Music icon Cher says she is “hoping” to tour both Australia and New Zealand next year.
The singer wrote on her Twitter: “Hoping 2 do Concerts in Australia & New Zealand In 2018. Will Update.”
Cher last toured Australia in 2005 with her “Living Proof: The Farewell Tour” and released her last album Closer To The Truth – her 25th – in 2013.
Earlier this week, the singer received the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards after she took to the stage to perform her hits “Believe” and “Turn Back Time,” the latter while dressed in the iconic black outfit from the track’s 1989 video (pictured).
Accepting the award, Cher paid tribute to the people she’d worked with over her incredible five decade career.
Hoping???? 2 do Concerts in Australia & New Zealand In 2018????
— Cher (@cher) May 24, 2017
“So, I’ve wanted to do what I do since I was four years-old, and I’ve been doing it for 53 years,” she said.
“That is not an applause thing, I’m 71 yesterday. And I can do a five-minute plank, okay? Just saying.
“I work with people you might not know, but they are like the greatest people in our industry, and I just have to say I think luck has so much to do with my success.
“I think it was mostly luck and a little bit of something thrown in.”
Watch a Cher retrospective and the singer’s acceptance speech below: