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Cher tour dates: Was Cher a better singer or actress in the '80s



Would I be a jerk if I just said I prefer Cher as an actress rather than a singer? Oh, okay. Because I do. I know some people are excited about Cher's announcement that she's preparing for a 49-city tour to begin in March (see the full list of concert dates and locations below). I'd rather comb my way through my DVDs and rewatch her in Mask.

Her tour includes three stops in Florida; the nearest stop to Tampa Bay is Orlando at the Amway Center on May 16. And truth is, despite what you remember, Cher had a few hits in the '80s. Five charters, in fact.

But look at the songs below and her movie credits and tell me: What Cher a better singer or actor in the '80s?


1. If I Could Turn Back Time (1989): Her biggest hit by far in our decade, it rose to No. 3 on the U.S. charts.

2. After All (1989): I always think of this as a Peter Cetera song. Still do.

3. I Found Someone (1987): Originally written for Laura Branigan, Cher made it into a bigger hit.

4. We All Sleep Alone (1988): Written by Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child and Richie Sambora. I had no idea.

5. Skin Deep (1988): This barely cracked the charts, ultimately landing at No. 79.


1. Mask (1985): Ending breaks my heart every time.

2. Moonstruck (1987): Other people would tap this as her No. 1 movie. Eh. Great flick, but a little overacted.

3. Silkwood (1983): Cher won this part over Lily Tomlin.

4. Suspect (1987): Love this flick, but seriously can't see the spark between her and Dennis Quaid.

5. The Witches of Eastwick (1987): This film is more Jack's than Cher's.


March 22 – Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
March 24 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
March 26 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
March 28 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
March 29 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
March 31 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
April 2 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
April 4 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
April 5 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
April 7 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
April 9 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
April 11 – Indianapolis, Ind., Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 12 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
April 23 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
April 25 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
April 26 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre
April 28 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
April 30 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
May 2 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
May 5 – Charlotte, N.C.,  Time Warner Cable Arena
May 7 – Raleigh, N.C., PNC Arena
May 9 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
May 10 – East Rutherford, N.J., IZOD Center
May 12 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
May 14 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
May 16 – Orlando, Fla., Amway Center
May 17 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center
May 25 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 28 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
May 30 – Lincoln, Neb., Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 31 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
June 2 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
June 4 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
June 6 – Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center
June 7 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
June 9 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
June 11 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
June 20 – Winnipeg, Man., MTS Centre
June 21 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Credit Union Centre
June 23 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
June 25 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
June 27 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
June 28 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
June 30 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
July 2 – San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose
July 5 – Ontario, Calif., Citizens Business Bank Arena
July 7 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
July 9 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center
July 11 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center


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