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Do You Believe?

(Original Notes from Page after Page)

The Band

Ron Jenkins - Bass

Deborah Hurwitz - Keyboards, Vocals

Melanie Vasquez - Guitar, Elec. Dulcimer & Vocals

Valerie Vigoda - Violin, Mandolin & Vocals (for all the concerts, except September 7 to 11)

Scooter Warner - Drums, Loops (for nearly all the concerts)

Cyndi Lauper - Vocals, Dulcimer, Zither, Guitar

Catherine Russell - Violin, Mandolin & Vocals (from September 7 to 11)

Rocky Bryant - Drums, Loops (for at least one concert in September)


The crew

Bob Daitz - Tour Manager

Daniel J. O'Neil - Production manager

George Strakis - Front of House Sound Engineer

Jonathan Carter - Monitor Engineer

Terry Brauer - Guitar Technician

Dodd Ashe - Drum & Keyboard Technician

Tiffany Pentz - Wardrobe & Personal Assistant

Tour info

Set List

  1. Disco Inferno 

  2. Ballad Of Cleo And Joe 

  3. Money Changes Everything 

  4. She Bop 

  5. Sisters Of Avalon 

  6. You Don't Know 

  7. Girls Just Want To Have Fun 

  8. Time After Time 

  9. True Colors 

  10. Fearless 

  11. Who Let In The Rain 

  12. That's What I Think 

  13. Dear John

  14. What's Going On

  15. Iko Iko

  16. Hat Full Of Stars

  17. Kindred Spirit

  18. Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)

  19. I'm Gonna Be Strong

Tour dates
Jun 16 1999 US, AZ Phoenix, America West Arena

Jun 18 1999 US, TX The Woodlands (Houston), C.W. Mitchell Pavilion

Jun 19 1999 US, TX San Antonio, Alamodome

Jun 20 1999 US, TX Dallas, Starplex Amphitheatre

Jun 23 1999 US, LA New Orleans, Superdome

Jun 24 1999 US, MS Tunica, Horseshoe Casino (Cyndi headlining)

Jun 25 1999 US, FL Tampa, Ice Palace

Jun 26 1999 US, FL Fort Lauderdale, National Car Rental Center

Jun 26 1999 US, FL South Beach, Salvation Night Club (Cyndi headlining)

Jun 27 1999 US, FL Orlando, House Of Blues (Cyndi headlining)

Jun 29 1999 US, TN Nashville, Nashville Arena

Jun 30 1999 US, GA Atlanta, Lakewood Amphitheatre

Jul 2 1999 US, OH Cleveland, Gund Arena

Jul 3 1999 US, PA Pittsburgh, Star Lake Amphitheatre

Jul 5 1999 US, NY Wantagh, Jones Beach Amphitheatre

Jul 6 1999 US, NY Wantagh, Jones Beach Amphitheatre

Jul 7 1999 US, NH Hampton Beach, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (Cyndi headlining)

Jul 8 1999 US, CT Wallingford, SNET Oakdale Theatre

Jul 10 1999 US, PA Philadelphia, First Union Center

Jul 11 1999 US, VA Bristow, Nissan Pavilion

Jul 13 1999 US, NY New York, Madison Square Garden

Jul 14 1999 US, NJ Holmdel, P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

Jul 15 1999 US, MA Hyannis, Cape Cod Melody Tent (Cyndi headlining)

Jul 16 1999 US, NY Albany, Pepsi Arena

Jul 17 1999 US, MA Mansfield (Boston), Tweeter Center For The Performing Arts

Jul 19 1999 Canada, Ont Toronto, Air Canada Centre

Jul 21 1999 Canada, Qc Montreal, Molson Centre

Jul 22 1999 Canada, Ont Kitchener, Lulu's (Cyndi headlining) (cancelled)

Jul 23 1999 US, MI Detroit, Palace Of Auburn Hills (postponed to Sept. 12) (cancelled)

Jul 24 1999 US, IL Moline, Mark Of The Quad Cities (postponed to Sept. 20) (cancelled)

Jul 25 1999 US, NY Brookhaven, Amphitheater

Jul 27 1999 US, IN Indianapolis, Deer Creek Music Center (postponed to Sept. 10) (cancelled)

Jul 28 1999 US, OH Cincinnati, Firstar Music Center (postponed to Sept. 4) (cancelled)

Jul 30 1999 US, IL Tinley Park (Chicago), New World Music Theatre (postponed to Sept. 1st) (cancelled)

Jul 31 1999 US, MO St. Louis, Kiel Center (postponed to Sept. 2nd) (cancelled)

Aug 2 1999 US, WI Milwaukee, Bradley Center

Aug 4 1999 US, MN Minneapolis, Target Center

Aug 5 1999 US, KS Bonner Springs (Kansas City), Sandstone Amphitheatre

Aug 7 1999 US, CO Denver, McNichols Arena

Aug 10 1999 Canada, AB Edmonton, Skyreach Centre

Aug 11 1999 Canada, AB Calgary, Saddledome

Aug 13 1999 Canada, BC Vancouver, General Motors Place

Aug 14 1999 US, WA Seattle, Key Arena at Seattle Center

Aug 17 1999 US, CA Mountain View, Shoreline Amphitheatre

Aug 18 1999 US, CA Concord, Concord Pavilion

Aug 20 1999 US, CA Anaheim, The Pond

Aug 21 1999 US, CA Anaheim, The Pond

Aug 24 1999 US, CA San Diego, Arena

Aug 25 1999 US, CA Sacramento, Arco

Aug 27 1999 US, CA Lancaster, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (Weird Al Yankovic should have been present) (Cyndi headlining) (cancelled)

Aug 27 1999 US, NV Las Vegas, MGM Grand Garden

Aug 28 1999 US, NV Las Vegas, MGM Grand Garden

Sep 1 1999 US, IL Tinley Park (Chicago), New World Music Theatre (Cyndi not present: see notes)

Sep 2 1999 US, MO St. Louis, Kiel Center (Cyndi not present: see notes)

Sep 4 1999 US, OH Cincinnati, Firstar Music Center (Cyndi not present: see notes)

Sep 5 1999 US, NY Buffalo, Marine Midland Center (Cyndi not present: see notes)

Sep 7 1999 US, PA State College, Penn State College University

Sep 8 1999 US, VA Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Amphitheater

Sep 10 1999 US, IN Indianapolis, Deer Creek Music Center

Sep 11 1999 US, MI Detroit, Palace of Auburn Hills

Sep 12 1999 US, MI Detroit, Palace of Auburn Hills

Sep 14 1999 US, WI Madison, Kohl Center

Sep 15 1999 US, MI Grand Rapids, Van Andel Arena

Sep 17 1999 US, OH Columbus, Polaris Amphitheater

Sep 18 1999 US, IL Chicago, Rosmont Horizon

Sep 20 1999 US, IL Moline, Mark Of The Quad Cities

Sep 23 1999 US, FL Fort Lauderdale, National Car Rental Center

Sep 24 1999 US, FL Fort Lauderdale, The Pier (Cyndi headlining)

Sep 25 1999 US, FL Orlando, Orlando Arena

Sep 26 1999 US, GA Atlanta, Philips Arena

Sep 28 1999 US, NC Charlotte, Coliseum


This summer 99 tour was performed as Special Guest of the North America dates of the Cher's 'Believe' tour. After the success of the tour, Cher asked Cyndi to tour with her in Europe. But Cyndi turned it down.

The shows lasted around 45-50 minutes.

Several local papers (San Francisco, ...) had a full page ad for Cher's concert with listed cities. In big bold letters it said "special guest-Cyndi Lauper".

There were 2 different T-shirts for sale (not in the first shows).

Not all songs were performed at all concert dates.

Before Cyndi, Wild Orchid opened the nights (except a few concerts) until August. Then it was Julio Iglesias Jr.

The concerts from July 22 to 31 have been cancelled or postponed because Cher had strep throat. Some of them have been postponed to dates between September 1st and September 5. These ones took place but without Cyndi who has been replaced by Michael McDonald. The reason why Cyndi did not perform is unclear but it seems that it is either because she had family obligations planned before the Cher's illness or because Valerie Vigoda had obligations with her own band.

Valerie Vigoda has been replaced by Catherine Russell during 4 concerts from September 7 to 11 because she was on tour with Groovelily.

Source: Page After Page


Cyndi was the first part of this concert for Cher ​Check the article of ​The Indianapolis Star (Saturday, September 11, 1999) about this concert.

Tracks list


The order is not sure.

1. She Bop

2. Sisters Of Avalon

3. You Don't Know

4. Ballad Of Cleo And Joe

5. Dear John

6. Fearless (only the beginning)

7. Time After Time

8. Money Changes Everything


9. Disco Inferno

10. Girls Just Want To Have Fun


By John Reynolds

Wow what a show ! Cyndi started her performance around 8:30pm. My sister and I were sitting stage right within 10 feet of a door that lead backstage. And sure enough that is where cyndi came out. I spotted her behind the door with it looked like 3 security staff people. The band started up with ​She Bop (a slightly different version) and Cyndi proceeded out. Her hair was short and bright blue with a bluish pants outfit cut off at the knees. She went up to a woman right below us and gave a big smile. Cyndi proceeded up the isles singing She Bop. The crowd was caught off guard it appeared. By the time she made it to the stage, the audience was cheering and excited. Cyndi mentioned her latest CD and broke into Sisters Of Avalon. Her voice was incredible throughout the whole show. As in the other shows she rode on Ron Jenkins back during ​Money Changes Everything. One of the highlights was her performance of Dear John: thevocals were superb ! She restarted the song twice which did show to the audience that it was all live. (Julio Iglesias Jr's act was prerecorded except for the vocals). Cyndi wentout in the audience numerous times, way up in the lawn area ! The crowd was very responsive to this. She did an encore with Disco Inferno and Girls Just Want To Have Fun. The crowd was at a fever pitch and wanted more.


By Bob Sullivan

We confirmed our backstage passes and worked our way to the arena. The place was jam-packed. The only open lawn we could find was at the very back, by the bordering fence. I had binoculars, and surprisingly they were letting Cyndi use the big-screen TV, so I was able to see the show fairly well. It sounded GREAT from back there as well. Cyndi was wearing what looked like a black-suede cocktail dress. She still had the powder-blue hair, worn down and bobbed at the sides. She had enormous silver high-heeled shoes similar to the ones she's wearing on her concert T-shirt. During Dear John, she stopped and restarted this because of timing problems. She apologized, saying it was the first time the band had tried to play it live. Girls was performed in a fun but bizarre hybrid of Hey Now and the old ​Girls. I really liked it. There were two distracting moments which happened during Ballad Of Cleo & Joe and Disco Inferno. I don't know if it was because we were so far away, or if it was because Cyndi was way out in the audience, but her vocals mismatched the band by over a second on both songs. She seemed blissfully unaware of the problem. Still, she was "working the crowd" so that was a good thing, too. I'm sure the crowd loved it. The highlights for me included the always-kick-ass Money, the surprising and well-done rendition of Dear John, and the also-kick-ass Disco Inferno, which I'd never heard before. Playing keyboards and doing backup vocals for the show was Catherine Russell. Her supporting voice added the needed punch to make Sisters Of Avalon and Dear John work. This extra kick was missing during the Tina Turner shows, IMO. Overall, thoroughly enjoyable show.

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