Cyndi Lauper has revealed plans to embark on a tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of her debut album, She’s So Unusual. The summer outing will stop in Massachusetts for a performance at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford on Tuesday, July 9. Tickets for the concert, which range in price from $48 to $68, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website. Canadian rockers Hunter Valentine will open the show.
“It’s been such an amazing year for me,” said Cyndi Lauper in a press release. “When I realized it’s also the anniversary of the album that started my solo career, I knew it was the perfect time to thank my fans for sticking with me through it all. I’m so excited to perform She’s So Unusual from beginning to end, song by song and I can’t wait to see everyone!”
Recorded and released in 1983, She’s So Unusual features some of Lauper’s biggest hits including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Time After Time”, “She Bop”, “Money Changes Everything” and “All Through the Night”. She became the first female artist to have four top 10 singles on a debut album. It went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide and won Lauper a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Lauper has remained busy over the past few years, most recently by scoring the the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots”. Earlier this week, it was announced the musical received the most Tony Awards nominees with 13 nods, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.
Earlier this year Lauper partnered with mega-producer Mark Burnett to star in her own WE TV realty show, “Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual”. Last Fall, she released her New York Times Best Selling autobiography, “Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir”.
In the past five years, Lauper has released two diverse and critically-acclaimed albums with 2008′s Bring Ya to the Brink (which featured two #1 Billboard Dance tracks) and 2010′s Memphis Blues (the top selling Blues album of 2010).
The tour will close in Connecticut with a performance at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket on Saturday, July 13. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $40.