We already know Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour will feature [article id="1720566"]cats, covers and couture[/article], but did her [article id="1721452"]"MTV Unplugged"[/article] reveal even more details about the trek?
Maybe. After all, Miley's tour kicks off in a few short weeks (February 14 in Vancouver, to be exact), and we know she's been rehearsing for those shows. So while we're pretty sure we won't be seeing a [article id="1721370"]Madonna cameo[/article] each night — or two dudes in a horse costume — we're pretty sure we learned a couple of things just by tuning in on Wednesday night.
So, what can you expect on the Bangerz tour? Based on "Unplugged," here's what we know:
It's Gonna Be Weird
Miley hinted at this last month, when she told reporters that the tour would feature "imaginative animals" designed by "Ren & Stimpy" creator John Kricfalusi, not to mention merchandise falling from the sky ("The kids want to keep the confetti, but I want to give them real things to collect," she said).
But after watching "Unplugged," with its countrified costumes, faux fences and conga lines featuring a horse, well, all bets are off. Will there be an entire section of her performance dedicated to "Boot Scootin' Boogie?" Is Miley planning on one-upping Kanye's Yeezus tour merch? Can we expect a Billy Ray cameo? All three seem like possibilities, TBH.
Hannah Montana Will Not Be Present
Aside from a cover of her godmother Dolly Parton's classic "Jolene," Miley's "Unplugged" set was made up entirely of Bangerz tracks ... shoot, she didn't even go back to [article id="1638439"]Can't Be Tamed,[/article] and that was less than four years ago. While we're sure that will change on her tour (how else is she going to fill 90-plus minutes?) don't expect any deep cuts from her Disney era, aside from "The Climb," but, really, who considers that to be a Hannah song?
Plenty Of Guest Stars
We don't think Miley is going to be sharing the stage with her fellow superstars on a regular basis, but given the sheer amount of cameos she's made over the past year — appearing on tracks with the likes of Future, Snoop Lion, will.i.am and Mike Will Made It — and her penchant for covers (not just "Jolene," but her genuinely great version of Bob Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,") expect the occasional cameo whenever Bangerz hits an artist's hometown — Atlanta, in particular, since it's the home of both Mike Will and Future. Just don't bank on Dylan showing up.
A New Alter Ego?
Miley made it clear that her "Unplugged" outfits were a tribute to Parton, and while we're pretty sure playing Hannah Montana was more than enough, we wouldn't be surprised to see Cyrus slip into an alter ego or two on her tour. Shoot, all the great pop stars have done it, and given her recent obsession with wigs, it would be pretty easy. And, hey, if she's looking for a suggestions, how about "Tina Twerk?"
One of the most surprising things about Mileys' "Unplugged" performance was how well her Bangerz tracks translated to the stage. There's bound to be plenty of club-ready bass, but expect some of the album's quieter moments — like "Adore You," "Wrecking Ball" and "Drive" — to get makeovers for her tour. Each benefitted immensely from a backing band, and we suspect we weren't the only ones who noticed.
Still The Same Old Miley
She did work the tongue and the twerk into "Unplugged," after all.
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