Miley Cyrus announces NZ show
Celebrity wild child Miley Cyrus is to perform in New Zealand.
Promoters Dainty Group announced tonight that the one time Disney child-star, who gave the world the new ritual of twerking, is to perform in a single show.
Cyrus’ first ever visit to New Zealand will see – at the stage anyway – a solitary show on October 8 at Auckland’s Vector Arena.
The Bangerz Tour show will deliver the “most explosive show of the year,” promoters say.
Pre-sales will open next Monday at 9am, with sale to the general public opening on August 28.
The 21-year-old, daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, first rose to fame in 2006 after being cast in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana, in which she portrayed the starring character Miley Stewart.
She signed with Hollywood Records the following year and her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus sold over four million copies.
In 2008, Cyrus released her second album Breakout, which featured the successful track 7 Things, and launched her film career as the voice actress in the animated film Bolt.
Cyrus switched to a sexually explicit public image while promoting her fourth studio album Bangerz.
It debuted at number one on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts.
The two singles taken from Bangerz have enjoyed almost unprecedented success.
Wrecking Ball and We Can’t Stop have already sold 4.3 million copies in the US alone and topped the chart in many countries around the world including New Zealand, where they are both multi-platinum selling singles.
After performing in Auckland Cyrus will hit Melbourne (October 10), Brisbane (October 15), Sydney (October 17), Adelaide (October 20) and Perth (October 23).
While this is officially Cyrus’ first New Zealand visit, thanks to Wellington City Council she has been here before - sort of.
Back in 2009 Cyrus was ‘‘photographed’’ jogging along Cambridge and Kent Terraces in Wellington – albeit in 2040.
The council later confirmed it had used a photo of Cyrus off the internet and put her into an artist’s impression of the city in the future.
At the time a council spokesman said the staffer who created the image knew who she was – but counted on no-one else noticing.