Concert Review: American Icon Cher delivers her own Valentine to Bankers Life Fieldhouse!

2019-02-14 - Cher delivers her final tour to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Photos by: Pix Meyers
2019-02-14 - Cher delivers her final tour to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Photos by: Pix Meyers

Indianapolis, IN. –  Bankers Life Fieldhouse was a buzz Thursday, February 14th in anticipation for American Icon CHER to hit the stage.  The Fieldhouse was packed as hit-maker and record producer Niles Rodgers and Chic got the party started with famous disco classics like “Everybody Dance”, “I Want Your Love”, “Dance, Dance, Dance” and “Le Freak” as the crowd danced and sang along.  In between songs, Niles talked up the audience, reminding them that some of music’s most beloved tunes like “I’m Coming Out/Upside Down” by Miss Diana Ross and “Let’s Dance” by the late, great David Bowie were produced by Niles.  Chic featuring Niles Rodgers ended their energetic set with a remix of “Good Times/Rapper’s Delight” leaving the crowd amped up and ready to go for the main event!

After a 15 minute start delay, the lights dimmed and the crowd jumped to their feet as a stunning video monologue of Cher over the years flashed before their eyes and the “Here We Go Again” Tour exploded onto the stage.  For this correspondent, it was a full circle experience as Sonny & Cher had been my very first concert on August 19, 1972 and now I was photographing and reviewing her final tour.  Who could have imagined that the 3 1/2 year old girl with stars in her eyes would be standing here now!! 

With an elaborate stage production, video monologues, stunning lighting, costume changes, dancers, and aerial performances, this show was everything you would expect from Cher’s final tour and more.  It felt like she had brought her Vegas show to Indianapolis. It was definitely a labor of love to her fans; spanning decades of music, movies, and photos, Cher shared with us some of her cherished memories including a nod to her mentor and ex-husband, Sonny Bono, her very first concert (Elvis), and her experience and feelings at winning one of Hollywood’s most highest honors, “A f*#cking Oscar!”  

At 72 years old (yep, 72!) the “Goddess of Pop” reminded us to believe in yourself and follow your dreams!! Pointing to one young fan asking, “What’s your granny doing tonight?” as she turned and skipped off stage for another costume change.  And that was one of the best parts about this show….as you looked around in the crowd, you saw faces young and old; small children to older adults – All singing, laughing, dancing and cheering as one of America’s Most beloved entertainment Icons took her final bow in Indianapolis!!

Make sure to catch Cher and the rest of her ensemble as they make their way across the U.S. on the “Here We Go Again” Tour.  Trust me folks, you won’t want to miss this one as Cher reminded us that THIS IS IT! 

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  1. Women’s World
  2. Strong Enough
  3. Gayatri Mantra
  4. All or Nothing
  5. Little Man/All I Need Is You – Video Intermission 
  6. The Beat Goes On (Sonny & Cher cover)
  7. I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher cover)
  8. You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me – Video Intermission
  9. Welcome to Burlesque
  10. Lie To Me – Video Intermission
  11. Waterloo (Abba cover)
  12. SOS (Abba cover)
  13. Fernando (Abba cover)
  14. After All
  15. Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis cover) – Video Intermission
  16. Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn cover)
  17. The Shoop Shoop Song – It’s in His Kiss (Betty Everett cover)
  18. Bang Bang My Baby Shot Me Down – Video Intermission – Guitar Solo Highlight
  19. I Found Someone (Laura Branigan cover)
  20. If I Could Turn Back Time (*and yes, she wore the outfit!!)


  1. Believe