List of Cher concert tours

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Cher performing during the Living Proof: The Farewell Tour, one of the highest-grossing tours of all time

This is a list of concert tours by Cher, an American singer-actress. Since 1979, Cher as solo, has embarked on six worldwide concert tours performing in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Cher's first live concert performance was with her ex-husband Sonny Bono in 1966 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.[1]

In 1979, Cher started her first solo concert tour, the Take Me Home Tour, with performances in Europa and North America in 1979. After the success with disco music, Cher and her boyfriend at the time, Les Dudek, formed the new wave band Black Rose with which she did her first mini-tour, The Black Rose Show. Black Rose band during their tour were the opening act for Bob Seger in Europe and for Hall & Oates during the 1980 summer in North America.[2]

After eight years off the road, Cher did her second solo sold-out tour in 1990, the Heart of Stone Tour, which was followed up by 1992's Love Hurts Tour. The Love Hurts Tour is well known by fans for cancellations due to Cher's illness.[3][4]

After the huge success of the Believe album, she did her 1999/2000 Do You Believe? tour. Finally, in 2002, she embarked on her so far last concert tour, the marathon Living Proof: The Farewell Tour, which lasted from June 2002 until April 2005. The tour featured a total 325 shows, the most ever for a concert tour by a female solo artist, and grossed more than $250 million,[5] becoming Cher's highest-grossing tour ever. Cher closed the farewell tour in April 2005 at the Hollywood Bowl. It was the most successful tour by a single female solo artist at that time.[6]

Since May 2008, Cher has been performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada with her new show, Cher at the Colosseum. She has signed for 200 shows over the span of three years. She is being paid $180 million for her return.[7]

After her residency at the Caesars Palace which lasted form 2008-2011, Cher began touring with the Dressed to Kill Tour in 2014 after the release of her album Closer to the Truth.[8] Cher is one of the most successful touring artists, she was placed at #3 among most successful female artists and at #23 overall on Billboard's Top Live Artists From 1990-2014 list.[9]

Concert tours[edit]

Year Title Dates Number of
performances
Release format(s)
1980–1982
Take Me Home Tour May 10, 1980–May 14, 1980 (Europe)
June 5, 1981– August 11, 1982 (North America)
November 26, 1981–December 6, 1981 (Australia)
16
1990
Heart of Stone Tour March 31, 1990–August 29, 1990 (North America)
October 14, 1990–October 23, 1990 (Europe)
November 5, 1990–November 12, 1990 (Australia)
66
VHS, Laserdisc, DVD
1991–1992
Love Hurts Tour April 15, 1992–May 27, 1992 (Europe)
October 23, 1992–November 1, 1992 (North America)
29
1999–2000
Do You Believe? June 16, 1999–September 28, 1999 (North America)
October 15, 1999–December 15, 1999 (Europe)
December 18, 1999 (Africa)
December 30, 1999–March 4, 2000 (North America)
122
VHS, DVD
2002–2005
Living Proof: The Farewell Tour June 12, 2002–January 3, 2004 (North America)
May 8, 2004–July 2, 2004 (Europe)
July 23, 2004–February 7, 2005 (North America)
February 20, 2005–March 18, 2005 (Australasia)
April 7, 2005–April 30, 2005 (North America)
325
VHS, DVD, CD
2014
Dressed to Kill Tour March 22, 2014–November 3, 2014 (North America)
79

Notable concerts[edit]

Year Title Dates Number of
performances
Release format(s)
1980
Live in Monte Carlo May 10, 1980
1
1979–1982
A Celebration at Caesar's Palace August 16, 1979–August 11, 1982 (North America)
97
2008–2011
Cher at the Colosseum May 6, 2008–February 5, 2011 (North America)
192

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cher to Take Final Bow in Los Angeles". PR Newswire. 2005-01-31. Retrieved 2010-01-07. 
  2. ^ Kozak, Roman (1980-10-25). O Records offering 7-inch Mini Albums. Billboard. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Cher DK about the Love Hurts Tour". Geocities.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  4. ^ "Love Hurts : by Edriel". Just Plain Cher, 2003-07-15. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  5. ^ "Cher Biography". Bio: The Biography Channel. British Sky Broadcasting. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  6. ^ "Madonna world tour 'sets record'". BBC News Online. 2006-09-26. Retrieved 2010-01-07. 
  7. ^ "'Believe' It! Cher's Returning To Vegas". Accesshollywood.com. 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  8. ^ Leach, Robin (2010-04-23). "Strip Scribbles: Cher plans to tour after Colosseum residency ends". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  9. ^ "Rolling Stones No. 1 on List of Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990". Billboard.com. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-05-27.