In the first of two farewell gigs at Tucson Arena, Cher filled the house.

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Remember several years back when pop diva Cher was criss-crossing the country on her years-long "Farewell"/"Never Can Say Goodbye" tour that stopped in Tucson twice?

Well she's saying hello again when she kicks off her 49-city "Dressed To Kill" tour at US Airways Center in Phoenix on March 22. Tickets — $25.50 to $105 — go on sale Oct. 11.

Cher, looking vibrant and young for 67, is flying high with her release last week of "Closer To the Truth," her first studio album in a decade. (People who buy tickets online get a free copy!)

"Dressed To Kill" includes stops in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Detroit, Las Vegas and several Canadian cities.

Cher set a record with her last extended tour: 325 dates before 5.5 million people.

No Tucson date has been announced yet, but knowing Cher we could easily land on the second or third leg of the trek. Back when she embarked on "Farewell" in 2002, she skipped us. But we made the cut — and sold out Tucson Arena — for 2003 and again in 2005.

Until then, catch her in October on the NBC talent show "The Voice" helping Blake Shelton mentor his team.