Cyndi Lauper, The B-52s, Rosie O'Donnell and Special Guests Celebrate the Second Annual True Colors Tour Presented by Logo as They Take the Stage to Get Out the Vote With Host Carson Kressley

Special Guests On Select Dates to Include Indigo Girls, Joan Armatrading,

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Regina Spektor, Tegan and Sara, Wanda Sykes,

Nona Hendryx, Deborah Cox, The Cliks

Tour Kicks Off May 31st in Boston at the Bank of America Pavilion

Mar 05, 2008, 00:00 ET from True Colors Concerts, LLC

    NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The True Colors Tour will hit the
 road again this summer with an exciting new line-up of legendary and up and
 coming artists including headliners Cyndi Lauper, The B-52s, Rosie
 O'Donnell with host Carson Kressley and many more. After receiving rave
 reviews and a successful debut in 2007, the True Colors Tour is expanding
 to meet demand in many more cities. The tour will kick off Gay & Lesbian
 Pride Month on May 31st at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion.
     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.
     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
     "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
     Tickets for select cities will go on sale beginning March 15th and will
 be available at
     The True Colors Tour is presented by Logo and produced by True Colors
 Concerts, LLC in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign.
     Logo, the leading digital cable channel and online source of
 entertainment from MTV Networks for the LGBT audience, is now available in
 30 million homes and has 130 advertising partners supporting the channel
 which features a mix of original and acquired shows, movies and news.
     "Cyndi Lauper helped make MTV famous 25 years ago and Logo is thrilled
 to partner with her today to help promote fairness and understanding," said
 Lisa Sherman, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Logo.
     For the second year, SIRIUS Satellite Radio is the exclusive national
 radio partner of The True Colors Tour. Various SIRIUS talk and music
 channels will promote True Colors, with flagship station SIRIUS OutQ --
 America's LGBT Radio Station -- creating a tour-long campaign spotlighting
 the True Colors mission. SIRIUS OutQ will also exclusively air a True
 Colors concert performance.
     "SIRIUS is honored to again partner with Cyndi Lauper and True Colors
 to bring the tour's extraordinary message of music, education and service
 to our diverse national audience," said Jeremy Coleman, Vice President and
 General Manager, Talk and Entertainment Programming, SIRIUS. "We are
 particularly proud that SIRIUS OutQ, America's first and only national LGBT
 channel, will again be the flagship of our True Colors support. SIRIUS OutQ
 hosts share Cyndi's vision both on and off the air."
     For official tour & ticket information visit:
     About SIRIUS
     SIRIUS, "The Best Radio on Radio," delivers more than 130 channels of
 the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home
 of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69
 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk,
 entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite
 Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR, NBA, and broadcasts live play-by-play
 games of the NFL, NBA, as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming
 is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
     About CenterLink
     CenterLink (formerly The National Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
 and Transgender Community Centers) was founded in 1994 as a member-based
 coalition to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community
 centers. Based in Washington, DC, CenterLink works with other national
 organizations to advance the rights of LGBT individuals and to provide LGBT
 community centers with information and analysis of key issues.
     Serving over 168 LGBT community centers across the country in 45 states
 and the District of Columbia, CenterLink assists newly forming community
 centers and helps strengthen existing LGBT centers, through networking
 opportunities for center leaders, peer-based technical assistance and
 training, and a variety of capacity building services. Our efforts are
 based on the belief that LGBT community centers are primary change agents
 in the national movement working toward the liberation and empowerment of
 LGBT people. Serving over 1.5 million people, they are the heart and soul
 of the LGBT movement and are vital to our current well-being and dreams for
 the future.
     "CenterLink and the LGBT community centers we serve are thrilled to be
 a partner with the True Colors Tour. The tour will provide us with a
 tremendous opportunity to highlight the lifesaving work that goes on at
 community centers every day across the country," said CenterLink Executive
 Director Terry Stone. "Cyndi Lauper and the tour organizers are to be
 praised for their leadership and support of equal rights for the LGBT
     About PFLAG National
     Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is the
 nation's foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights
 of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. PFLAG was started
 nearly 35 years ago when Jeanne Manford, a mother and schoolteacher,
 declared her unconditional love for her gay son in the media and at a New
 York Pride event -- a nearly unheard of action at the time. Her monumental
 action of calling on all parents to speak up in support of their LGBT
 children gave way to the creation of support groups around the U.S. Since
 that time, PFLAG has had phenomenal growth, now representing more than
 200,000 members and supporters in over 500 chapters throughout the United
 States. Its members -- parents, families, allies, and LGBT people
 themselves -- carry out PFLAG's three-part mission of support, education,
 and advocacy for all through strategic local, state, and national
     "2008 is going to be a tremendous opportunity for change in our
 country, but it can't happen without everyone's participation -- gay, bi,
 trans, and straight allies," said Jody M. Huckaby, Executive Director of
 PFLAG National. "The True Colors tour gives PFLAG a chance to amplify that
 message in communities throughout the country."
     About Stonewall Community Foundation
     Stonewall Community Foundation was created by like-minded donors
 concerned about sustaining a vibrant and healthy lesbian, gay, bisexual and
 transgender community. Since 1990, the foundation has distributed more than
 $14 million in grants to more than 450 organizations. Today, Stonewall is a
 full service community foundation seeking the participation of everyone
 interested in bettering our community. Stonewall supporters envision a
 community of shared resources where donors, funders and organizations work
 together, joined by a commitment to strengthen one another. Stonewall is
 dedicated to increasing charitable giving within the community today while
 building a strong endowment for tomorrow.
     "Helping Cyndi Lauper, and this amazing collection of artists and
 performers, realize the charitable goals of this tour is our contribution
 to the effort and a core part of our mission," said Stonewall Executive
 Director, William Mattle. "Stonewall Community Foundation is proud to be
 the home of the True Colors Fund."
     About Logo
     Logo is the ad-supported network targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and
 transgender (LGBT) viewers, launched by MTV Networks. The network launched
 June 30, 2005 with more than one thousand hours of content and has
 approximately 26 million subscribers across the United States. Logo
 provides LGBT audiences with a place where they can see themselves and be
 themselves through a mix of original and acquired entertainment programming
 that is authentic, smart and inclusive. Logo joins Viacom's roster of
 popular and highly targeted cable networks which includes MTV, Comedy
 Central, BET and Spike TV.
     About Love and Pride is the premier online jewelry destination for people who believe in diversity, equality and tolerance. The collection includes engagement, commitment, wedding and anniversary rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings, watches and other accessories for women and men ranging in price from $25 to $20,000, available at and at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations. 10% of Love and Pride net proceeds is donated to non-profit organizations that support gay and lesbian equality, including the True Colors Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation, Lambda Legal, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and the Mercury Phoenix Trust. Love and Pride was created by Udi Behr, one of today's most exciting and original jewelry designers with award winning creations, including the True Colors Jewelry Collection selected by Cyndi Lauper, the L word Collection, The Matthew Shepard Erase Hate Pendant, Love, Peace and Hope, and the Time for Peace watch collection, selected Best of 2007. 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 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 Check for ticket information and on-sale times.

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