Cyndi Lauper Announces Farewell Tour and Retirement from Being on the Road

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After a remarkable journey on the road, Cyndi Lauper, the iconic singer-songwriter behind hits like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” has announced her retirement from touring. This decision comes as she unveils plans for a farewell tour, marking the conclusion of her storied career as a touring artist.

Lauper’s farewell tour was unveiled on Monday morning, promising a nostalgic ride through 23 cities across North America this fall. Although she has yet to provide a detailed explanation for her retirement from touring, fans can anticipate insights into her decision as she promotes her upcoming documentary, “Let the Canary Sing,” set to premiere on Paramount+ this Tuesday.

The “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour” is anticipated to be Lauper’s most significant road trip in a decade. Commencing on October 18 in Montreal, the tour will culminate on December 5 at Chicago’s United Center, spanning iconic arenas in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.

Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper farewell tour. PHOTO: Cyndi Lauper

Among the notable stops on her itinerary are performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden on October 30, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 1, L.A.’s Intuit Dome on November 23, the Acrisure Arena in Palm Desert on November 24, and San Francisco’s Chase Center on November 26. Additionally, Lauper will grace the stage of Detroit’s Fox Theatre on October 24 for a non-arena show.

Ticket sales for the tour will commence with an artist presale on Tuesday, followed by additional presales before the general on-sale opens on Friday at 10 a.m. local time on Details regarding opening acts for the tour will be disclosed at a later date.

Alongside the tour announcement, Lauper’s documentary “Let the Canary Sing,” directed by Alison Ellwood, is set to debut on Paramount+. To celebrate the occasion, Lauper will participate in a handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on the same day as the documentary’s premiere. Subsequently, she will engage in a private local premiere of the film at the theater complex, followed by a Q&A session. Additionally, Lauper will discuss the documentary and her farewell tour on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Wednesday.

Here is the complete list of tour dates for the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour:

  • Fri Oct 18 | Montreal, QC | Bell Centre
  • Sun Oct 20 | Toronto, ON | Scotiabank Arena
  • Thu Oct 24 | Detroit, MI | Fox Theatre
  • Sat Oct 26 | Boston, MA | MGM Music Hall at Fenway
  • Sun Oct 27 | Washington, DC | Capital One Arena
  • Wed Oct 30 | New York, NY | Madison Square Garden
  • Fri Nov 01 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
  • Sun Nov 03 | Columbus, OH | Schottenstein Center
  • Wed Nov 06 | Tampa, FL | Amalie Arena
  • Fri Nov 08 | Hollywood, FL | Hard Rock Hollywood
  • Sun Nov 10 | Atlanta, GA | State Farm Arena
  • Tue Nov 12 | Dallas, TX | American Airlines Center
  • Thu Nov 14 | Austin, TX | Moody Center
  • Sat Nov 16 | Houston, TX | Toyota Center
  • Tue Nov 19 | Phoenix, AZ | Footprint Center
  • Wed Nov 20 | San Diego, CA | Viejas Arena
  • Sat Nov 23 | Los Angeles, CA | Intuit Dome
  • Sun Nov 24 | Palm Desert, CA | Acrisure Arena
  • Tue Nov 26 | San Francisco, CA | Chase Center
  • Sat Nov 30 | Portland, OR | Moda Center
  • Sun Dec 01 | Seattle, WA | Climate Pledge Arena
  • Wed Dec 04 | Minneapolis, MN | Target Center
  • Thu Dec 05 | Chicago, IL | United Center

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