save On Foods Memorial Ctre
April 26 Kamloops, BC Sport Mart Place
April 30 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Cher "The Farewell Tour" DVD: ORDER IT NOW.
I saw CHER in concert last month in Bakersfield, drove 3 hours and when I was seated, the person next to me was from the same city that I was from....It was a FANTASTIC show....I'm hoping to see her at the Hollywood Bowl....I love her so much....The concert program was on of the very best I have ever seen...if you haven't bought one , it is a must!......Everyone I have shown it to is in AWE of the DIVA!.....Thanks Sonny for finding CHER.....and the beat goes on and on and on and on.......
Posted by: priscilla | February 11, 2005 at 04:49 AM
I wanted to see Cher in concert soooo bad but missed her both times she was even close. But looks like i am not going to suceed in seeing her live so i watched her dvd and it was the greatest concert i have ever seen. We will all miss her new music.
Posted by: Betty | April 22, 2005 at 12:04 AM
Just came back from Cher's last farewell tour at the Hollywood Bowl. The show was perfect: the songs, the sets, the special effects, the dancers were all spectacular. What impressed me most (besides Cher herself of course) was the PACING. There was never a dull moment and likewise there was never a "sensory overload" like you get at so many event concerts: too loud music, too much flashing lights, I never once looked at my watch, wondering 'how long is this part going to last.'
Posted by: Michaelina Lee | May 01, 2005 at 09:43 AM