Music and Melbourne: name a more iconic duo… we’ll wait.

The music never stops in Melbourne, no matter the time, date or weather.

And the coming October is no different.

In fact, there’s one global superstar who’s set to touch down in our city in just a few short days… the one, the only… Cher!

 

Cher: back in Melbourne after 13 years!

  • When: Wednesday 3rd, Friday 6th, and Saturday 6th October, 2018
  • Where: Rod Laver Arena
  • Time: 7:30pm

You’d be surprised by how long some artists have actually been around. Case in point: did you know that 2018 marked Cher’s 72nd birthday, and that she’s been performing since 1963?

Originally planning a two-show stopover, huge demand necessitated the addition of a third night.

And frankly, we’re not surprised. With a career spanning across six fabulous decades, Cher’s had a lot of time to build up a loyal and dedicated fanbase.

Combine that with the fact that she hasn’t toured Australia in 13 years, and it’s no surprise the American superstar is in such high demand!

The many, many talents of Cher

Singer. Songwriter. Actor. Fashionista. Philanthropist.

You name it, and Cher’s done it!

Cher’s led a long, fruitful career: from her beginnings in 60s folk-rock, to her acting (which led to an Oscar nod in 1984), there are few things Cher hasn’t succeeded in.

Most recently, she was in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel to the hugely successful 2008 film Mamma Mia!, playing Donna’s (Meryl Streep) mother.

The tour is named for both the hit sequel and Cher’s upcoming album Dancing Queen, which contains covers of some of ABBA’s top hits.

 

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Here We Go Again

Nobody’s quite sure what’s going to be performed (the first show in Auckland isn’t due for a couple more days at the time of writing).

However, eager-eyed fans have noticed that the handful of songs which are confirmed bear striking resemblance to her current Vegas residency.

As such, fans can expect a “greatest hits” style selection spanning all the eras of her long career. That means classics like Believe, If I could Turn Back Time and Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves all the way back to where it first began.

And those are just the songs we know for sure are going to be performed. The final setlist is also sure to include some ABBA’s classics that will get audiences up out of their seats!

 

Heading to Cher? Here’s what you need

Like any other concert, there are a couple of things you’re going to need before heading off to see Cher live in concert. In particular, you’ll need:

Valid tickets

Cher’s in high demand – so much so, that they had to add an extra concert!

We totally understand wanting to land a ticket. A word of advice: Ebay and ViaGoGo are not the places to look for one.

While new laws are being implemented to protect buyers and reduce scalping, it’s still important to be vigilant. Stick to official channels for tickets.

A dinner plan

If you’re heading to Rod Laver Arena to witness Cher live in concert, why not make a whole evening out of it, with an early dinner in the city beforehand.

We’ve collated a few of our favourite restaurants, all just a few minutes away from Le Garage and Rod Laver.

 

A safe, secure spot to leave your car

Finding a CBD parking spot can be a nightmare… or at least, that’s what you might have thought in the past!

Avoid any unnecessary stress by doing a little planning in advance – it takes just a few minutes to secure your spot online using our booking portal.

Best of all? When you pre-book your CBD parking with Le Garage, you save even more!

 

Looking for affordable Rod Laver Arena parking?

If so, you’re not going to find it on-site.

Rod Laver Arena parking gets pricey when the events start rolling – up to $30 for the night!

Luckily, there’s an alternative.

Located a mere 8-minute walk away from Rod Laver, Le Garage offers safe, convenient, and affordable Rod Laver Arena parking for concert-goers.

We’ve worked hard to provide some of the most affordable rates for CBD parking. Our standard weekend* and Friday** rate is a flat $15. Book online, and that drops even further to an affordable $10.

Monday to Thursday evening parking is a steal at $8** when you pre-book.

*Flat weekend rate per day. Exit before 5:30am the following day

*Enter after 4pm; exit before 5:30am the following day

What are you waiting for? Secure your spot today – use our online booking portal to enjoy discounted CBD parking when you head to see Cher – We got you babe!