It was an experience of a lifetime for all who witnessed musical icon and Academy Award-winner Cher as she made a stop at the nearly packed CenturyLink Center Tuesday evening in Bossier on her “Here We Go Again” tour.
Special guests Nile Rodgers and Chic got the party started, performing the group’s disco hits like “Le Freak” and “Good Times,” along with later smashes that Rodgers either produced (David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”) or co-wrote (Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”).
From there, Cher floated from the ceiling of the arena on a pedestal donning an electric blue-hair wig and blue sequence belting out “Strong Enough.” After a quick costume change she then proceeded to perform “All or Nothing.”
Paying tribute to her late ex-husband and musical partner Sonny Bono, Cher sang “And the Beat Goes On,” as a duet with a Sonny video track. The one-time mayor of Palm Springs (and California congressman) also appears in digitally manipulated footage for a duet on the pair’s signature hit, “I Got You Babe,” which Cher joked she had planned to save for her next farewell tour.
During the 80-minute show Cher also performed “After All” dressed as a golden Botticelli Virgin, “Walking in Memphis” and “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss).”
Cher kept the crowd screaming until the end, emerging onstage in that familiar ‘80s hair and black leotard to perform hits “I Found Someone” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.”