Saturday 2 July 2011 at 7:30pm
Great Eastern Highway, Perth, 6100, Australia
The 18-year-old wants to remind Australian fans she’s a musician not just a celebrity with her new Gypsy Heart tour, created especially for countries she’s never visited.
"I want to show people who I really am more than just what they see on TV,” Cyrus said. "It’s going to be different to all my other tours. It’s all about the music, there’ll be acoustic things, songs I’ve never done on tour before. I want to make it special, I’ve never toured Australia before. It’s going to be really personal. I want to take requests from the fans. My last tour was all about how many costume changes we could do, this tour is not about that.”
Screen teen Miley Cyrus
Cyrus has weathered a storm in the past year, with her parents splitting (they have since reunited) and making headlines after being photographed smoking a legal herbal substance in a bong.
"I mess up. There you go,” Cyrus said. "But if you live your live trying to be perfect you don’t really live your life ever because you don’t really make any mistakes and at the end of your life you won’t be very smart or wise."
Cyrus also revealed she is still friends with her Australian ex-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, who she met on the set of film The Last Song.
"There’s no bad blood," she said. "Things are very good.”
Cyrus visited Australia last year staying at Hemsworth’s home in Victorian coastal town Phillip Island, where she was introduced to some local cuisine.
"Liam’s delicacy is those macaroni pie things. When I came home my mum was like 'Oh it’s like you’ve been to Nashville again’. It was almost like Southern food. Liam told me Phillip Island would remind me of home but by the sea and I’d die when I see it. There’s nowhere as cool as my house or where I’m from in Nashville but it’s so cute where he’s from, such a small town. So many great places, it’s very cute and quaint and quiet, very much like where I’m from, it was very nice to visit.”