Fans of the megastar Cher in the Detroit area got a bit of saddening news this week when it was announced that the entertainer would have to postpone the Michigan stop on her latest "Dressed to Kill" tour.
Originally scheduled to take place on Oct. 1, the concert has now been moved back to the later date of Nov. 23. The show will still take place at The Palace of Auburn Hills, and all original tickets will be valid for the re-scheduled show. Anyone unable to attend the newly-scheduled show may request a refund through the original point of purchase.
The Detroit stop was one of 10 that were forced to be moved to a later time after it was announced that Cher had been suffering from an "acute viral infection," according to a release from her publicists. No shows have been canceled at this point and the recording artist is determined to continue the "Dressed to Kill" tour. The original number of rescheduled shows was only two before further bed rest and recovery were recommended from Cher's doctors.
Cher turned 68 years old this year and has returned home to the Los Angeles area where she is recovering from her illness. Her current plans are to resume the tour again starting on Oct. 4th in Toronto.
The singer told the media back in March of this year that this would be her final tour ever and that after this tour was complete, she would be retiring from concert schedules. It should be noted that Cher said the exact same thing about retiring during her last massive tour.
"Dressed to Kill" is Cher's eighth solo North American tour and has received mostly-positive reviews thus far, including positive reactions to her still-powerful singing voice and always-interesting outfits. The first leg of the tour began back in March in support of the release of her twenty-fifth studio album, Closer to the Truth, which was released back in September of 2013.
The highly-successful '80s acts, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, originally opened the shows for the first half of the tour earlier this year until Cyndi Lauper filled out as opener for 36 shows over the summer. For the second half of the tour, including at the Detroit stop, Benatar and Giraldo will once again be opening the show.
The iconic music and television star does have a connection to the Motor City that many of her fans might not know about. Her late husband, Sonny Bono, was born in Detroit after his family emigrated here from Sicily.
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