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Cher's D2K Tour propels 'Closer to the Truth' back onto the Billboard 200 chart

Cher D2K Tour helps Closer to the Truth album re-enter the Billboard 200
Cher D2K Tour helps Closer to the Truth album re-enter the Billboard 200Wikimedia Commons/Warner

Cher's hugely successful "Dressed To Kill Tour" has helped her 2013 studio album, Closer to the Truth, re-enter the Billboard 200 nearly a year after its original release. The album originally debuted at No. 3 last September, earning the ageless diva her highest-charting solo album to date.

According to an article posted on Aug. 8 by Billboard.com, the Goddess of Pop's 25th studio album has enjoyed a jump in sales of a 125 percent, which has propelled it back onto the charts at No. 70. The sudden boost has been attributed to a recent e-mail reminder sent to fans who ordered album bundle packages when they purchased Cher D2K concert tickets. The concert ticket bundle package is a fairly recent marketing tool, which has been used with great success by other big name acts like Bon Jovi and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Only albums that are redeemed by the consumer count as a sale, which also helps accounts for the belated sales leap.

Billboard recently predicted Cher's "D2K Tour" is on its way to becoming the top grossing tour of 2014. The first leg of the ageless pop diva's D2K North American tour ended July 11, and has already grossed nearly $55 million.

The "Believe" hitmaker extended her farewell run into November. Currently on hiatus, the next round of dates kick off Sept. 11 in Albany, New York, at Times Union Center and wrap up Nov. 3 in Wichita, Kansas, at the Intrust Bank Arena.