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.
Somewhere in America Miley Cyrus is still twerkin'.
Photo: @mileycyrus's Twitter
This Friday, Miley Cyrus will kick off her highly anticipated Bangerz Tour, and judging solely on photos she tweeted this weekend, it's going to be one big party in the U.S.A. (So, be sure to pack a dream and your cardigan. And maybe some pasties.) In the behind-the-scenes rehearsal snaps, Cyrus, surrounded by dancers wearing stars and stripes, puts a #turntup twist on patriotism in a red-white-and-blue sequined leotard (a look we've learned is custom-made by Miley's stylist, Simone Harouche), coordinating cowboy boots, and (what we believe to be) the same countrified blonde bob wig she wore during Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged.
There are also some trippy cartoon visuals in the background that will no doubt serve a greater purpose to be revealed come Friday. "Even though parents probably won't think this, I think my show is educational for kids," Cyrus told Fuse in a recent interview. So, maybe those visuals are, like, Miley-versions of Schoolhouse Rock??? Pretty sure we've learned our lesson by now that when Cyrus is involved, ANYTHING is within the realm of possibility.
Back in November, Miley Cyrus released a few teaser videos for her upcoming Bangerz Tour. There was twerking, of course, and plenty of wagging tongues, and one giant, dancing foam finger. Everyone in the videos was decked out in puff-painted, homemade Miley-gear, and now, just as we'd hoped/dreamed/guessed (#psychics), it looks like her official tour merch will have that exact same kind of DIY vibe.
Miley tweeted a few sneak peek pics of her Bangerz swag this weekend, which included a "Marry Me Miley" tee (colored with markers, covered in emoji-style icons and modeled by her BFF/personal assistant, Cheyne "Bew Bew" Thomas), foam finger nail wraps (fingers on fingers is so #meta) and one very cheeky (pun intended) scribbled-on pair of tighty-whitey briefs (which, BTW, has the same open-mouth design as the T-shirt Cyrus wore in one of her tour videos).
Miley Cyrus for 'W.'
Photo: 'W' Magazine/Foam finger: Amazon
No, the headline isn't wrong. This is a picture of Miley Cyrus, not Lady Gaga. Can you believe it? We barely can, TBH. After Miley's W cover leaked last week, we knew the full story and spread would likely be out soon. What we didn't realize was just how soon. A mere three days after the leak, the spread has arrived in full. Obviously, we need to discuss it.
While the piece, penned by Ronan Farrow, is titled "Miley Cyrus Laid Bare," Miley does little laying and is not entirely bare in the spread shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The bleached brows and longer bob she has on the cover remains throughout the spread, but instead of using only a pillow, she (partially) covers up with clothing, like a fully unbuttoned Balmain leather jumpsuit.
Miley Cyrus is ready for the world to see her 'W' magazine cover.
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"Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa." That's how we might've have reacted to Miley Cyrus' latest move. No, not her gingham onesie from Miley Cyrus: Unplugged. We're talking about her semi-naked cover for W, which just leaked, where all that’s between her and the camera is a pillow and about five pounds worth of silver bracelets and rings. But, in reality, we’re kind of more like "ooooh." Maybe we’re one too many twerking episodes past being shocked by anything Miley does nowadays. Between her infamous Terry Richardson shoot (yes, the one where she showed off the front-thong to Rihanna's denim thong) and her "Adore You" video, which got her banned from French daytime TV, we have seen a lot of Miley's skin. But, also, on the Miley spectrum, this is pretty tasteful shot.
Yep. Probably could've guessed this.
Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV
And now for the s*** you didn't see. Or rather couldn't, because there isn't even an alternate universe in which a director would take a tight shot of someone's EAR for a high-profile, nationally televised performance. To the surprise of, I'm sure, literally no one, Miley Cyrus owns sparkly gold earpieces emblazoned with teeny-tiny cannabis leaves. It's no secret that Miles has a thing for Mary Jane. She wears her love of weed on her sleeve. And her halter top. And her backpack. And, of course, in lieu of an acceptance speech at this year's MTV EMA, she lit up a joint onstage. But what you might not have known or noticed was that Miles' earpieces, which she's used for countless performances from iHeartRadio to MTV Unplugged, advertise her 420 ethos, as well.
Miley Cyrus throws down an 'Unplugged' hoedown.
Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV
I don't know if it's just because I was THERE for it, but Miley Cyrus has never made so much sense to me until watching her perform for Unplugged. When artists go Unplugged, they strip their music down to its most basic elements, and usually their performance style follows suit (à la Kurt Cobain's nubby cardigan or Jay Z's Che Guevara crewneck). Well, when you dial Miley back to her roots, you get Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry, hair spray, and velvet paintings of Elvis set against sequined curtains. So while her set was stripped-down, leaning heavily on acoustics, her onstage steez left no rhinestone unturned. #turndownforwhat
Get your Miley on.
Photos: Etsy/M.O.C. Brand/Cocky Socks
Now that you know what Miley will be wearing for Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged tonight (at 9 p.m. EST/PST on MTV), the really big question is: What will you be wearing? I mean, this is no ordinary event here, people. This stripped-down, turnt-up special calls for something way more stylish than your favorite sweatpants. Unfortunately, it's probably a tad too late to bedazzle your own glammed-up version of a Canadian tuxedo (unless you're just THAT crafty, in which case, swag on you), so we went ahead and rounded up a whole heap of Miley merch for you to rock instead.
Madonna and Miley Cyrus perform for 'Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged.'
Photo: Getty Images/Christopher Polk
Y'all ain't ready for this. I'm reporting live from L.A. for Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged—which you should already know premieres at 9 p.m. EST/PST on MTV this Wednesday night (January 29)—and I can confirm that this thing is going to be WILD (as if you had any doubts). Miley's throwing back to her Nashville roots for the stripped-down performance, but she's remixing it with her own very special brand of TURNT. There's a giant wagon wheel laced with LED lights, bales of hay are strewn about the audience, Miles is dripping in head-to-toe sequined denim, and MADONNA IS HERE IN FULL RHINESTONE COWBOY REGALIA.