Posted in music | tour dates on March 5, 2008

True Colors

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 exciting 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.
Cyndi Lauper and The B-52's are headlining.

B52sThis is the tour started by Cyndi Lauper that featured that last year featured Erasure, The Gossip, Dresden Dolls, Debbie Harry, and Cyndi herself. Last year's NYC-area show was at Radio City Music Hall. This year's show is at Radio City again (June 3rd w/ Cyndi Lauper, The B-52s, Regina Spektor, Rosie O'Donnell, Indigo Girls, The Cliks, & host Carson Kressley), but it's also at Jones Beach two days earlier (w/ the same lineup, but without Regina for some reason). That sucks that we don't get Tegan & Sara at all.

An "HRC Exclusive" presale starts March 10th. Regular tickets go on sale March 15th. All dates below....

Cyndi Lauper

True Colors - 2008 Tour Dates
05.31 - Boston MA US Bank of America Pavilion
06.01 - Wantagh NY US Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
06.03 - New York NY US Radio City Music Hall
06.04 - Toronto ON CA Molson Amphitheatre
06.06 - Mashantucket CT US Foxwoods Casino
06.07 - Washington DC US DAR Constitution Hall
06.09 - Minneapolis MN US US Bank Theater at Target Center
06.10 - Chicago IL US Chicago Theatre
06.11 - Clarkston MI US DTE Energy Music Theatre
06.13 - Atlantic City NJ US Borgata Hotel and Casino
06.14 - Bethel NY US Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
06.16 - Atlanta GA US Chastain Park Amphitheatre
06.17 - Atlanta GA US Chastain Park Amphitheatre
06.18 - Clearwater FL US Ruth Eckerd Hall
06.19 - Fort Lauderdale FL US Sinatra Theatre at the BankAtlantic Center
06.21 - Houston TX US Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
06.22 - Dallas TX US Superpages.com Center
06.25 - Phoenix AZ US Dodge Theatre
06.27 - Alpine CA US Viejas Casino - Concerts in the Park
06.28 - Los Angeles CA US Greek Theatre
06.29 - Berkeley CA US Greek Theatre
07.01 - Seattle CA US WaMu Theater
07.02 - Vancouver BC CA Deer Lake Park
07.04 - Salt Lake City UT US USANA Amphitheatre
07.05 - Morrison CO US Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Specific lineups at True Color's site.

"I'm so excited and honored that we're taking True Colors out on the road again this year," said tour producer and creator Cyndi Lauper. "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 5 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. So let's celebrate and have fun this summer while we spread the word to get out the vote and all become a part of the changes in this country."

"True Colors is a good way to get out the vote," said The B-52s' Fred Schneider, "and get out of the house and party!"

The True Colors Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation was created this year to generate financial support to directly benefit the tour's non-profit partners. Funds will be raised through sales of official benefit t-shirts, an EBAY auction of tour and music memorabilia, the True Colors Jewelry Collection by Love & Pride, the tour's Official Jeweler, as well as individual donations to the fund by visitors to the tour's website. The True Colors Jewelry Collection, selected by Cyndi Lauper from creations made by renowned designer Udi Behr, is currently in production and will launch this June. In addition, through the True Colors Fund, $1 of every ticket sold will once again be donated to HRC.

The Human Rights Campaign is the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization with more than 700,000 members and supporters nationwide. HRC works to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other LGBT organizations.

"Thanks to the overwhelming success of the first True Colors tour last year, we were able to send a loud and unmistakable message to all Americans that it is past time our federal hate crimes laws be updated to include sexual orientation and gender identity. This year, we are going to build on the grassroots power of the tour by launching a massive, nonpartisan voter outreach campaign that will educate, engage and organize equality voters in this year's election," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "This year's True Colors Tour will provide us with an historic opportunity to organize our community to achieve a powerful voice in the 2008 elections."

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Comments (11)

"That sucks that we don't get Tegan & Sara at all."

Honestly, I don't get Tegan & Sara either.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2008 10:38 AM

This made my day!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2008 11:02 AM

im straight but id def goto this if it was Tegan and Sara, Regina Spektor, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Cyndi Lauper lol

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2008 1:44 PM

Once again I am underwhelmed at $1 of the expensive ticket price going to HRC. I can find no evidence of the amount raised last year.

Posted by GayNotForPaying | March 5, 2008 7:26 PM

WHOEVER FINDS OUT THE CODE FIRST- PLEASE POST HERE!! I KNOW I WILLL. PRE SALE GOES ON MONDAY THE 10TH NEED A CODE!!!! HRC WILL BE ANNOUNCING IT TO THEIR MEMBERS EXCLUSIVELY. IF I FIND IT OUT I WILL POST - think its different for different cities. last year it was HRC not sure what it wil be this year. DENVER TOUR HERE (MORRISON CO)

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2008 11:46 AM

Last year the presale password was: HRC

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2008 12:00 PM

Hey can someone explain how this concert works? I lOVE the b-52s (keith call me!) and cant wait to see them here in Fort Lauderdale. Are you buying a tickect for all the performers? Thanks!!!

Posted by Rafael | March 6, 2008 8:33 PM

you can find the code for 2008 on the HRC website

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2008 1:57 PM

Last year I did not get a chance to go to the true Colors tour.. I have been a big Cyndi Lauper fan since the early 80's. I was lucky enough to meet her briefly 10 years ago back stage. What a great lady.
This year nothing will stop me from going. You rock Cyndi.

Posted by Julie | March 10, 2008 4:32 PM

anyone know the times that b 52's coming on @ concert in boston?

Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2008 5:12 PM

saw the concert last nite at ruth eckerd in clwr,fl it was worth every dollar .wanted the tour t-shirt though . guess im gonna try to purchase it on here somewhere. wish i could go tonight to ft. lauderdale tonight to see it again ,cant wait till next year!!!!!!

Posted by DonnaMarie | June 19, 2008 8:46 AM

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