Miguel, AlunaGeorge, and the bewigged headliner have welcomed yet another performer to the surefire party that will be the Nostalgic For The Present Tour, and that someone is a certain Dance Moms star-turned-Sia Furler collaborator. YESSSSSS, it is really happening— So You Think You Can Dance: Next Generation judge Maddie Ziegler will go on tour with Sia. On Monday, the “Cheap Thrills” singer/songwriter's Twitter account tweeted the big news: “@maddieziegler’s joining the Nostalgic For The Present Tour dancing alongside Sia each night!” And a few hours later, Ziegler tweet-added that she is "SO excited & grateful" to be a part of North American leg of the tour. Aaaaand I am SO excited and grateful that this is happening.
The Nostalgic For The Present Tour, which will be Furler's first tour in five years, will not be the first time she's shared the stage with Ziegler: In addition to appearing in a number of the Australian musician’s music videos (“Elastic Heart,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Cheap Thrills,” and, of course, “Chandelier”), the accomplished 13-year-old dancer has also performed with her at the Grammys, Saturday Night Live, and approximately seven billion different talk shows. Oh, and! Ziegler is slated to star in a short film that was written and directed by Sia. They're quite the duo, no? They're basically the Scorsese and DiCaprio of pop music/short films.
Now that we know Ziegler will be part of the tour, I would like to make a prediction: I bet Shia LaBeouf will swing by The Nostalgic For The Present Tour to recreate his "Elastic Heart" performance. I don't think he'll actually tour with the show, but I can totally see him dropping in at least once. Don't forget, stranger things have happened. Did I pull this prediction out of thin air? No, my friend. I pulled it out of my elastic heart (I'm sorry, couldn't help myself).
How serious of a prediction is that, you ask? Uh, I'd be willing to wager a two-toned wig, that's how serious.