Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira Join Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’ Tour


This afternoon, Miley Cyrus sent out two bombshell tweets in typical Miley fashion.

If you were able to decipher them, you’d find this big news: Swedish pop sensation Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira will be joining the recently announced Bangerz tour.

I have long asserted that it was a shame that Cyrus used the title Bangerz before Icona Pop had the chance to grace one of their future non-stop, strobe-tastic albums with that title. Now, it seems that we’re getting the next best thing.

This is, of course, not the only connection between these four women before this day. Indeed, some of them are even real and tangible, not manufactured by my Twitter feed. A month ago, Cyrus tweeted out a picture of her and Ferreira, tongues wagging as proudly as at any VMA performance. A tip of the hat to Pitchfork for pointing that out. Soon, they will be able to do just that in front of thousands of people on a nightly basis.

Yes, in a year absolutely flooded with new music from fantastic young pop stars, the union of three (well, four) of those stars has also been announced. Miley released Bangerz somewhere amidst her many publicity stunts this year, Icona Pop unleashed their own slate of bangers in the punch-the-sky, party-all-night This Is… Icona Pop, and Sky Ferreira recently released her long-awaited, trend-obedient ’80s-sounding pop album.

This tour will undoubtedly be bonkers, both onstage and in the headlines. There has been no clarification yet as to whether they will be on the whole tour or only part of it – and if so, on which stretch of dates – but we will be sure to keep you updated.

Until then, just imagine the combinations this tour will give us. Icona Pop joining Cyrus for a shouted, over-the-top rendition of the already bizarre “We Can’t Stop.” Cyrus and Ferreira turning “Wrecking Ball” into a twice-as-powerful duet. It’s going to be like Christmas decided to stick around for an extra four months.

A quick rundown, once more, of the dates:

February 14: Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena
February 16: Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
February 20: Anaheim, CA Honda Center
February 22: Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
February 24: Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
February 25: San Jose, CA SAP Center
February 27: Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
March 1: Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 4: Denver, CO Pepsi Center
March 6: Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
March 7: Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
March 9: Milwaukee, MI BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 10: St. Paul, MI Xcel Energy Center
March 12: Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
March 13: Tulsa, OK BOK Center
March 15: San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
March 16: Houston, TX Toyota Center
March 18: New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
March 20: Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
March 22: Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
March 24: Orlando, FL Amway Center
March 25: Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
March 29: Montreal, QC Bell Centre
March 31: Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
April 2: Boston, MA TD Garden
April 3: East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
April 5: Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
April 7: Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
April 8: Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
April 10: Washington, DC Verizon Center
April 12: Detroit, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
April 13: Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
April 15: Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
April 16: St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
April 18: Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
April 19: Louisville, KY KFC YUM! Center
April 22: Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
April 24: Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans War Memorial Coliseum

Tyler Hanan

Tyler raves about movies on the Let The Right Films In podcast. Listen to him make jokes over his beleaguered cohost Kayla St. Onge and their more qualified guests who deserve so much better at soundcloud.com/ltrfipod. Find him on Twitter @tylerhanan.
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  • Brian Lion

    That picture is the stuff of nightmares.