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CYNDI LAUPER TAKES HER COUNTRY DETOUR ON THE ROAD

Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 7:00 AM by User 0 Comments

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(New York, NY – March 7, 2016) – Iconic performer and musical chameleon Cyndi Lauper announced today 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 two nights at 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 on CD ($18.98), LP ($24.98), and digitally.

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.

DETOUR TRACK LISTING

1. “Funnel Of Love”
2. “Detour” - Featuring Emmylou Harris
3. “Misty Blue”
4. “Walkin’ After Midnight”
5. “Heartaches By The Number”
6. “The End Of The World”
7. “Night Life” - Featuring Willie Nelson
8. “Begging To You”
9. “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” - Featuring Vince Gill
10. “I Fall To Pieces”
11. “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart” - Featuring Jewel
12. “Hard Candy Christmas” - Featuring Alison Krauss

DETOUR TOUR DATES

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 - SAND EVENTS CENTER - BETHLEHAM, PA*
May 29 - BORGATA - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ*
June 1 - WOLF TRAP - VIENNA, VA*
June 2 - CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL - CHARLESTON, SC
June 4 - DUKE ENERGY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS - 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)

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