Miley Cyrus Finally Live Debuts "Flowers"

Miley Cyrus entertained a small room of a very lucky few at the swanky Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood last week to celebrate her birthday.

The 31-year-old singer had a gift for the fortunate souls inside the Sunset Strip five-star hotel, with a performance of "Flowers," which no other audience had been blessed with before.

Wearing a chic, sheer, tulle black bustier Dolce & Gabbana dress and classy black opera gloves, Miley hammed it up with family and friends as a pianist accompanied her.

"Flowers" became a global smash hit, topping the charts worldwide, including being #1 in the US for eight straight weeks, earning Grammy nominations and other kudos in spite of the rebellious star's newfound reluctance to touring.

In May, Cyrus explained, "singing for hundreds of thousands of people isn’t really the thing that I love," she said. “There’s no connection. There’s no safety. It’s also not natural. It’s so isolating because if you’re in front of 100,000 people then you are alone.”

The only other live performance Cyrus delivered for the tune she co-wrote was back in May during her Backyard Sessions that was shown on Disney's streaming outlet.

The YouTube version has been seen 84 million times.

On Wednesday, Spotify announced the tune was the most streamed song, worldwide at 1.6 billion plays, beating out SZA's "Kill Bill" and Harry Styles' "As It Was."

Cyrus also performed two unnamed, unreleased new tracks, according to reports, as well as the romantic Journey track from the early '80s, "Faithfully."

The song's lyrics contain the line, "they say that the road ain't no where to start a family," which got cheers from those in the small room. Later they all joined in on the whoa-ooooo's.

Why would Cyrus pick that hotel to celebrate her birthday and live-debut one of her biggest hits in her career?

The Chateau has a long and special history with Los Angeles and its celebrity guests. The nearly 100 year-old landmark was frequented by Jim Morrison of the Doors, James Dean, and even Led Zeppelin was rumored to have ridden motorcycles through its lobby. But since the hotel is also known for its five star discretion, rock star antics are rarely divulged.

After Miley made her statement about not wanting to tour again, there was an outcry from her devoted fans. Later she went into further detail on TikTok about her feelings.

"What people don’t really understand about touring is the show is only 90 minutes, but that’s your life. If you’re performing at a certain level of intensity and excellence, there should be an equal amount of recovery and rest," she explained.

"There’s a level of ego that has to play a part, that I feel gets overused when I’m on tour and once that switches on, it’s hard to turn it off. And I think when you’re training your ego every single night to be active, that’s the hardest switch for me to turn off," the singer said.

The irony is she is so good at performing and the hits keep coming, perhaps she would be okay with a residency near her Malibu home? Friday nights at the Wiltern with Miley?

Even though she doesn't even have a Tour or Live tab on her website, she does have an email list you can sign up for if she decides to perform again for us.

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Last updated: 25 Feb 2024, 14:06 Etc/UTC