Cyndi Lauper To Embark On 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' Farewell Tour

4 June 2024 | 11:30 am | Mary Varvaris

The 'True Colors' singer will commemorate her impressive four-decade-plus career.

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Cyndi Lauper has announced a farewell tour of the US, embarking on a 23-date Girls Just Wanna Have Fun journey to commemorate her four-decade-plus career.

While the singer and actress hasn’t commented to the press or on social media regarding her farewell tour, the dates have been announced. The tour will take place throughout October, November, and December. It begins in Montreal on 18 October and wraps up on 5 December in Chicago.

It is unclear whether this is the beginning of a larger farewell run that also visits Australia. On 29 June, Lauper will perform at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival—will she announce some more UK shows after her festival appearance?

Fans might hear about Lauper’s farewell to her impressive lifetime of touring in her tell-all, career-spanning documentary, Let The Canary Sing, which just landed on Paramount+ today.

On Wednesday (5 June), Lauper will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss the documentary and farewell tour—something her Australian fans can keep an eye on later this week.

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Lauper joined fellow music legend Sir Rod Stewart for a string of shows in Australia last March.

In a review of the pair’s show at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, The Music’s Andy Hazel declared: “Her dynamic vocals, her distinctive look, and her infectious, welcoming confidence can bewitch a kid as quickly as it can pull a listener 40 years into the past.

“Opening her set with Hole in My Heart, Lauper’s performance could fuel a show by a punk band a quarter of her age. She writhes on the floor, climbs a speaker stack and inhabits a song about contemplating madness with her particular sense of commitment,” Hazel continued before discussing the moment everything came together: Money Changes Everything from her album She’s So Unusual.

Hazel wrote: “The personality evident in her look, the power of her voice, and the punk defiance still powering her 40 years after the album’s release. It’s magnificent.”