For the first time ever, music legends and today's hottest artists take the stage for a historical musical event -- Cyndi Lauper
, Debbie Harry
, The Dresden Dolls
, The Gossip
and The Misshapes with host Margaret Cho
join in celebration of the inaugural True Colors concert tour in support of the Human Rights Campaign.
This 15 city nationwide tour, presented by Logo, kicks off Gay & Lesbian Pride Month on June 8th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The concerts will feature five hours of nonstop music with other exciting special guests appearing on select dates throughout the tour, including Rufus Wainwright
, Rosie O'Donnell
and Indigo Girls
with additional guests to be announced.
The True Colors Tour was conceived by Cyndi Lauper stemming from her desire to give back to the community for the love and support they have given her throughout her career. Through a joint program with the Human Rights Campaign -- the nation's largest organization working for GLBT equality -- as well as PFLAG and The Matthew Shepard Foundation, the True Colors Tour will bring together Americans across the country to voice their solidarity against discrimination and for equality and raise public awareness about the issues facing the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. One dollar of every ticket sold will benefit the work of the Human Rights Campaign.
True Colors is a celebration of the basic values and freedoms that should be shared by all Americans. Fans will experience these values through the music of both legendary icons and the newest and coolest acts this generation has to offer.
"As an American I was raised to believe that all people have the right to live with the same dignity, opportunity and safety. This should include everyone no matter what gender or sexual orientation," said Lauper. "This tour was created to celebrate our differences by raising awareness for liberty, fairness and dignity for everyone -- not just some of us. Our fans can come out to celebrate a great cause while also hearing some great music."
Host for the musical events Margaret Cho says, "I am thrilled to be part of this tour because I am about as colorful and as queer as it gets. Who else is going to keep all those Queens in line?"
Tour dates and venue details:
June 8 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
June 9 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
June 10 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 12 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
June 15 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
June 16 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
June 17 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 18 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
June 19 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
June 21 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 23 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center
June 24 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 27 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre
June 29 San Francisco, CA Greek Theatre
June 30 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre