Cyndi Lauper is hitting the road with none other that blogtastic Rosie O'Donnell this summer. This is second year in a row the two have collaborated for the True Colors Tour. This year's message is to "get out and vote."
Special guests include the Indigo Girls, Joan Armatrading, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Regina Spektor, Tegan and Sara, Wanda Sykes, Nona Hendryx, Deborah Cox, The Cliks, and Carson Kressley from Queer Eye. The tour will kick off Gay & Lesbian Pride Month on May 31st at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion.
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.
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. The True Colors Tour 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.
"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."