Cyndi Lauper Kicks off 'Memphis Blues' National Tour
Music legend Cyndi Lauper’s 2010 album, Memphis Blues, may have been a departure from her signature sound that made her a household name, but her love letter to the blues has earned her applause from fans and critics alike. “If there’s been a better blues album this year, it’s a well-kept secret,” remarked Newsweek Magazine, “It takes guts for a singer to walk onto territory once owned by Memphis Minnie, but Lauper pulls it off like a woman who knows everything there is to know about having fun with the blues.”
The Grammy-nominated Memphis Blues debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart and remained there for an impressive 14 weeks, eventually earning the title of 2010’s best-selling blues album.
This fall Lauper will embark on a co-headlining tour with New Orleans music legend Dr. John, titled “Cyndi Lauper & Dr. John: From Memphis to Mardi Gras.” The 14-city tour will kick off October 7th at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida and wrap up on October 28th at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois.
Lauper’s blues-focused live performances have also been met with high praise. The New York Post raved, “She belted blues classics like she was born on the Delta rather than in Queens. With grit in her voice and swagger in her stage presence…Lauper’s set never faltered and she didn’t lack for classic material. She was killer.”
Aside from her stellar vocals Lauper is an ardent advocate for the LGBT rights, continually raising funds for LGBT charities including the Matthew Shepherd Foundation and launching the "We Give a Damn" Campaign.
For Tour Dates see the list below of visit cyndilauper.com for more details.
Cyndi Lauper & Dr. John: From Memphis to Mardi Gras Tour Dates
10/7 Orlando, FL House of Blues
10/9 Birmingham, AL Alys Robinson Stephens PAC
10/11 Greenville, SC Peace Concert Hall
10/12 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy PAC
10/14 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
10/15 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC
10/18 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/19 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
10/21 Glenside, PA Keswick Theater
10/22 Reading, PA Sovereign PAC
10/23 Boston, MA House of Blues
10/25 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall
10/27 Carmel, IN The Palladium
10/28 Aurora, IL Paramount Theatre
10/8 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
10/31 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC
11/1 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
11/3 San Diego, CA 4th & B
11/4 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
11/5 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Casino