Miley Cyrus continued to take her on stage persona to that of the rock and roll world, performing a number of different cover songs as part of the virtual Save Our Stages Festival which took place in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Cyrus, who has recently put her own unique spin on classics by Pink Floyd, Blondie, The Beatles and more, joined a charitable fundraiser for the National Independent Venue Association’s Emergency Relief Fund and, in doing so, ran through her take on bands such as The Cure and The Cranberries.
Speaking before performing, Cyrus said: “We’re here at the Whisky a Go Go, where so many of our favourite artists have begun their journey to be icons,” she began. “And without venues like the Whisky, we might have never heard of artists like Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Guns N’ Roses and thousands of other bands. So let’s do whatever we can to keep this historic landmark alive.”
Joining the stage alongside by a six-piece band, the 27-year-old singer was at the famed West Hollywood rock club Whisky a Go Go to raise awareness for those who continue to struggle amid the financial constraints which have occurred during the current coronavirus pandemic. During her 13-minute performance, which was streamed live on YouTube, Cyrus mixed up her own material with two alternative tributes.
The event, which was organised by the National Independent Venue Association, brought together 35 different artists who all performed at a total of 25 different music venues. With all the proceeds being donated to venues in danger of financial collapse, the three-day virtual festival hopes to provide crucial support to iconic independent businesses.