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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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Scissor Sisters join Lady Gaga on Monster Ball World Tour


Scissor Sisters will join Lady Gaga on the early 2011 run of her Monster Ball World Tour, which kicks off this Saturday, February 19th, at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall. The band will open on a total of 24 dates, including shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Arena (February 21st & 22nd), Los Angeles’ Staples Center (March 28th) and Honda Center in Anaheim (March 31st). While on the road with Lady Gaga, Scissor Sisters will also play a series of headlining dates. See below for a complete itinerary.

The band, recently nominated for a GLAAD Award in the “Outstanding Music Artist” category, will perform “Running Out” on “Late Show with Dave Letterman” tonight. The track is from Scissor Sisters’ latest album, Night Work, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums Chart and inside the Top 20 of The Billboard 200.

Scissor Sisters Join Lady Gaga on 20100 Monster Ball Tour

Scissor Sisters will be joining Lady Gaga on the early 2011 run of her Monster Ball World Tour, beginning with the February 19th show at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and including two consecutive nights at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Arena (February 21st & 22nd) and shows in numerous other cities. See below for itinerary.
“We Scissor Sisters are thrilled to be a part of Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour in 2011. It’s a perfect opportunity to join forces with such a kindred spirit,” said the band.
Scissor Sisters recently completed a North American headlining jaunt, which elicited stellar reviews. Critics came out in force for the band’s two sold-out shows at New York City’s Terminal 5.
“The smiles, showmanship, disco-era revivalism and finely calibrated ironies are the essence of Scissor Sisters, a New York City band that keeps people dancing to its in-jokes,” noted The New York Times’ Jon Pareles whileThe Huffington Post marveled: “For the next 100 minutes, we were treated to a nonstop sensual assault.” The New York Post praised the band’s “powerhouse set,” observing: The colorful, burlesque-inspired show combined fashion, frantic dance moves and falsetto vocal harmonies that would have made the Bee Gees jealous. The Scissor Sisters also projected a B-52’s-like knack for call-and-response party anthems.”
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Pop’s Scissor Sisters Annoy=unce North American Tour

Scissor Sisters will launch an extensive North American tour in support of their latest album, Night Work, which was hailed as “dirty fun” by The New York Times and included on Spin.com’s list of “25 Summer Albums That Matter Most.”  Upon its release last week, Night Work rocketed to the top of iTunes’ Top Pop Albums chart and into the Top 10 of iTunes’ Top Albums chart.
The tour will commence on August 21st at Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre and include a show at Terminal 5 (August 24th) in the band’s hometown of New York City and a night at Los Angeles’ historic Hollywood Palladium (September 11th). The jaunt will conclude on September 16th in Vancouver, BC at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. Scissor Sisters are once again bringing along renowned DJ Sammy Jo to kick off the festivities. Tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 9th; see below for details. To purchase tickets, please visit www.scissorsisters.com.
Scissor Sisters are in the midst of a worldwide tour, which has included stops at the Glastonbury Festival, where they were joined by special guest Kylie Minogue, and the iTunes Festival in London. The band will play festivals in Europe, Australia and Japan prior to kicking off the tour’s North American leg. Scissor Sisters will also play a series of U.K. dates in December. See below for North American and U.K. itineraries.
“As anyone who’s seen it will attest, their live act is a ride,” saidLondon’s Sunday Times, which praised Night Work as “a naughty new album that’s a tour de force.” “This is the album that really symbolizes what they sound like live,” friend and collaborator Elton John recently told The New York Times while Filter called it “a dance album filled to the brim that could make even a corpse twitch”
Night Work’ makes no apologies…this here is the year’s most striking reinvention,” observed NME while Rolling Stone said: “Three albums in, the Sisters are as gleefully hedonistic as ever.” “New York’s disco-new wave party people are in freak mode on their third disc Night Work, dropping crass come-ons and slutty entendres like parade confetti (gay, straight, you name it),” said Entertainment Weekly, which gave the record an A-.Q awarded the album four stars in a two-page lead review, observing: “they translate anxiety into dancefloor electricity.”
“It is, in a word – stunning,”said accesshollywood.comof lead single,“Fire With Fire,” while the New York Post said the song “channels the band’s inner disco ball with amped-up bass lines and a hedonistic spirit.” Philip Andelman (Lenny Kravitz, Beyoncé, John Mayer) lensed the accompanying video.
   
With over seven million albums sold worldwide, Scissor Sisters have been described as “one of the most improbable and endearing success stories of recent years” by Rolling StoneThe band – comprising Jake Shears, Ana Matronic (vocals), Babydaddy (guitar/bass/keyboards) and Del Marquis (guitar) – released its self-titled debut album in 2004. It became the best-selling album in the UK that year and earned the band three BRIT awards in 2005. Stateside, Scissor Sisters performed on “Saturday Night Live” and enjoyed success at pop radio with “Take Your Mama,” which was licensed by numerous TV shows. Ta-Dah, released in 2006, debuted at No. 1 on the UK album chart while lead track I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'” simultaneously topped the UK singles chart.
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