The Hampton Roads summertime concert calendar continues to fill at an accelerating pace. In recent days, we've learned about new shows by Cyndi Lauper, Styx, Chaka Khan, Matchbox Twenty with the Goo Goo Dolls, and Heart.
Here are details:
--Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent April 27 at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach. Tickets, $20-$125, are available now from Ticketmaster. Specials include a $99 four pack of reserved-seat tickets and a $60 lawn four pack.
-- Chaka Khan May 25 at the Umoja Festival, nTelos amphitheater, Portsmouth. Tickets, $20-$57, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, from Ticketmaster.
--Heart with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience June 24 at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater, Virginia Beach. Tickets, $9-$93.50, are on sale now.
-- Cyndi Lauper July 5 at nTelos amphitheater in Portsmouth. Tickets, $25-$53, go on sale 10 a.m. April 5 from Ticketmaster.
-- Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls Aug. 8 at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach. Tickets. $19-$89, on sale 10 a.m. March 29.
The most news-making artist of the performers listed above is Cyndi Lauper who has recently emerged as a Broadway composer.
Entertainment Weekly wrote that Lauper "has crafted one of the best pop albums of 2013 ... Here's the catch: She doesn't sing any of the songs herself." Lauper wrote the score for the new Broadway show "Kinky Boots."
“I can hear myself everywhere — I’m not deaf,” Lauper told the magazine. “But a lot of people inspired me. You get from everybody, and you give. It’s a whole cycle. I love music, and I will always listen to and make music. I heard Cher say she’ll probably still be standing with the cockroaches. I’m with her.”