It's official: just when we needed her, Miley Cyrus will be stopping at AT&T Center on March 15, 2014, as part of the Bangerz Tour that starts on Valentine's Day in Vancouver, Canada, and, as of now, ends April 24 in Uniondale, NY (more dates will be announced). Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 16, at livenation.com.
If you have an American Express card and can't wait to check her tongue out, you can buy tickets starting on Tuesday, November 12 at 10 a.m. through Friday, November 15 at 10 p.m. local time. Fans can also have a chance to buy tickets via Facebook RSVP here.
She had announced plans for a new tour during her appearance on Saturday Night Live on October 5. While she was at it, she took the opportunity to do a raunchy take on Michelle Bachmann and the Republican Party.
Say what you want about Miley. I don't go home and groove to her music, but on a daily basis I receive tons of "respectable" stuff that sounds a lot worse. And as far as her antics (he groping, her touching, the tongue, the twerking... the nakedness! Ohhh!), I never hear anyone criticizing male stars showing their abs or looking "sexy." Oh, you're worried about what to tell your daughter about the death of Hanna Montana? Like Louis C.K. said (referring to those who ask themselves, "How can I explain gay marriage to my kid?"): "It's your fucking kid. You tell [him/her]. Why should I care?"
While the whole world, from Sinéad O'Connor to the Church Lady to staunch conservatives and "cool" liberals were bitching about the actions of a woman who knew perfectly well what she was doing all along, Cyrus was getting richer and more popular (no, Sinéad, no one at the label told her to get naked; she did it all herself):
Bangerz debuted at number 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with over 270,000 albums sold. It was number one on iTunes in more than 70 countries, the first two singles sold 4.3 million copies in the U.S. alone, and “Wrecking Ball” became the number one Spotify U.S. stream ever, beating the second one by 500,000 plays.
So go girl. You're winning. And many of us will see ya in SA.