19-city DETOUR TOUR Kicks Off at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on May 9

Boy George Will Co-Headline on Select Dates

New Album Detour Out May 6


Features Music Icon’s Take on Country Classics From The ‘40s, ‘50s, And ‘60s

Iconic performer and musical chameleon Cyndi Lauper announced today the DETOUR TOUR in support of her upcoming studio album DETOURavailable May 6 on Sire Records. The 19-city tour will kick off May 9 at the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and will wrap up June 12 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Florida. Select dates, including New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre, will feature a co-headlining performance by Boy George. Tickets will be available to the public starting Thursday, March 10 at Cyndi Lauper Fan Club members will have first access to tickets beginning today at 12pm EST while a special presale with the password “CYNDITOUR2016” will begin Tuesday, March 8 at 10AM EST.


Cyndi Lauper’s celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on DETOUR, her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.


DETOUR showcases Lauper’s unmistakable voice on country classics from the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s and features guest appearances from county 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.


The album is Lauper’s first for Sire Records and executive produced by legendary Sire founder, Seymour Stein. DETOUR will be available May 6 on CD ($18.98), LP ($24.98), and digitally.


For the album, Lauper duets with several special guests, including country music royalty: Emmylou Harris (on the title track), Willie Nelson (“Night Life,” a song he wrote over 50 years ago), Vince Gill (Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”) and Alison Krauss (Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas.” Jewel also makes an appearance on DETOUR, showcasing her prodigious yodeling skills on “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” which was the first country song by a woman to sell one million copies.



  1. Funnel Of Love”
  2. “Detour” – Featuring Emmylou Harris
  3. “Misty Blue”
  4. “Walkin’ After Midnight
  5. Heartaches By The Number
  6. “The End Of The World”
  7. “Night Life” – Featuring Willie Nelson
  8. “Begging To You”
  9. “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” – Featuring Vince Gill
  10. “I Fall To Pieces”
  11. “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart” – Featuring Jewel
  12. “Hard Candy Christmas” – Featuring Alison Krauss



May 9                   RYMAN AUDITORIUM                                      NASHVILLE, TN

May 11                 PALACE THEATER                                             LOUISVILLE, KY


May 14                 MICHIGAN THEATER                                        ANN ARBOR, MI

May 16                 CHICAGO THEATER                                          CHICAGO, IL

May 17                 HARD ROCK LIVE                                              CLEVELAND, OH

May 20                 MOHEGAN SUN                                               UNCASVILLE, CT   *

May 21                 WANG THEATER                                               BOSTON, MA       *

May 25                 BEACON THEATER                                            NEW YORK, NY     *

May 28                 SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENT CENTER               BETHLEHAM, PA  *

May 29                 BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA                    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ*

June 1                   WOLF TRAP                                                       VIENNA, VA          *

June 2                   CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL                              CHARLESTON, SC

June 4                   DUKE ENERGY CENTER                                     RALEIGH, NC

June 5                   SYMPHONY HALL                                             ATLANTA, GA

June 8                   RUTH ECKERD HALL                                         CLEARWATER, FL

June 9                   DR. PHILLIPS CENTER                                       ORLANDO, FL

June 11                 MIZNER PARK AMPITHEATRE                         BOCA RATON, FL

June 12                 ST. AUGUSTINE AMPITHEATRE                       ST. AUGUSTINE, FL


* (Co-Headline with Boy George)