“Cyndi Lauper is absolutely amazing and I am so honoured to be performing as part of her Australian tour. Cyndi is such a strong and powerful woman and I admire her for her big heart, beautiful smile and sexy soul. Says Donovan, who recently received rave reviews from the London critics for her role in the hit stage show The Sapphires.
Donovan will perform as part of the Cyndi Lauper Tour in Sydney on March 31st and April 1, Newcastle on April 2 and Melbourne on April 8 and 9.
The Cyndi Lauper Tour coincides with Donovan rocking Darlinghurst with her April 2011 month-long residency at Stonewall Hotel with her Big, Beautiful & Sexy Show.
Donovan’s residency, set to open on 6 April 2011, features an enchanting repertoire of great classics by some of the world’s Big, Beautiful & Sexy recording artists, including Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Chaka Khan, Beth Ditto and more.
Since launching her Big, Beautiful & Sexy show in 2010, Donovan has received acclaim for her performances. The on-going Big, Beautiful & Sexy Australian tour, has already seen Donovan perform to sell out crowds at some of the country’s most coveted venues and participate in events such as Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival, The Rocks Festival of the Voice and Yabun Festival.
Visit www.caseydonovan.com for more information on Casey Donovan’s April 2011 residency at Stonewall
WHO IS CYNDI LAUPER:
Cyndi Lauper was the first artist to have five top ten singles from a debut album which included her mega hit Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Cyndi has sold 25 million albums, received 13 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards, two American Music Awards, and 18 MTV Video Music Awards and continues to lead as a singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and activist.
With her recent album Memphis Blues, a collection of blues cover songs, she is once again reinventing herself by putting her unique twist on one of music’s most beloved genres. The collection of blues cover songs ranges from the harmonica blues ballad Just Your Fool to Don’t Cry No More, originally a hit for Bobby “Blue” Bland. Memphis Blues has been at the top pf the Blues charts for several weeks.
Her 2008 studio album, dance-oriented, Grammy-nominated Bring Ya to the Brink, featured collaborations with a cadre of cutting-edge producers and spawned two No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play singles. In 2009, the long-time actress appeared on such red-hot television shows as 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, Bones, and American Idol (performing with contestant Allison Iraheta), and was a surprise guest at the resurrected concert event VH1 Divas. In addition to her love of performing, Cyndi is unwavering in her commitment to social activism, creating the True Colors Fund as a show of solidarity against discrimination and to raise awareness about the issues facing the GLBT population.
Cyndi Lauper Tour Dates with Casey Donovan:
Thursday, 31 March
Friday 1 April
Saturday, 2 April
Friday, 8 April
Saturday, 9 April