Cyndi Lauper has revealed her reasoning for plotting a farewell tour – see what the pop icon had to say below.

Earlier this week, Lauper announced a farewell tour, due to take place later this year. Now, speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, she’s explained why she feels like now’s the right time for one last trek.

While she clarified that she’s by no means retiring, Lauper has ruled out “the trains, planes and automobiles”, suggesting that she’s open to the occasional hometown performance. She explained further: “I want to do an arena tour… I’m strong now, but I don’t know what I’m going to be like in four years.”

Shortly after, Lauper acknowledged her age by getting off her seat to mimic herself using a walker. “For me, I wanted to have a chance to do this when I’m feeling strong. I want to celebrate with people. Really celebrate with people, and make it fun.”


Lauper’s farewell tour is set to kick off in October. A ticket pre-sale is currently ongoing for fans who use the code “CHORD”. General ticket sales will commence today (June 7) at 10am local time. Visit here for tickets and check out the full list of dates below.

Cyndi Lauper 2024 farewell tour dates are:

18 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
20 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
24 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
26 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

01 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
03 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
06 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
08 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Hollywood
10 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
12 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
14 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
16 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
19 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
20 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
23 – Los Angeles, CA – Intuit Dome
24 – Palm Desert, CA – Acrisure Arena
26 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
30 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

01 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
04 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
05 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Prior to her farewell tour, Lauper is due to play an “exclusive” greatest hits show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Wednesday, June 26, ahead an appearance at Glastonbury Festival later that weekend. It’ll mark Lauper’s first UK solo concert in eight years.

Lauper also recently released a documentary titled Let The Canary Sing. It offers fans a deep dive into the pop icon’s storied career and legacy through archival footage and interviews with Lauper herself, as well as other prominent names in music including Boy George and Patti LaBelle among others. The documentary also chronicles Lauper’s impact as an activist for queer rights and allyship, as well as women’s rights.

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