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. 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.
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Lauper kicked off her 19-city “Detour Tour” at the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, on May 9 and is on now. Select dates, including New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre, will feature a co-headlining performance by Boy George. See the full tour schedule after the jump.
May 25 Beacon Theater New York, NY *
May 26 Beacon Theater New York, NY *
May 28 Sands Bethlehem Event CTR Bethlehem, 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 Amphitheatre Boca Raton, FL
June 12 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
* (Co-Headline with Boy George)
September 10 ACL Live at Moody Theater Austin, TX
September 11 Revention Music Center Houston, TX
September 13 Civic Center Music Hall Oklahoma City, OK
September 15 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO
September 18 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
September 20 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
September 21 Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Boise, ID
September 23 Thunder Valley Casino Resort Lincoln, CA
September 24 Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage, CA
September 27 Vina Robles Amphitheatre Paso Robles, CA
September 28 Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara, CA
September 30 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
October 3 Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay San Diego, CA
October 5 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
October 7 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom Scottsdale, AZ
October 8 The Joint Las Vegas, NV