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As Mike noted in his scorecard, Saturday’s premiere of SNL was quite the odd affair. Most of it was highlighted by Miley Cyrus and her decision to essentially turn the show into a tribute to her Dead Petz. Her first performance was introduced by special guest Hillary Clinton and backed up by The Flaming Lips dressed in animal costumes. “Karen Don’t Be Sad” comes off a nice song when stripped away from the visual of a barefoot Cyrus with a giant rasta wig of some type, especially in contrast to the second performance of the night.
“The Twinkle Song” clearly was an emotional tribute to Miley’s pets (I think) and sorta felt like a weird shut-in type of performance at a memorial. Pictures of the pets were placed on top of a piano that almost looked to be draped in some sort of fortune teller’s cloth, while Cyrus played and let the tears flow by the end of the ballad. According to Rolling Stone, Cyrus announced a series of dates with The Flaming Lips to support her Dead Petz album:
Following her SNL visit, Cyrus revealed that she and the Flaming Lips would hit the road together for a limited six-date club tour where they would perform their Dead Petz material. The small trek kicks off November 19th at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre and includes stops in Detroit, Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia and Boston.
Should be an interesting series of shows away from the television censors. No need to joke about a delay there.
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