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Outlaw Field announces another ’80s concert

Singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper is the ninth show announced at this year’s Outlaw Field concert series. The venue is expected to hold at least 10 events.
Singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper is the ninth show announced at this year’s Outlaw Field concert series. The venue is expected to hold at least 10 events. Invision/AP

Two weeks after revealing that Tears for Fears will perform this summer at Outlaw Field in Boise, the Idaho Botanical Garden has dropped another name straight from the MTV era: Cyndi Lauper.

The pop singer and songwriter, known for 1980s videos and hits such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Time After Time” and “All Through the Night,” will headline a 7 p.m. show on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (Fall begins the next day, so if you girls truly do wanna have fun, pack extra clothing.) No opening act has been announced.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, for $43.50 general admission at Ticketmaster and the usual Outlaw Field outlets.

The price includes an album download of “Detour,” Lauper’s soon-to-be-released covers collection of country songs including guests such as Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson.

This won’t be Lauper’s first visit to the Treasure Valley, but it’s been a while. Cher fans will remember her opening for the “evil frickin’ diva” in 2002 at Nampa’s Idaho Center. Lauper has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and has won Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards.

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