News: Cyndi Lauper To Take Country ‘Detour’ On the Road
(US) Iconic performer and musical chameleon Cyndi Lauper has announced the DETOUR TOUR in support of her upcoming studio album DETOUR available May 6 on Sire Records. The 19-city tour will kick off May 9 at the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and will wrap up June 12 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Florida. Select dates, including New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre, will feature a co-headlining performance by Boy George. Tickets will be available to the public starting Thursday, March 10 at CyndiLauper.com. Cyndi Lauper Fan Club members will have first access to tickets beginning today at 12pm EST while a special presale with the password “CYNDITOUR2016” will begin Tuesday, March 8 at 10AM EST.
Cyndi Lauper’s celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on DETOUR, her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.
DETOUR showcases Lauper’s unmistakable voice on country classics from the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s and features guest appearances from county music stars Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson. Lauper recorded the album in Nashville alongside a band comprised of the city’s top session players.
The album is Lauper’s first for Sire Records and executive produced by legendary Sire founder, Seymour Stein. DETOUR will be available May 6.
For the album, Lauper duets with several special guests, including country music royalty: Emmylou Harris (on the title track), Willie Nelson (“Night Life,” a song he wrote over 50 years ago), Vince Gill (Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”) and Alison Krauss (Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas.” Jewel also makes an appearance on DETOUR, showcasing her prodigious yodeling skills on “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” which was the first country song by a woman to sell one million copies.
May 9 RYMAN AUDITORIUM NASHVILLE, TN
May 11 PALACE THEATER LOUISVILLE, KY
May 13 CARNEGIE OF HOMESTEAD MUSIC HALL PITTSBURGH, PA
May 14 MICHIGAN THEATER ANN ARBOR, MI
May 16 CHICAGO THEATER CHICAGO, IL
May 17 HARD ROCK LIVE CLEVELAND, OH
May 20 MOHEGAN SUN UNCASVILLE, CT *
May 21 WANG THEATER BOSTON, MA *
May 25 BEACON THEATER NEW YORK, NY *
May 28 SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENT CENTER BETHLEHAM, PA *
May 29 BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA ATLANTIC CITY, NJ*
June 1 WOLF TRAP VIENNA, VA *
June 2 CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL CHARLESTON, SC
June 4 DUKE ENERGY CENTER RALEIGH, NC
June 5 SYMPHONY HALL ATLANTA, GA
June 8 RUTH ECKERD HALL CLEARWATER, FL
June 9 DR. PHILLIPS CENTER ORLANDO, FL
June 11 MIZNER PARK AMPITHEATRE BOCA RATON, FL
June 12 ST. AUGUSTINE AMPITHEATRE ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
* (Co-Headline with Boy George)