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Concert review: Cher's Dressed to Kill tour comes to Mohegan Sun

Cher performs on stage at Mohegan Sun Arena April 5, 2014
Cher performs on stage at Mohegan Sun Arena April 5, 2014
Claudia Sims, Red Pepper Studio

The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville became the palace of Cher Saturday night, when her 50-city Dressed to Kill tour made a stop in Connecticut..

Cher performs on stage at Mohegan Sun Arena April 5, 2014
Cher performs on stage at Mohegan Sun Arena April 5, 2014
Claudia Sims, Red Pepper Studio

The show’s opener was a celebration of pure, hard-driving rock as Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo walked on stage with nothing but a backdrop, a bass player and a drummer and promptly went about filling a solid hour of top-notch rock ’n’ roll to the delight of all.

From there, it was a spectacle for the ages as Cher made her first of many grand entrances dressed as an Egyptian queen, wearing a bejeweled and feather headdress that spanned four feet across. A sheer harem pantsuit with crystals cleverly covered her body and sparkled as she moved performing the opening number, “Woman’s World.”

After performing Strong Enough and Dressed to Kill, Cher began her live sing-along with a video of Sonny Bono on "The Beat Goes On," followed by "I've Got You, Babe," which was filled with beautiful nostalgia. Cher expressed how difficult it had been in past shows to recreate "I've Got You, Babe," and her ode to her late and ex-husband was heartfelt.

Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves, Take It Like a Man, Heart of Stone and Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) occupied the middle of the setlist while If I Could Turn Back Time, Believe and I Hope You Find It closed out the show - with Cher climbing aboard a contraption shaped like a church window as she floated above the floor crowd to the back of the arena.

At the end of the night, one thing had become apparent - as the years have passed by, Pat Benatar and Cher haven't missed a single step and sounded better than ever.

Upcoming events at Mohegan Sun, get tickets here:

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  • Stained - May 8
  • Rob Thomas - May 9
  • Lady Gaga - May 10
  • The Killers - May 14
  • Bruce Springsteen - May 17 & 18
  • Rod Stewart w/ Santana - May 25