Cyndi Lauper announces first UK tour in five years

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Cyndi Lauper announces first UK tour in five years

Cyndi Lauper is to embark on her first UK tour in five years this June in support of her new album 'Detour'.

The 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun' hitmaker will head out on a short run culminating at London's Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on June 30.

The 62-year-old singer will be showcasing her 11th studio album which sees her put her signature vocal style on a dozen classic country songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s, such as 'Funnel of Love' and 'Heartaches by the Numbers'

Cyndi recorded the LP in Nashville with some of music city's top session players and it features duets with country legends like Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Vince Gill

Cyndi has had an ambition to record a country LP for years and revealed her plans last year.

She told BANG Showbiz: "I don't know if you listen to country music but I want to work with Seymour Stein - he was the co-founder of Sire Records - and I've always wanted to work with him. So I figure while I've still got teeth in my mouth let me go work with him!

"I want to record all those songs I used to sing my guts out in my apartment to!"

Tickets go on sale at BookingsDirect.com for Cyndi's tour on Friday March 11.