Little girls can leave their blond wigs at home for Miley Cyrus' Wonder World concert Tuesday. Miley is way past Hannah Montana and boy does it show, all the way down to her Daisy Duke shorts. She just turned 17, a rebellious, painful and exciting age — and you'll get that sense in her eye-popping tour. Looking at reviews so far, here is some of what you can expect:
• There are no stripper poles, but Miley is blossoming with sexuality in a dizzying 10 costume changes. Overall the show is fairly tame, but parents of younger Hannah fans might raise an eyebrow at the skintight outfits and go-go dancing.
• She performs some of her earlier music, like a more mature version of Girls Night Out, but sorry, no The Best of Both Worlds, her signature Hannah song. Miley does rock Party in the USA, The Climb and When I Look at You, which is the theme song from her upcoming film The Last Song. The ballads are boring, overdone and sometimes off-tune.
• A lot of wow moments: She flies over the audience in a motorcycle while belting out a cover of Joan Jett's I Love Rock 'n' Roll; dancers are suspended in midair to flap like insects for Fly on the Wall; and she rambles down a flight of stairs in an ATV. All with a gaggle of dancers and massive sets.
Don't forget about the paperless tickets, which haven't seemed to be a problem at previous venues. Fans must have the credit card used to buy the tickets to get into the concert. An ID must be shown as well. Ushers will swipe the credit card and give fans seat locator slips. Each person attending must be present at the same time to get in.
The show is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $39.50-$79.50. (813) 301-2500. Opening is Metro Station, with frontman Trace Cyrus (Miley's older half-brother) and Mason Musso (older brother of Mitchel Musso from Hannah Montana).