Thirty years after making heads spin with her effervescent debut album She’s So
Unusual, venerable pop chameleon Cyndi Lauper will be making her Israel debut on
January 4 at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.
Lauper’s career-spanning show,
including the classic 1984 album performed in its entirety with timeless hits
like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Time After Time,” has been receiving rave
reviews at sold-out venues throughout North America.
second-hand-shop clothing, squeaky Queens accent and an effortless blend of
dance pop and new-wave rock, Lauper made being an outsider cool, and thanks to
the burgeoning MTV music video universe, her music and image reached around the
world in a flash.
Proving she wasn’t a flash in the pan, Lauper continued
to score big commercially and artistically, selling over 50 million records
including hits like “True Colors.” At age 60, she’s reinvented herself many
times, the latest as a Tony Award-winning score writer for the hit Broadway
musical Kinky Boots.
In addition to penning her New York Times
bestselling autobiography and starring in her own reality show, Lauper has also
used her celebrity status to tirelessly campaign for the LGBT community via her
organization The True Colors Fund.
With Lauper’s show ushering in the new
year, and reports of upcoming Israel stops by Beyonce and Justin Timberlake,
2014 is shaping up to be a musical landmark.
Now that Bruce Springsteen
has announced his first-ever shows in South Africa, could we dare hope that
another announcement is in the works for a show by the Boss in Tel Aviv in ‘14?