Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper is an American Emmy and Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, film, television, and theater actress. She became a household name in the mid-eighties with the release of the album, She's So Unusual and became the first artist in history to have four top-five singles released from one album. Lauper has released 11 albums, over 40 singles, and has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. She continues to tour the world in support of human rights.
Lauper recorded an album of all new material during 2007. The working title given to the project was Savoir-faire, but she announced at her Perth, Australia concert in February 2008 that the name of the album was Bring Ya to the Brink.
"Same Ol' Story" was released as the album's first worldwide single and was released as a download only on May 6, 2008. It was the number one downloaded song on the day of release. Several remixes of the track were released to DJs. The album was released on May 27, 2008 in the United States.
The 2008 True Colors Tour debuted on May 31, 2008. Joining Lauper at various venues are Rosie O'Donnell, The B52's, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Cliks, Indigo Girls, Kat Deluna, Joan Armatrading, Regina Spektor, Tegan and Sara, Nona Hendryx, Deborah Cox, Wanda Sykes, among others. The MC will be Carson Kressley from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Sara Mclachlan will also be featured at the Vancouver, BC show.
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