Cyndi Lauper’s DETOUR Tour Comes To The Chicago Theatre May 16

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Cyndi Lauper (1)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 New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre, will feature a co-headlining performance by Boy George.The tour makes a Chicago stop on May 16 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. Tickets (40-$95) gon on sale at 10 a.m. March 12 at ticketmaster.com and the theater box office. A fan club pre-sale begins at 9 a.m. March 8. (Code word: CYNDITOUR2016)

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 country 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 on 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

* (Co-Headline with Boy George)

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 THEAT              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            BTI CENTER FOR THE 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