Cyndi Lauper on Why ‘Now is the Time’ for Her Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour (Exclusive)

Cyndi Lauper is ready to embark on her final tour.

On Tuesday, ET’s Denny Directo spoke with the 70-year-old singer at the Los Angeles premiere of Let the Canary sing – the documentary exploring her rise to fame and prolific career – and provided the scoop on her recently announced Girls Just Want to Have Fun Tour, a 23-city adventure kicking off later this year.

Between aging and the fact that she hasn’t had a chance to perform in stadiums in four decades, Lauper, who launched her career in 1983, says now seems like the perfect time to tour.

“Honestly, I want to do a stadium tour. I haven’t done one since the ’80s and I feel like I’m in good shape,” the “True Colors” singer said. “I feel strong enough to do a really good job.”

Lauper added that advances in technology have allowed her to tour and take it to another level.

Cyndi Lauper at her handprint and footprint ceremony in Hollywood on June 4, 2024fake images

“There are so many innovative things happening with staging, lighting and artificial intelligence,” he said, adding: “To me, the idea of ​​maybe using it (artificial intelligence) to create art is incredible… I mean , what kind of things excite me.”

In total, he toured nearly two dozen cities in the United States and Canada, beginning in Quebec in October and ending with a December stop in Chicago. It’s his last tour because he says his life has become too hectic to try to do something similar in the future. In addition to singing, she has previously lent her talents to shows like Central Park. The horror of Dolores Roach and young Sheldon, according to her IMDB.

“Now is the time to do it and I can’t write for shows and then go on tour, I just can’t. So this is it for me,” Lauper, whose other big hits include songs like “Time After Time” and “All Through the Night” — he said.

While opening acts or guests have yet to be announced, the tour Live Nation Page promises exciting surprises for attendees. Lauper told ET that she hopes this farewell tour gives fans some much-needed fun and resilience as her touring career comes to a close.

“People need hope and you have to give them hope and you have to give them some redemption, you know? I’m very big on that, so for this tour, it’s a celebration and it’s going to be fun,” she said. “This tour is going to be fun.”

“I want to thank everyone,” Lauper continued. “(Say goodbye to) the people who stayed with me and listened to me and I would like to say goodbye to everyone. I’m going to go around the world just one more time.”

As for her other project, her documentary, which previously debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2023, the singer, actress and songwriter called it a “full circle” moment to be able to celebrate the film with the world after years. to wait patiently for it to come true.

According to a description, the film follows Lauper’s decade-long career and her cultural impact as an icon of feminism and human rights. It is a project very dear to her and she cannot wait for her fans to enjoy it.

While she admits the film is about her, Lauper says it’s actually director Alison Ellwood’s film. Lauper says she’s glad to have found someone so passionate and perfect to tell the story of her life in the way she’d always hoped, even if (spoiler alert) she lives in the end: her words from her! , not ours!

Watch the film’s trailer in the player below:

Let the Canary sing now streaming on Paramount+.


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