If you can believe it, Cher will celebrate her 68th birthday next week. The seasoned performer isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, either, and on Wednesday announced she is adding even more dates to her current Dressed to Kill Tour.
The singer talked with Tamron Hall on NBC’s TODAY and revealed that her “farewell farewell” tour, as she’s put it, will add 14 new opportunities for fans to get the full Cher experience.
The newly-added dates begin in Albany, N.Y. in mid-September and run through October, including two shows at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 19 and 20. Ticket presales for the new markets will kick off Friday at 10 a.m. and run through 10 a.m. Sunday. The rest will then go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, May 19 at 10 a.m. local time. Cyndi Lauper will appear as a special guest on several dates, and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will join Cher on the expanded dates as well.
Dressed to Kill, which marks Cher’s eighth solo concert tour, kicked off March 22 in Phoenix and continues tonight in Jacksonville, Fla. It has been receiving some glowing reviews so far; the Houston Press even dared tell Queen Beyonce to step aside, saying she’s got nothing on Cher.
“We'll give you about 35 more years, and then we'll talk,” reviewer Angelica Leicht said. “Cher knows how to do this diva thing right.”
This particular show is said to feature plenty of razzle-dazzle, and the singer says her only job when she’s on stage is to “take you out of yourself [and] be part of this huge collective.” Longtime fans will also get a kick out of seeing a blast from the past when the show projects images of Cher’s late husband and singing partner Sonny Bono. The two perform their classic song “The Beat Goes On” in a duet of sorts, marking the first time Cher has included Bono in such a fashion on tour.
“Wherever he is, he’s going to be watching this and thinking ‘yes, finally!’,” she said.
Cher also revealed to TODAY that while she loves to perform and be with people, she’s also got a shy side and describes herself as being “very much of an introvert.” Hall then managed to get the performer to take a selfie with her, something Cher said she had never done before.
Dressed to Kill supports her 26th studio album, Closer to the Truth. Released in September 2013, the album peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.