Cher to perform first Perth show as part of greatest hits arena tour

Cher is bringing her arena tour to Perth for the first time. Picture: Machado Cicala Morassut.
Cher is bringing her arena tour to Perth for the first time. Picture: Machado Cicala Morassut.

POP superstar Cher will perform in Perth for the first time this year as part of her Here We Go Again tour.

It is the first time Cher has brought her tour to Australia in 13 years, and comes off the back of her appearance at the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in March.

“My visit to Sydney’s Mardi Gras reminded me how unique and beautiful Australia is,” she said.

“It’s been 13 years since I toured there so I thought ‘let’s do it one more time’.”

Cher is expected to perform for more than 90 minutes, reeling out a string of hits such as Believe, If I Could Turn Back Time, Strong Enough and even going as far back as I Got You Babe.

Cher’s incredible career spans more than 50 years, harking back to the 1960s when she and fledgling producer Sonny Bono became pop sensations with the worldwide smash I Got You Babe.

Their attention-grabbing hair and clothes were an early hint of Cher’s subsequent influence on the world of fashion.

Cher stunned the music world with yet another dramatic re-invention in the 1980s, culminating with her controversial hit video for If I Could Turn Back Time.

But it would be her venture into dance music with the Grammy-winning, 20-million-selling Believe that eclipsed it all.

Cher plays at Perth Arena on Friday, October 12.

Tickets are on sale Friday, May 18 at 10am Perth time.

Visit cher.com and livenation.com.au for information.