Miley Cyrus announces arena tour with two Southland dates

Get ready, folks: Miley Cyrus is ready to twerk across North America.

Our favorite Disney princess turned urban pop provocateur is gearing up to take her eyebrow-raising act on the road with a 38-city tour, Cyrus announced on Wednesday.

Launching on Valentine’s Day in Vancouver, the Live Nation produced tour stretches through April. The singer will stop at Anaheim’s Honda Center on Feb. 20 and Staples Center on Feb. 22.

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The tour is dubbed the Bangerz Tour, after her recent album that rebranded Cyrus as a gritty, hip-hop-inspired bad girl and drowned her “Hannah Montana” image. The album opened at No. 1, so the rebranding certainly worked.

What can fans expect when she packs arenas next year? If her recent, and oft-controversial, performances offer clues, we’re thinking plenty of foam fingers used for naughty things, tongue flashing in abundance, a wrecking ball replica and, best of all, enough twerk team dance breaks to make even the coolest of moms blush in the crowd.

Just wonder if she’s called on Mike Will Made It, who has helped her spin out her new sound, to remix some of the polished pop of her past?

Tickets for the tour go on sale Nov. 16 through Live Nation.

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