Here We Go Again Tour

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Here We Go Again Tour
World tour by Cher
Cher Here We Go Again Tour.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Location
Associated albumDancing Queen
Start dateSeptember 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
End dateMay 6, 2020 (2020-05-06)
Legs4
No. of shows
  • 75 in North America
  • 19 in Europe
  • 14 in Oceania
  • 108 Total
Attendance807,892
Box office$98.5 million (73 shows)
Cher concert chronology

The Here We Go Again Tour[1] is the seventh solo concert tour by American singer-actress Cher in support of her twenty-sixth studio album Dancing Queen. This is the first time the singer has embarked on a world tour since her Living Proof: The Farewell Tour (2002–2005). The tour started on September 21, 2018, and will conclude on May 6, 2020.[2][3][4][5]

Background[edit]

On May 7, 2018, it was announced via various media outlets that Cher would embark on her first Australian solo tour for more than a decade and her seventh solo concert tour overall.[6] On May 17, 2018, it was announced that Cher would add two more dates in Melbourne and Sydney due to "overwhelming demand".[3] On June 27, 2018, it was announced that Cher will visit New Zealand for a concert before continuing the tour in Australia. A second concert in New Zealand was announced shortly after.[7][8] On September 3, 2018, it was announced that Cher would "[...] farewell Melbourne" for a "third and final show" on October 6, 2018, due to high demand.[9][10] Later that same week, it was announced that Cher will take the Here We Go Again Tour to North America for 34 dates. The second leg of the tour started on January 17, 2019 in Florida and ended on May 30, 2019, in Vancouver.[4]

On December 11, 2018 it was announced that Cher would tour Europe for the first time in 15 years. The European leg of the tour started on September 26, 2019 in Berlin, Germany and finished on November 3, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Following this, Cher announced new tour dates in North America, beginning in Portland, Oregon on November 19, 2019.[11][12] On November 4, 2019, additional American dates were announced.[5]

Concert synopsis[edit]

The show starts with a video montage featuring many moments of Cher's career. After the intro ends, Cher appears wearing a purple toga and a blue wig, while standing on a flying platform and performing "Woman's World". The song is followed by "Strong Enough" and a 15-minute [13] long on stage monologue where she infamously asks the crowd "what's your granny doing tonight?" [14][15] She leaves for a costume change, while the "Gayatri Mantra" is played. She returns on a mechanical elephant and performs "All or Nothing". [16] The next act is started with a video interlude of Cher and her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, singing a medley of "Little Man" and "All I Ever Need is You". She starts performing "The Beat Goes On" followed by "I Got You Babe" with Bono joining her via a large-screen video monitor. [17] A video interlude of Cher performing "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" follows and the next act starts with her dancers performing a Burlesque-inspired dance routine. Finally, Cher enters the stage in a suit and sings "Welcome to Burlesque", followed by a costume change, with "Lie to Me" acrobatic interlude. She and her dancers reappear in 70's inspired clothes as she sings covers of ABBA's "Waterloo" and "SOS". Cher goes to an elevated platform and sings "Fernando", accompanied by a backdrop of fireworks.[18]

After a video montage of her career highlights as an actress, the next act sees Cher performing "After All". An interlude of "Heartbreak Hotel" plays as Cher changes costumes and sings "Walking In Memphis", which she dedicated to the first time she saw Elvis in concert. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" ends the act, and a guitar solo of "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" plays as a final intermission. Cher, in a black see-through bodysuit, appears to close the main set with performances of "I Found Someone" and "If I Could Turn Back Time". She leaves, and after a minute, returns to close the show with an encore performance of "Believe".[14]

Critical reception[edit]

The tour has received mostly positive reception from critics, praising Cher's vocals as well as the elements of the show and the costume changes. [19][20] The European leg of the tour has gained critical acclaim praising Cher's energy, performances, and humor.[21]

Set list[edit]

The following set list is from the concert on January 17 in Estero, Florida. It doesn’t represent all shows.

Notes

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, number of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Revenue
Oceania[1][23]
September 21, 2018 Auckland New Zealand Spark Arena DJ Andrew McClelland 16,020 / 16,710 $1,711,012
September 22, 2018
September 26, 2018 Newcastle Australia Newcastle Entertainment Centre 5,520 / 5,718 $819,642
September 28, 2018 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 13,669 / 13,669 $1,748,280
September 29, 2018
October 3, 2018 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 28,812 / 30,688 $3,467,164
October 5, 2018
October 6, 2018
October 9, 2018 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre 7,163 / 7,500 $793,794
October 12, 2018 Perth RAC Arena 13,132 / 13,132 $1,727,210
October 16, 2018 Wollongong WIN Entertainment Centre 3,893 / 4,012 $526,301
October 18, 2018 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena 21,791 / 22,547 $2,710,879
October 20, 2018
October 21, 2018 ICC Sydney Theatre 5,776 / 5,776 $473,641
North America[1][24]
January 17, 2019 Estero United States Hertz Arena Nile Rodgers
Chic
5,725 / 5,780 $993,700
January 19, 2019 Sunrise BB&T Center 13,774 / 14,231 $1,707,710
January 21, 2019 Orlando Amway Center 11,782 / 11,790 $1,421,883
January 23, 2019 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 10,024 / 10,024 $1,078,433
January 25, 2019 Duluth Infinite Energy Arena 9,903 / 9,903 $1,404,811
January 27, 2019 Raleigh PNC Arena 11,680 / 11,680 $1,076,880
January 29, 2019 Charlotte Spectrum Center 12,021 / 12,021 $1,147,111
January 31, 2019 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 13,262 / 13,262 $1,409,202
February 2, 2019 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum 10,069 / 10,069 $1,278,410
February 4, 2019 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 12,813 / 12,813 $1,319,776
February 6, 2019 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 12,504 / 12,504 $1,179,772
February 8, 2019 Chicago United Center 14,984 / 14,984 $2,009,018
February 10, 2019 Columbus Nationwide Arena 13,794 / 13,794 $1,513,123
February 12, 2019 Detroit Little Caesars Arena 11,695 / 11,695 $1,290,912
February 14, 2019 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse 11,484 / 11,484 $1,346,158
April 18, 2019 Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena 14,603 / 14,603 $1,584,708
April 20, 2019 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 14,823 / 14,823 $1,849,979
April 22, 2019 Toronto Canada Scotiabank Arena 15,657 / 15,657 $2,083,273
April 24, 2019 Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 12,366 / 12,366 $1,095,738
April 26, 2019 Buffalo United States KeyBank Center 14,371 / 14,371 $1,529,362
April 28, 2019 Boston TD Garden 13,192 / 13,192 $1,786,640
April 30, 2019 Springfield MassMutual Center 6,049 / 6,049 $959,190
May 2, 2019 Brooklyn Barclays Center 13,971 / 13,971 $2,249,111
May 3, 2019 Newark Prudential Center 13,374 / 13,374 $1,985,259
May 8, 2019 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena 10,410 / 10,410 $1,174,426
May 10, 2019 St. Louis Enterprise Center 14,404 / 14,404 $1,617,911
May 12, 2019 Milwaukee Fiserv Forum 11,719 / 11,719 $1,438,187
May 14, 2019 Omaha CHI Health Center Omaha 12,876 / 12,876 $1,324,294
May 16, 2019 Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center 10,415 / 10,415 $1,202,976
May 18, 2019 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 15,191 / 15,191 $1,874,158
May 23, 2019 Saskatoon Canada SaskTel Centre 8,233 / 8,233 $621,567
May 25, 2019 Edmonton Rogers Place 13,310 / 13,310 $1,302,866
May 28, 2019 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 11,669 / 11,669 $1,080,542
May 30, 2019 Vancouver Rogers Arena 13,604 / 13,604 $1,210,342
Europe[1][25][26][27]
September 26, 2019 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena Bright Light Bright Light 11,599 / 12,311 $1,266,973
September 28, 2019 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis n/a $2,203,760
September 30, 2019 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
October 3, 2019 Munich Germany Olympiahalle Bright Light Bright Light
KidCutUp
10,218 / 10,943 $1,111,549
October 5, 2019 Cologne Lanxess Arena 13,855 / 14,153 $1,336,597
October 7, 2019 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle Crimer
KidCutUp
10,092 / 10,642 $1,209,739
October 9, 2019 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 6,806 / 9,854 $1,017,272
October 11, 2019 Mannheim Germany SAP Arena Bright Light Bright Light
KidCutUp
7,868 / 8,192 $910,550
October 13, 2019 Hamburg Barclaycard Arena 9,919 / 11,000 $1,072,640
October 15, 2019 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena 13,015 / 13,015 $1,699,053
October 17, 2019 Stockholm Sweden Friends Arena 27,025 / 27,025 $2,274,898
October 20, 2019 London England The O2 Arena Paul Young
KidCutUp
28,440 / 31,092 $4,383,106
October 21, 2019
October 24, 2019 Manchester Manchester Arena 11,900 / 13,611 $1,855,063
October 26, 2019 Birmingham Arena Birmingham 11,296 / 13,255 $1,699,422
October 28, 2019 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro 10,703 / 11,701 $1,673,094
October 30, 2019 Leeds England First Direct Arena 9,407 / 11,206 $1,557,972
November 1, 2019 Dublin Ireland 3Arena Paul Young 7,905 / 8,323 $1,374,840
November 3, 2019 Belfast Northern Ireland SSE Arena Spring Break 7,199 / 7,650 $935,368
North America[1][5][28][26][29]
November 19, 2019 Portland United States Moda Center Nile Rodgers
Chic
13,399 / 13,399 $1,634,061
November 21, 2019 San Francisco Chase Center 13,115 / 13,115 $1,739,513
November 23, 2019 Glendale Gila River Arena 12,936 / 12,936 $1,608,662
November 25, 2019 Denver Pepsi Center
November 27, 2019 Chicago United Center
November 29, 2019 Toronto Canada Scotiabank Arena
December 3, 2019 New York City United States Madison Square Garden 27,495 / 27,495 $3,842,660
December 4, 2019
December 6, 2019 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
December 8, 2019 Boston TD Garden
December 10, 2019 Washington, D.C. Capital One Arena
December 13, 2019 New Orleans Smoothie King Center
December 15, 2019 Houston Toyota Center
December 17, 2019 San Antonio AT&T Center
December 19, 2019 Dallas American Airlines Center
March 6, 2020 El Paso Don Haskins Center
March 8, 2020 Edinburg Bert Ogden Arena
March 10, 2020 Bossier City CenturyLink Center
March 12, 2020 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena
March 14, 2020 North Little Rock Simmons Bank Arena
March 16, 2020 Memphis FedExForum
March 18, 2020 Birmingham Legacy Arena
March 20, 2020 North Charleston North Charleston Coliseum
March 22, 2020 Pensacola Pensacola Bay Center
March 24, 2020 Miami American Airlines Arena
March 26, 2020 Tampa Amalie Arena
April 7, 2020 Cincinnati Heritage Bank Center
April 9, 2020 Madison Kohl Center
April 11, 2020 Fargo Fargodome
April 13, 2020 Green Bay Resch Center
April 16, 2020 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
April 18, 2020 Kansas City Sprint Center
April 20, 2020 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena
April 22, 2020 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena
April 24, 2020 Casper Casper Events Center
April 26, 2020 Billings First Interstate Arena
April 28, 2020 Salt Lake City Vivint Smart Home Arena
April 30, 2020 Nampa Ford Idaho Center
May 2, 2020 Spokane Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
May 4, 2020 Everett Angel of the Winds Arena
May 6, 2020 Sacramento Golden 1 Center
Total 807,892 / 826,153 (98%) $98,532,143

Cancelled shows[edit]

List of cancelled concerts, showing date, city, country, venue and reason for cancellation
Date City Country Venue Reason
May 21, 2019 Winnipeg Canada Bell MTS Place Illness[30][31]

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Here We Go Again Tour program credits.[32]

  • Cher – lead vocals
  • Nick Cua – tour director
  • Ollie Marland – musical director
  • Bob Mackie – costume designer

Band

  • Ollie Marland and Darrell Smith – keyboards
  • Joel Hoekstra – guitar
  • Ashley Reeves – guitar
  • Jason Sutter – drums
  • Jodi Katz – background vocals
  • Nikki Tillman – background vocals

Dancers

  • Ferly Prado – dancer
  • Marlon Pelayo – dancer
  • Daniel Dory – dancer
  • Melanie Lewis-Yribar – dancer
  • Jamal Story – dancer
  • Ben Bigler – dancer
  • Britta Grant – dancer
  • Bailey Swift – dancer
  • Sumayah McRae – dancer
  • SheilaJoy Burford – dancer
  • Dujuan Smart Jr. – dancer

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