The goddess that is Cher just announced her first UK live tour in 14 years, and we’re getting ready to shoop shoop shoop.
It’s official: Christmas has definitely come early this year (and, by god, we needed it). On Tuesday 11 December, Cher announced that she will be touring the UK for the first time in 14 years – and she’ll be bringing all of her gorgeous ABBA cover songs along with her, too.
“I’m very excited to bring this show to the UK,” said Cher. “It was the first country to embrace Sonny & Cher, and it’s where we created and had our first success with Believe.
“It’s really my second home.”
Since launching her career, Cher has sold enough records to be considered one of the best-selling musicians in history, and has plenty of accolades under her belt: think a Grammy Award, Emmy Award, Academy Award along with three Golden Globe Awards and many more for a number of her artistic endeavours.
We have a feeling, then, that tickets will be incredibly popular and guaranteed to sell out fast. Here’s how to get your mitts on some (without committing any felonies, that is)…
Where will Cher perform on tour?
Cher will play five arena concerts in October 2019, beginning with a headline slot at London’s O2 Arena. These are the tour dates:
Sunday 20 October – London’s O2 Arena
Thursday 24 October – Manchester Arena
Saturday 26 October – Birmingham Arena
Monday 28 October – The SSE Hydro in Glasgow
Wednesday 30 October – Leeds’ First Direct Arena
What songs will Cher be performing on tour?
Cher will play 50 years of classic hit singles (think Shoop Shoop Shoop, Turn Back Time, Believe, Strong Enough, and Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves), as well as ABBA covers from her latest album Dancing Queen, her highest charting set in 26 years.
How much will Cher tickets cost?
Tickets for Cher’s UK headline shows will range from £45 to £150 each, excluding fees. However, if you want to get some tickets, you may want to be quick as Cher’s return to the nation has been highly anticipated for years, and it is expected that they will sell out fast. Which means that, yes, some tickets may appear on resale sites at inflated prices (possibly even up to as much as £900).
Any tips for bagging tickets?
- Load up the ticketing website ahead of time (at least 15 minutes early).
- If you’re using a laptop or iPad, make sure it’s on charge. Ensure you have the exact card and address details to hand.
- Tickets are not reserved until you enter your details so you’ll want to nominate someone who’s quick at typing.
- Don’t make the fatal mistake of trying to book using multiple browser tabs as this can upset the system. This is because most web browsers do not create a separate user session per tab – information is shared between all tabs for any given website. Open one tab, and persevere.
- While it may be advised not to use more than one tab in a single browser, apparently using multiple browsers could be a wiser course of action. Think Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer all open on one window (and one tab only).
- If you’re able to join the virtual queue using multiple devices (think your phone, computer and tablet), then by all means give it a go to boost your chances of obtaining tickets.
- Continuing to refresh your browser could help you move further along the online queue.
- Check how many tickets you are allowed to buy in one purchase. If you try to buy more than the limited number, your booking may be cancelled without notice, meaning nobody gets to go.
- And remember… keep up-to-date with the latest ticket news on Twitter. If anything changes with these tickets – anything at all – then this is how you will find out.
Tickets for Cher in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Leeds will be available from 10am on Friday 14 December 2018. You can buy your tickets here.