Cyndi Lauper to Play Country Classics on 'Detour' Tour

Pop icon hits the road in support of her country covers album, with Boy George opening on select dates

Cyndi Lauper will tour in support of her first country music album, 'Detour.' Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Vicaom

Cyndi Lauper is taking her country act on the road. The music legend's Detour tour kicks off May 9th in Nashville, hitting 27 cities in the U.S. and Europe before wrapping July 11th in Paris.

Lauper's first country album, also titled Detour, has a track list of Nashville-born songs spanning the Forties, Fifties and Sixties. Covers include Patsy Cline's "Walkin After Midnight," Harlan Howard's "Heartaches By the Number" and the Loretta Lynn/Conway Twitty duet, "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly," which she sings with Vince Gill.

Growing up in New York, the singer recalls falling in love with country music while listening to the radio at an aunt's house. "It was Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn and these great female voices," Lauper tells Rolling Stone Country. "I grew up with a lot of women around me, so the strength of their voices. . . it was at that age when you still had your pony stick, it was still a magical time."

Detour hits stores May 6th.

Cyndi Lauper's Detour Tour Dates:
*denotes shows with Boy George
 
May 9 - Nashville @ Ryman Auditorium
May 11 - Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
May 13 - Pittsburgh @ Carnegie Music Hall Homestead
May 14 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
May 16 - Chicago @ Chicago Theatre
May 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock Live 
May 20 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun *
May 21 - Boston, MA @ Wang Center *
May 25 - New York City @ Beacon Theatre *
May 28 - Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center *
May 29 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata *
June 1 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Filene Center *
June 2 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
June 4 - Raleigh, NC @ Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
June 5 - Atlanta @ Atlanta Symphony Hall 
June 8 - Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 9 - Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
June 11 -  Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheatre
June 12 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
June 22 - Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Symphony Hall
June 23 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Royal Concert Hall
June 25 - Newcastle, United Kingdom @ Newcastle City Hall
June 30 - London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
July 3 - Vienna, Austria @ Jazz Fest Wien
July 6 - Rome, Italy @ Parco Della Musica Auditorium Cavea
July 7 - Torino, Italy @ GRU Village
July 11 - Paris, France @ Grand Rex