Miley Cyrus rocked the stage on the 4th of July with a fitting cover of the Cocteau Twinsâ€™s â€œHeaven or Las Vegasâ€ at the Resorts World casino in Las Vegas.
At the grand opening of the new resort, Cyrus introduces the song with a joke referencing some of her younger fans being annoyed that she keeps covering old songs. â€œIâ€™m gonna sing a song that no one fucking knows,â€ Cyrus said. â€œBut you will know it after tonight. And Iâ€™ve seen the tweets: â€˜Stop doing covers!â€™â€ Miley canâ€™t stop, and she wonâ€™t stop.
A fan managed to film the performance, which you can watch below.
The Cocteau Twins posted on Facebook promoting the cover, captioning â€œSurprise, surprise!â€
During the Independence Day concert, Cyrus sang more covers from other classic artists including The Guess Whoâ€™s â€œAmerican Woman,â€ Blondieâ€™s â€œHeart of Glass,â€ and even her godmother Dolly Partonâ€™s â€œJolene.â€ She also performed her own major hits like â€œWe Canâ€™t Stopâ€ and, predictably, â€œParty in the U.S.Aâ€. While singing the former, she even chanted â€œFree Britney” in support of the movement calling an end for Britney Spearsâ€™s conservatorship.
As of late, Cyrus has been dabbling more in rock music than traditional pop, especially since her Plastic Hearts album dropped in November 2020. Her latest release has been a cover of Metallicaâ€™s â€œNothing Else Matters,â€ a major collaboration with the bandâ€™s own bassist Robert Trujillo, Elton John, producer and musician Watt, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. A Metallica cover album is currently in the works, but a release date has yet to be announced.
Over the past few years, Cyrus has made Holeâ€™s â€œDoll Parts,â€ Temple of the Dogâ€™s â€œReach Down,â€ The Cranberriesâ€™s â€œZombie,â€ and so many more her own, thanks to vocal-forward, powerful covers. Above, watch her vibe with â€œHeaven or Las Vegas.â€