Miley Cyrus Kicks Off Bangerz Tour With Flurry Of Performance Outfits

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
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Hold on to your ten-gallon hats and brace yourselves for five more months of Miley Cyrus’ stadium spectacle because everyone’s favorite wrecking ball just kicked off her Bangerz Tour last Friday night (Feb. 14) in Vancouver, Canada, and will barrel on through North America and Europe until at least mid-June! The platinum-pixied pop star treated British Columbia to a flying hotdog, furry backup dancers, a 17-song setlist—riddled with hits from her current album, old favorites from her earlier day, plus a few covers—and a whopping nine performance outfits courtesy of her laundry list of designer BFFs.

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
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In a most apropros start to the show, Miley made her grand entrance via a bubblegum pink tongue slide emerging from a giant projection of her face. She kicked things off with the high energy “SMS (Bangerz),” wearing a red rhinestone-speckled two-piece with long sleeves, a mock turtleneck, keyhole, and red and white shoulder feathers on top and a matching high-waisted, high-cut bottom, all custom-made by her stylist, Simone Harouche. She accessorized with a teeny-tiny white Chanel baby purse, and bucking the convention of pop stars turning out arena tour performances in high heels, Miley wore white bedazzled cowboy boots for most of the show—only swapping them out for different colorways and one pair of sparkly Jordans.

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
Photo: Splash News

Miley’s first outfit change came just before launching into “Love Money Party.” A departure from the cartoonish look of the first two songs—red gingham-clad backup dancers, candy-colored furry characters, Little Britney channeling OG Britney in a red patent jumpsuit—this new set leaned more toward ’90s/early aughts hip-hop visuals. Everything dripped with gold, from the projection to the dancers’ leotards/jackets to the mini faux-Chevy Impala Miley writhed on for most of the song. There was a Parental Advisory sticker and a fake Big Sean with a massive foam head, but the real star of this part of the show was Miley’s weed-print bodysuit.

A Blonds creation, it featured a layered cannabis leaf print and—in classic Blonds style—was festooned with emerald green rhinestones, larger and more concentrated at the shoulders and fanning out in a gradient toward the rest of the garment. She kept the same cowboy boots but swapped the baby purse for a slightly bigger, metallic quilted Chanel mini-backpack and added a fat gold dookie chain with a bejeweled marijuana leaf pendant.

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
Photo: Splash News

Just because the new, short-haired Miley is now far removed from her squeaky clean Hannah Montana past doesn’t mean she’s totally forgotten it. A very happy surprise, she performed one of her biggest hits from the earlier days of her solo music career: “Can’t Be Tamed.” Rather than the heavily feathered, avian aesthetic details that Miley used when performing and promoting the song back in the day, she brought the single into 2014 with a graphic, furry, black-and-white chaps look and a kind of Vegas version of falconry gloves—another look courtesy of Simone.

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
Photo: Splash News

While most of Miley’s wardrobe changes had her switching in and out of whole outfits entirely, there was at least one look that aimed to be a bit more multipurpose, rolling three different silhouettes into one. At its base, this Blonds-created outfit revolved around a high-cut bodysuit so heavily encrusted with red and silver rhinestones that it’s difficult to tell whether any of the original fabric is still visible. The bodysuit can pass as a gown with the addition of a sequined, floor-skimming skirt or give off more teddy vibes when worn under a floaty open shirt decked out with matching maribou feathers.

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
Photo: Splash News

Remove both the skirt and the shirt, and the look is STILL serving up surprises by way of a heart detail on the rump. Also, Simone Harouche and her attention to equipment detail strike again with that fabric-and-gem-covered mic pack.

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
Photo: Splash News

Cooling things down for her heavier, more dramatic ballads—”Drive” and “Rooting For My Baby”—Miley covered up. And I mean covered UP. Cyrus shrouded herself in a floor-length, opaque, black Marc Jacobs gown with subtle sequined lightning stripes down the skirt, sheer black quarter-length sleeves, and a ruffly mock turtleneck. The only flash of skin came when Miles turned around, revealing a very tasteful open back.

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
Photo: Getty Images/Splash News

One of the biggest treats of the night was a stripped-down section wherein Miley performed a few choice covers. For her slowed down version of OutKast’s “Hey Ya” and reprise of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” Miley wore an oversized T-shirt printed with a photo of her very own face, wielding her now-infamous tongue. Like the rest of her onstage wardrobe, the tee caught a little help in the shine department thanks to a flurry of rhinestones across the white background and covering her red lips. Her white cowboy boots proved the night’s style MVP, carrying her through another outfit and another few songs, and her gem-splattered snapback maintained the laidback feel of the casual ’fit.

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
Photo: Splash News

Fittingly, the one track to make Miley switch her shoes was “23”—Mike Will Made It’s love song to Jordans, on which Miley guest raps. For this performance, Cyrus swapped out her cowboy boots for a pair of what look to be black-and-red Jordan 1s. Rather than the cut-up Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls jerseys she wore in the music video, Miley and Simone Harouche went for a more leathery look, keeping the red and black color palette but rendering it in a striped fishnet bikini with crotchless chaps.

Christina Aguilera in her ’Dirrty’ music video/
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The outfit, down to the MILEY scrawled down the side, was a clear homage to Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty” music video—a move Harouche revealed on Twitter was intentional and assured that Xtina, who is also a client of hers, totally approved!

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
Photo: Splash News

Miley brought the show to a close with a rousing performance of “Someone Else,” delivered while riding the aforementioned flying ballpark frank. We finally saw the front of that white Simone Harouche bodysuit, which, to our surprise, was not totally solid and featured a criss-crossed trompe l’oeil halter neck. Miley bid the crowd goodnight, only to return (sans big yellow fur) for an encore of “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.”

BUT THAT WASN’T ALL!!!!!

Miley Cyrus opens her Bangerz Tour in Vacouver, Canada.
Photo: Getty Images/Splash News

Miley hit the stage for a SECOND encore swagged out with Simone’s red, white, and blue sequins, her cropped blonde wig, a white cowboy hat, star spangled boots, and (most important) juked up Bubba teeth complete with gold cap. To the delight of literally everyone, she launched into “Party in the U.S.A.” (!!!!!!!!!!!), replete with backup dancers dressed as national monuments and a rubber-masked Bill Clinton impersonator.

As out-of-control fulfilling as the wares for this Vancouver kickoff were, something tells us Miley has much MUCH more up her sleeve (get it). As always, we’ll keep you posted as more details (and outfits!) surface.

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