Pop greats to perform in Kings Park

The West Australian
Cyndi Lauper just wants to have fun in Perth.
Camera IconCyndi Lauper just wants to have fun in Perth. Credit: no copyright

They’re two of music’s best-known artists — the wondrous Blondie and the bewitching Cyndi Lauper.

In a world first, these two performers are teaming up to co-headline an absolute cracker of an Australian tour in April.

As co-headliners, the bands will alternate in closing the shows.

The tour closes in WA at Kings Park and Botanic Garden on April 12.

With both artists greatly loved by Australian fans, in metropolitan and regional areas, the tour is certainly one to savour.

“You can't miss this show. The bitches are coming back to make it happen in Australia just like they do it everywhere.

All the songs and music you want to hear from us and much much more.... We're looking to have the best tour in OZ ever!” says Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry.

“Blondie were the true trailblazers of the New York City new wave and punk scenes,” Cyndi Lauper says.

“As a young artist, they had such a big impact on me. I just thought that Debbie was so cool. She is still a hero of mine. I’m so excited to do this tour of Australia with them. We are going to have a blast!”

Cyndi Lauper and Blondie have both enjoyed great success here for four decades, fuelled by a stream of timeless hits.

Blondie emerged from the late-70s New York punk scene and quickly became music, style and pop culture icons selling more than 40 million albums worldwide and becoming Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

They scored hits with reggae, rock/disco and pop songs bursting with great hooks and brilliant, ironic lyrics.

‘Heart Of Glass’ was Blondie’s first US #1 in 1978 opening the floodgates to a run of 14 Top Ten US hits including ‘The Tide Is High’, ‘Call Me’, ‘Rapture’, ‘Picture This’, ‘Rip her To Shreds’, ‘Hanging On The Telephone’, ‘Union City Blues’ and ‘Atomic’, racking up a phenomenal five US and five UK number one singles.

Thirty-three years and 50 million album sales since her debut, the ever-versatile Lauper, one of only 20 people to earn Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards, shows no sign of slowing down.

Australian fans have loved Lauper since her 1983 debut solo album She’s So Unusual and its hits Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Time After Time, She Bop and All Through The Night.

Just a few weeks ago, she was in Melbourne to attend the opening night of a project dear to her heart, the extraordinary musical ‘Kinky Boots’, for which she wrote the music.

Make sure you get your ticket, it will be worth the trip from the farm. Visit Ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100.

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