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Cher Needs A Wig Room On Tour

Pop superstar Cher demands a special backstage room where she can keep all her wigs while she is on tour.

The veteran singer, who is preparing to launch her Dressed To Kill tour of North America in March (14), asks venue organisers to make sure she has space backstage for her huge collection of hairpieces, and prefers them to have a special separate “wig room”.

In Cher’s backstage tour rider, obtained by Thesmokinggun.com, staff are asked to provide a room with one large table and three chairs for the singer’s wigs, while a joint space for both wigs and costumes would be considered if they was no way a toupee room could be provided.

The Believe star requests a separate room for her massage therapist, as well as bouquets of freshly-cut lillies and gardenias for her dressing room.

She also asks for a TV showing classic movies, and places a ban on fake plants.

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Cher Tickets Stay Sunny For Dressed To Kill Tour

Cher shot to fame as part of the folk rock duet Sonny and Cher in 1965. Distinguished by her distinctive contralto, Cher has also become known for her dramatic chops – and, of course, her daring fashion statements ranging from the absolutely outrageous to the subtle and sublime.

Today, as one of the best-selling musical talents of all time, she has sold over 100 million solo albums. She has also sold over 40 million tracks as Sonny & Cher around the globe. She is also the only artist to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades; and as a result, has also become known as the The Goddess of Pop.

Now, at age 67, Cher is planning to take off on her first road trip since her 2005 Farewell Tour. Her latest effort, called Dressed to Kill, is in support of her just-released 26th album Closer to the Truth, and named after one of its new songs.

The 49-city trek hits 35 states. It kicks off at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona on March 22 and wraps at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California on July 11, 2014.

“With a tremendous fan base that spans three generations, Cher continues to trend at the top of our best-seller list,” said Marta Ault at online ticket marketplace BuyAnySeat.com.

“That’s why we’re proud to be able to offer fans the most comprehensive and continuously updated selection of concert tickets online, with a worry-free guarantee to protect their purchase.

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Following Phoenix, Cher performs in Houston, Dallas, North Little Rock, Tulsa, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Uncasville, Toronto, Boston, Indianapolis, Detroit, Buffalo, Montreal, Ottawa, Philly, Columbus, Cleveland, Charlotte, Raleigh, Brooklyn, and East Rutherford.

Next are concerts in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Orlando, Sunrise, Las Vegas, Denver, Lincoln, Kansas city, Louisville, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Rosemont, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Jose, Ontario, Los Angeles and Anaheim before wrapping in San Diego.

After becoming popular in 1965, Cher became a solo artist with million-selling singles such as “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” and “Half-Breed” – songs with daring, even controversial lyrics, that dealt with subjects rarely addressed in American popular music.

In the 1970s, she became a TV star with popular shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and Cher. After she and Sonny divorced in 1975, Cher experimented with various musical styles, including disco and new wave, before scoring as a successful live act in Las Vegas.

In the early 1980s, Cher made her Broadway debut and starred in the film Silkwood, earning her an Academy Award nod for Best Supporting Actress in 1983. Next, she starred in films such as Mask, The Witches of Eastwick and Moonstruck, for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1988. She made her directing debut in the 1996 film If These Walls Could Talk.

At the same time, she established herself as a rock singer with platinum albums such as Heart of Stone in 1989, and hit singles like “I Found Someone” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.” Over the last two decades, Cher continued to try new musical styles, including R&B and dance. She hit a new high in 1998 with “Believe,” which featured the pioneering use of Auto-Tune, now known as the “Cher effect.”

Cher’s last outing, The Farewell Tour, renamed The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour before its long run ended, played a record-breaking 325 dates for 5.5 million fans. In 2008, she signed a $60 million per-year deal to headline at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. (Source: usatoday.com 9/23/13)

Cher has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, among numerous other honors. Her other ventures have included fashion designing, writing books and managing the film production company Isis.

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Cher Lines Up TV Appearances for Album Release Next Week

Cher‘s launching a media blitz to promote her new album Closer to the Truth, which arrives Tuesday. It’s her first album of new material in more than a decade.

First off, a profile on the singer will air on CBS Sunday Morning with Anthony Mason. Then on Monday, she’ll kick things off on NBC’s Today show, performing her single “Woman’s World,” and being featured during the 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours of the show.

On Tuesday, Cher will visit her old pal David Letterman — who she once famously called a bad name — on The Late Show, and perform a song as well. And on October 1, look for her on Live with Kelly & Michael.

Heading further into next month, Cher’s appearances as a mentor on Blake Shelton‘s team on The View will air October 14, 15, 21 and 22.

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Cher Credits Success and Longevity To To Luck

Cher credits her longevity to a simple notion: luck.

“I really believe it’s luck,” she said in a new sit-down interview with CBS News’ Edward Lawrence. “I think it’s luck. It doesn’t make any sense that it’s not. I think you have to be lucky because I do what I do and it’s all well and good but it’s not rocket science. It’s just something. I believe it’s 50 percent luck.”

That “luck” Cher speaks of continues as she readies her new album, “Closer to the Truth,” due Sept. 24. The set marks the singer’s 26th solo album and her first since 2002’s “Living Proof.”

Armed with “great songs,” Cher said there’s not one track she doesn’t like on the album, which features a guest appearance by Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters.

Source: CBS News


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