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Cyndi Lauper Is Going on Her Final Farewell Tour! Learn About the Legendary Singer’s Tour Dates and More

Fans of the legendary singer Cyndi Lauper, were greeted with a major surprise on Monday, June 3 – the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour has been announced. This major road trip, which will be her first one in a decade, will also be her last time trotting around the globe singing her hit songs.

The 23-city North American tour, which the singer announced via Instagram, will begin on October 18 in Montreal and will come to a close on December 5 in Chicago, Illinois. Along the way, Lauper will be stopping in major cities including Fenway in Boston, Madison Square Garden in New York City, venues in Austin, Texas, and Seattle, Washington.

Tickets for the farewell tour are set to go on sale with an artist presale on Tuesday, June 4, and a general public sale on Friday, June 7. The sale will take place through LiveNation.com.

Cyndi Lauper is releasing a documentary alongside her farewell tour

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Cyndi Lauper (1986)Getty

Aside from the announcement of The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour, Lauper is also getting ready for the premiere of her new documentary, Let the Canary Sing. The film, directed by Alison Ellwood, had its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival last year and is set to release on Paramount+ on June 4 in the U.S. and Canada.

The day the documentary is set to release, the singer will attend a handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and will then attend a small, private screening of the film. Lauper will follow-up the premiere with a Q&A.

On June 5, Lauper will be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she will discuss her documentary and upcoming farewell tour.

The documentary will share the behind-the-scenes life of the artist, as well as major milestones from Lauper’s career. The musician will also discuss how she has used her platform to become an advocate for HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ+ issues, and women’s rights.

As for the interesting title, Lauper shared in a 2023 interview, “I was in bankruptcy court [decades ago, prior to mainstream success], and at the end of the trial, the judge took the gavel and said, ‘Let the canary sing.’ That’s when my life started again.”

Lauper’s documentary also dives into a bit of her past that fans may be unfamiliar with, including her time fronting for Blue Angel. Let the Canary Sing will feature interviews with other icons such as Patti LaBelle, Billy Porter, Lauper’s former manager, David Wolff and, of course, Lauper.

Cyndi Lauper released her greatest hits ahead of her farewell tour

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Cyndi Lauper (2018)Getty

To get prepared for the documentary and re-learn all Lauper’s lyrics for the farewell tour, Legacy Recordings and Lauper just released a new album on May 31. The record, titled Let the Canary Sing, is a compilation of the artist’s greatest hits.

The songs chosen for the album span all the way from her early days in Blue Angel through her iconic solo hits, like “Money Changes Everything” and “All Through the Night.”

Cyndi Lauper’s work outside of music includes advocacy and foundation work

The Grammy Award-winning artist has also been active in the philanthropy world, leading multiple foundations. Her True Colors United foundation works to assist LGBTQ+ youth and her Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Rights fund supports women’s rights to reproductive health.

As far as leaving fans with one final tour, Lauper says it’s the right time. “I just want to thank everybody, say goodbye, celebrate with fans that have been so loyal and sweet and were there for every crazy-ass concert or thing that I did and I’m excited about doing it.” She further explained that “right now this is the best I can be.”

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