The W: Cyndi Lauper, Jeffrey Ross, Toby Keith, and Jimi Spock
First Posted: 8/19/2013
…just wants to have fun? Cyndi Lauper, of course, who is now celebrating the 30th anniversary of her smash debut album.
The crazy-haired ’80s pop icon will bring her “She’s So Unusual” tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at kirbycenter.org, by calling 570.826.1100, or via the Kirby Center box office. A special Kirby member pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. today. Tickets are $34, $49, $59, and $75 (limited pit seating).
“She’s So Unusual” became the first debut female record to chart four Top 5 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” and “All Through the Night.” The album also earned Lauper the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
“When I realized it’s also the anniversary of the album that started my solo career, I knew it was the perfect time to thank my fans for sticking with me through it all,” Lauper said. “I’m so excited to perform ‘She’s So Unusual’ from beginning to end, song by song, and I can’t wait to see everyone.”
…does it feel like to get burned – or, shall we say, really, really insulted?
If you’ve ever been on the other end of a joke from Jeffrey Ross, you know. Comedy Central’s “Roastmaster General” will be coming to the F.M. Kirby Center on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at 10 this morning and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, online at kirbycenter.org, or by phone at 570.826.1100. Tickets are $35 and $75, for a limited VIP meet and greet.
Ross is sure to have anyone and everyone in his crosshairs when he visits the Kirby Center – even audience members. His touring shows include a “Speed Roasting” portion that allows audience members to take the stage for a chance to be roasted by the master himself.
…can you get a bottle of booze signed by Toby Keith?
Look no further on Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. than the Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store (Crest Plaza Shopping Center, 1516 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown). The country star will be on hand to sign pre-purchased bottles of Wild Shot Mezcal. Keith launched the liquor, a 100 percent green agave, 86.8 percent proof mezcal, in 2011.
Bottles are available for $39.99. Following the signing, Keith will continue his Hammer Down Tour presented by the Ford F-Series at the Allentown Fair.