Cher will bring her chart popping hits to the Today Show for one of the finest summer concert series finales in recent memory. This is your opportunity to hear the legendary singer live in the heart of the city on a warm summer morning. The performance, part of TODAY’s Toyota Concert Series, is scheduled for the day before the release of Cher’s upcoming album, “Closer to the Truth.”
Cher has had three careers that place her indelibly in the public consciousness, and two have been in association with her then-husband, composer/producer/singer Salvatore “Sonny” Bono (February 16, 1935-January 8, 1998). She charted major hit records in the 1960s and 1970s, working in idioms ranging from early-’60s girl group-style ballads to Jackie Deshannon folk-influenced pop, to adult contemporary pop in the manner of later Dusty Springfield. She also embarked on an acting career, initially in the late 1960s in association with her work as part of Sonny & Cher but later on her own, which led to a series of increasingly polished and compelling performances inSilkwood, Mask and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Fans and visitors are encouraged to come to the plaza for the live performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY’s window-on-the-world studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing.