The True Colors Tour, founded and produced by Cyndi Lauper, will hit the road again this summer with headliners Lauper, The B-52s and Rosie...

The True Colors Tour, founded and produced by Cyndi Lauper, will hit the road again this summer with headliners Lauper, The B-52s and Rosie O’Donnell with host Carson Kressley, and many others. After receiving rave reviews and a successful debut in 2007, the tour is expanding to meet demand in many more cities. It will kick off Gay & Lesbian Pride Month on May 31 at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion and conclude on July 5 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.

Produced by True Colors Concerts in partnership once again with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the 24-city North American tour is presented by Logo in support of the newly created True Colors Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation. The concerts feature nearly five hours of nonstop music with special guests appearing on select dates throughout the tour including Wanda Sykes, Tegan and Sara, Regina Spektor, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Armatrading, Indigo Girls, Nona Hendryx, Deborah Cox and The Cliks.

This year’s tour will highlight the need for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and their straight allies to get out and make their votes count this fall. HRC and this year’s other non-profit partners — CenterLink (the nation’s LGBT community centers) and Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National — are joining with the True Colors Tour to bring together Americans across the country to voice their solidarity for LGBT equality and raise public awareness about the issues that face the LGBT community.

“I’m so excited and honored that we’re taking True Colors out on the road again this year,” Lauper said in a statement. “We had a blast last year, and we are proud that the tour also brought about visibility and discussions of issues that LGBT citizens face in our country today. This year I am once again joined on the tour by an array of incredibly talented artists. The tour is a non stop five hour music party with a message. This year the party only gets bigger and our message to the fans is to get out and vote in November. The True Colors Tour asks for equality for all, not just for some, that is the principal upon which this country was founded.”

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True Colors Tour itinerary:

May 31 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
June 1 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 3 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
June 4 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
June 6 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Arena at Foxwoods
June 7 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
June 9 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Theatre at Target Center
June 10 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
June 11 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 13 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Resort Spa & Casino
June 14 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 16 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 17 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 18 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 19 Fort Lauderdale, FL Frank Sinatra Theatre at Bank Atlantic Center
June 21 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 22 Dallas, TX The Superpages.com Center
June 25 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
June 27 Alpine, CA Viejas Casino — Concerts in the Park
June 28 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
June 29 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
July 1 Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre
July 2 Vancouver, BC Deer Lake Park
July 4 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
July 5 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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