80s icon Cyndi Lauper announces farewell tour ahead of Let the Canary Sing documentary release

Live Nation announced the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun tour via social media.
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Singer, songwriter, and activist Cyndi Lauper will embark on her farewell tour, aptly titled the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour, in October 2024. General admission tickets go on sale on Friday, June 7 at 10 a.m. via Live Nation, with several presale tickets offered beginning on Tuesday, the same day her documentary Let the Canary Sing premieres on Paramount+.

Variety reports that the 80s icon will tour 23 cities across North America before retiring from the road. The tour marks Lauper's first significant tour in over a decade. She will begin the tour on October 18 in Montreal and perform a final show at Chicago's United Center on December 5.

Lauper, whose career began over 40 years ago, became the first female to earn four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from a debut album. She's So Unusual, released in 1983, featured four of the singer's greatest hits: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop," and "All Through the Night." She would also win the Best New Artist Grammy in 1985.

Lauper's documentary, Let The Canary Sing, begins airing on Paramount+ on Tuesday, June 4. Directed by Emmy Award-winning documentarian Alison Ellwood, the film premiered at Tribeca in 2023. It chronicles the life of the performer who inspired generations with her unique style and perspective on life, fierce feminism, and relentless activism. Celebs Billy Porter, Patti LaBelle, Boy George, and more are featured in the film, weighing in on their experiences with Lauper.

In May, the same-titled soundtrack for the documentary was released. Featuring several new songs, the album also includes favorite titles, including "I Drove All Night," "She Bop," "Time After Time," and a Let The Canary Sing edit of Lauper's hit song "Goonies R Good Enough," featured in the 1985 adventure movie Goonies.

Recently, Lauper appeared in the Netflix original documentary The Greatest Night in Pop. It tells of the creation of the charity single "We Are The World," inspired by Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in the UK. The single, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, featured an impressive list of 80s musicians, including Lauper, Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis, and many more.

The documentary featured interviews with many performers from the supergroup known as
USA for Africa. Released in 1985 to raise awareness and funds for the famine in Ethiopia, it is the eighth-best-selling physical single of all time.

Don't miss Cyndi Lauper in her final tour, Girl Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour beginning in October 2024.

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