Cyndi Lauper Adds Second Leg to Tour: She’s So Unusual

Cyndi Lauper Adds Second Leg to Tour: She’s So Unusual

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Lauper UnusualCyndi Lauper has added new dates to her successful She’s So Unusual 30th Anniversary Tour which celebrates her groundbreaking debut album. The 22 new dates will kick off October 18 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey and wrap up November 16 at Connecticut’s Ridgefield Playhouse. At each concert Lauper will perform the record-setting album in its entirety and share intimate, never-before-heard stories from the recording of the album. Select dates will also feature special guests Hunter Valentine.

“Cyndi Lauper sounds like no other singer on the current scene,” Kurt Loder writes in his original Rolling Stone She’s So Unusual album review. “Lauper’s extraordinary pipes connect with the right material, the results sound like the beginning of a whole new golden age.”

Recorded and released in 1983, She’s So Unusual, Lauper’s debut solo album, is a colorful portrait of a unique and multifaceted talent. The album features some of Lauper’s most well-known songs and perennial radio favorites including, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” “Money Changes Everything,” and “All Through the Night.”

She’s So Unusual made Lauper a household name and also cemented her place in musical history as the first female artist to have four top 10 singles on a debut album. The release went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide and won Lauper a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Lauper is one of the most inventive and compelling performers in pop history, equally famed for her soaring vocal range, fiery personality and tireless advocacy work. The iconic performer has been celebrating a creative renaissance as of late. Kinky Boots, the Broadway musical Lauper composed the music and lyrics for, opened April 4 to critical acclaim and went on to win six Tony Awards including “Best Score” for Lauper herself. [Editor’s note: The Seattle Lesbian interviewed Lauper immediately following her win. Read that interview here.]

The highly-anticipated musical is the Broadway adaptation of the British film Kinky Boots and is itself inspired by a true story about the power of acceptance. The show brings together an impressive team: Cyndi, legendary producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (who wrote the book) and venerable director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

Last Fall Lauper released her New York Times Best Selling autobiography, “Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir.” Written with journalist Jancee Dunn and published by Atria Books, the memoir details for the first time Lauper’s tumultuous years growing up in Queens, the ups and downs of a career that has spanned over three decades, her conflicted feelings on fame and her advocacy of equality for all that led to the creation of her foundation, the True Colors Fund.

Earlier this year Lauper partnered with mega-producer Mark Burnett to star in her own We TV docu-series, Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual which gave viewers a backstage pass through her personal and professional life as she juggles her roles as rock star, mother, wife, Broadway composer, and philanthropist.

Visit cyndilauper.com or check local listings for more info and tour dates.

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