Farewell Tour Announced: Cyndi Lauper Retiring from the Road After Decades on Stage

Montreal, Canada – Cyndi Lauper, the iconic “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” singer-songwriter, has announced her retirement from touring. The decision comes as Lauper prepares for her farewell tour, which will take her to 23 cities across North America this fall. The tour marks her first major road trip in a decade and is expected to be a memorable end to her time as a touring artist.

While Lauper has not provided a statement explaining her choice to embark on a farewell tour now, fans can expect to hear more about her decision as she promotes her new documentary, “Let the Canary Sing.” The documentary, directed by Alison Ellwood, will premiere on Paramount+ on Tuesday, offering viewers a glimpse into Lauper’s illustrious career.

The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour is set to kick off on October 18 in Montreal and will conclude on December 5 at Chicago’s United Center. Along the way, Lauper will grace iconic arenas such as New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and L.A.’s Intuit Dome. Additionally, she will be performing a special show at Detroit’s Fox Theatre on October 24.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale, with an artist presale beginning on Tuesday, followed by other presales before the general on-sale starting on Friday at 10 a.m. local time on LiveNation.com. Opening acts for the tour will be announced at a later date.

In conjunction with the premiere of her documentary, Lauper will participate in a handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood before attending a private local premiere of the film. She will also make an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to discuss the documentary and the farewell tour.

The tour dates include stops in major cities such as Toronto, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. Fans can expect a memorable experience as Lauper bids farewell to a remarkable chapter in her career as a touring artist.