First announced back in the fall, then rescheduled in April for medical reasons, pop megastar, Disney kid turned party girl, and bonafide Nashville native Miley Cyrus will be bringing her controversial Bangerz tour to Bridgestone Arena TONIGHT. What’s more, she’ll be joined by equally controversial pop figure Lily Allen, a recent addition for the rescheduled date. We’ve literally been talking about this one all year, so, if you haven’t nabbed tickets yet, you’d better do so here, because, if nothing else, the show is set to be an over the top, unforgettable spectacle. Keep reading for more.
Though the break from her Hannah Montana Disney kid image has been a slower build than many people seem to realize, it was with her latest album, Bangerz, an electronic-dripped party-fueled rebellious reflection of post-millenial youth culture, that Miley Cyrus firmly established her new, no-fucks-given, 20-something bad girl persona. While it might be easy to quickly to dismiss her as just another manufactured piece of pop fluff, we believe Miley is a lot more self-aware than many of her peers, and it’s her continued association with faves like The Flaming Lips and Odd Future, coupled with her ridiculous and ever-evolving image, that keeps us intrigued.
If Miley Cyrus channels an inordinate amount of self-awareness for a mainstream pop singer, then British songstress Lily Allen exists on a whole different plane of awareness. Never quite able to assimilate with her pop diva peers, Allen has spent years honing a uniquely smart, witty, sarcastic, and, at times, self-deprecating brand of girl-power pop, which culminated in her brilliantly smart and biting new comeback album, Sheezus. If you’re looking for some musical legitimacy at this show, Lily Allen will be more than happy to provide and she, alone, would be worth the price of admission. Don’t be late!
Miley Cyrus and Lily Allen will perform TONIGHT, Aug. 7, at Bridgestone Arena. The show is all ages (but, uh, maybe don’t bring the young’ns), begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are available for $22.90-94.