Cher makes an appearance at popular Auckland gelato store

Must See 24/09/2018

Even in the midst of a whirlwind tour and the release of a brand-new single, Cher still found time for icecream while she was in Auckland.

The 72-year-old music icon performed at Spark Arena on Saturday night, the second of her two New Zealand shows as part of the Here We Go Again Tour.

After the concert she and her entourage were in the mood for a sweet treat, and headed to Giapo on Gore St for some gelato.

Once in the store, Cher ordered a triple-chocolate 'evolution' cone and posed for photos with fans. She appeared in Giapo's Instagram story looking delighted with her icecream and sporting some vibrant pink eyeshadow.

Giapo spokeswoman Annarosa Petrucci told Stuff that the singer was a "sweetheart". She even offered up a generous $100 tip when paying for her icecream, which Ms Petrucci says was respectfully declined by staff.

Cher arrived in the country last week, tweeting her pleasure at waking up to a "beautiful New Zealand sunrise".

On Thursday she released a new single from her upcoming ABBA tribute album, a heartwrenching cover of 'One of Us' from the Swedish band's final album.