‘Here We Go Again’: Cher to hit the road in early 2019

If you ever thought Cher was going to retire from the music world and touring then apparently you don’t understand the iconic singer very well. On Friday (Sept. 7), the legendary performer unveiled plans to hit the touring circuit during the months of January, February, April, and May of 2019 in support of her ABBA covers album, Dancing Queen. Dubbed the Here We Go Again Tour —a direct lyric from “Mamma Mia”— the early 2019 tour will begin on Jan. 17, 2019 at the Germain Arena in Fort Myers, Florida and conclude May 18, 2019 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tickets for the upcoming shows will go on sale beginning next Friday, Sept. 14.

The surprise tour announcement was made during Cher’s appearance on The Ellen Show earlier in the day. Before announcing the massive tour itinerary, Cher performed her cover of ABBA’s 1975 hit song, “SOS.”

The tour will be in support of the songstress’ forthcoming album, Dancing Queen. Dancing Queen is due out Sept. 28 through Warner Bros. Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available here.

The announcement comes months after Cher co-starred in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again as the mother of Meryl Streep’s character Donna and the grandmother of Amanda Seyfried’s character Sophie. During the press tour for the film, Cher revealed she had an ABBA covers album in the works.

The 30-stop tour will be Cher’s first tour in almost five years. Cher’s last official United States tour was her Dressed to Kill run which took place in 2014 and 2015. That excursion followed the “Believe” singer’s Living Proof: The Farewell Tour which took place in 2002. The complete itinerary for the Here We Go Again Tour can be seen below.

CHER’S HERE WE GO AGAIN 2019 TOUR DATES:

Jan. 17 – Ft. Myers, FL @ Germain Arena
Jan. 19 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Jan. 21 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Jan. 23 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Jan. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
Jan. 27 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Jan. 29 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Jan. 31 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 2 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Feb. 4 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 6 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 8 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Feb. 10 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Feb. 12 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Feb. 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
April 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
April 22 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
April 24 – Ottawa, ON @ Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
April 26 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
April 28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
April 30 – Springfield, MA @ MassMutual Center
May 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
May 3 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
May 8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
May 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
May 14 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha
May 16 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 18 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

Listen: Cher drops emotional ‘SOS’ cover

“SOS” will join previously released track” Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! A Man After Midnight” on Cher’s upcoming ABBA covers album, Dancing Queen. The forthcoming record is due out Sept. 28 through Warner Bros. Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available here.

Another Lady Gaga Track Leaks

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Just when Lady Gaga thought that she had won the battle against those pesky hackers, the hackers have once again one-upped the pop star by releasing another track from her highly anticipated new album, ARTPOP.

This time, the track is the long rumored song that would have the original musical chameleon, Cher. The song is titled, “The Greatest Thing,” which sounds a lot more like something that Cher would put out rather than Gaga. The newly leaked track was apparently put under lock and key when Gaga was reportedly unhappy with the final outcome.

Back in June Cher tweeted about the song where she reveals the reason why it was not going to see the light of day, at least until today. “It’s done & she doesn’t like it, or want it to come out. She’s an artist, it’s up to her. I’m disappointed 2,” she tweeted.

Lady Gaga and Cher first met on the infamous night when Gaga wore her meat dress at MTV’s Video Music Awards back in 2010 where she accepted the award for “Video of the Year from Cher. “I never thought I’d be asking Cher to hold my meat purse,” the pop star began her acceptance speech.

While the song was taken down almost as quickly as it made its way onto the internet, fans and haters alike can take a look at the lyrics below. (NOTE: click here and you can now hear the song)

THE GREATEST THING LYRICS

I don’t know why you’re hurt inside
Or what was said to make you cry
I hope that you can see
You are the greatest thing to me and when
You feel like your not enough
I’ll give you wings I’ll lift you up
I hope that you can see you are
The greatest, greatest thing to me

I don’t wanna waste another day
And took hand off you up in the middle of the day
What I can see is you waste another day

Cuz when I’m with you I fall apart,
I see your permanently broken heart.
Baby, your the greatest to me,
No, no matter what, what, what
I don’t know why you’re hurt inside
Or what was said to make you cry
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Thing to me and when
You feel like your not enough
I’ll give you wings I’ll lift you up
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Greatest thing to me

I don’t wanna waste another day
And took hand off you up in the middle of the day
What I can see is you waste another day

Cuz when I’m with you I fall apart,
I see your permanently broken heart.
Baby, your the greatest to me,
No, no matter what, what, what

I don’t know why you’re hurt inside
Or what was said to make you cry
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Thing to me and when
You feel like your not enough
I’ll give you wings I’ll lift you up
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Greatest thing to me

I don’t know why you’re hurt inside
Or what was said to make you cry
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Thing to me and when
You feel like your not enough
I’ll give you wings I’ll lift you up
I hope that you can see you are the greatest
Greatest thing to me

Well Gaga, the hackers have called your bluff; your move.