NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) – Cyndi Lauper will take a southern Detour across the U.S. and Europe during her 2016 tour as the Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning singer-songwriter promotes her upcoming country record. Detour is available May 6, includes her take on a dozen classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
The 27-city tour kicks off in Nashville, Tenn. at the Ryman Auditorium. “There’s something so very magical about the Ryman and all the rich history there. Just to think it’s the same stage where Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline performed so long ago and here I am singing songs they made famous on this record – it’s such an honor,” Lauper said.
Detour 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.
Growing up, Lauper recalls listening to country music on her Aunt Gracie’s kitchen radio. “When I was a really young kid, country music was pop music, so this is what we grew up listening to. These songs are part of some of my earliest memories so it has been an absolute thrill to revisit them.”
May 09 Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, Tenn.
May 11 Palace Theatre – Louisville, Ky.
May 13 Carnegie Music Hall Homestead – Pittsburgh, Pa.
May 14 Michigan Theater – Ann Arbor, Mich.
May 16 Chicago Theatre – Chicago, Ill.
May 17 Hard Rock Live – Cleveland, Ohio
May 20 Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, Conn.*
May 21 Wang Center – Boston, Mass.*
May 25 Beacon Theatre – New York, N.Y.*
May 28 Sands Bethlehem Events Center – Bethlehem, Pa.*
May 29 Borgata – Atlantic City, N.J.*
Jun 01 Wolf Trap Filene Center – Vienna, Va.*
Jun 02 Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, S.C.
Jun 04 Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Raleigh, N.C.
Jun 05 Atlanta Symphony Hall – Atlanta, Ga.
Jun 08 Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, Fla.
Jun 09 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Orlando, Fla.
Jun 11 Mizner Park Amphitheatre – Boca Raton, Fla.
Jun 12 St. Augustine Amphitheater – St. Augustine, Fla.
Jun 22 Symphony Hall – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jun 23 Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jun 25 Newcastle City Hall – Newcastle, United Kingdom
Jun 30 Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith – London, United Kingdom
Jul 03 Jazz Fest Wien – Vienna, Austria
Jul 06 Parco Della Musica Auditorium Cavea – Rome, Italy
Jul 07 GRU Village – Torino, Italy
Jul 11 Grand Rex – Paris, France
*denotes shows with Boy George