Cyndi Lauper extends tour, adds Boston show

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Cyndi Lauper has extended her celebration of the 30th anniversary of her debut album She’s So Unusual with a new round of dates scheduled for this fall. The 80’s pop favorite will return to Massachusetts for a performance at Boston’s Citi Wang Theatre on Saturday, October 19. Tickets for the concert, which range in price from $30 to $95, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Telecharge. Canadian rockers Hunter Valentine will open the show.

Recorded and released in 1983, She’s So Unusual features some of Lauper’s biggest hits including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Time After Time”, “She Bop”, “Money Changes Everything” and “All Through the Night”. She became the first female artist to have four top 10 singles on a debut album. It went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide and won Lauper a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Lauper has remained busy over the past few years, most recently by scoring the the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots”. The production earned a season-high of 13 nominations and six wins at this year’s Tony Awards, including Best Musical as well as Best Score for Lauper.

In the past five years, Lauper has released two diverse and critically-acclaimed albums with 2008’s Bring Ya to the Brink (which featured two #1 Billboard Dance tracks) and 2010’s Memphis Blues (the top selling Blues album of 2010). Last Fall, she released her New York Times Best Selling autobiography, “Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir”.

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