Tour Info

True Colors Concerts is a music touring company established by Cyndi Lauper as a vehicle to entertain as well as engage audiences to take part in the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) equality.

Some of the artists that have participated in True Colors tours include Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Rufus Wainwright, Margaret Cho, Sarah McLachlan, Tegan & Sara, Regina Spektor, The B-52’s, The Gossip, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Indigo Girls, Rosie O’Donnell, The Dresden Dolls and many more.

The critically acclaimed shows successfully balanced celebration with creative activism to the delight of tens of thousands of fans all across the United States and Canada and helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities including the Human Rights Campaign, Centerlink and PFLAG.

The True Colors Tour partnered with Feinstein's at Loews Regency, Broadway Impact and the True Colors Fund to present the True Colors Cabaret, a monthly series in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

Each show intertwined performers from the world of Broadway and popular music, along with a celebrity host, in an intimate environment. Performers and hosts included Jason Mraz, Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff, Sara Bareilles, Gavin Creel, Sutton Foster, Piper Perabo and Cyndi Lauper.

Over $50,000 was raised to support the work of the True Colors Fund and Broadway Impact.

Mon/Oct-26/09New York, NYFeinstein's at the Regency

Thu/Nov-26/09New York, NYFeinstein's at the Regency

Mon/Dec-21/09New York, NYFeinstein's at the Regency

Mon/Jan-11/10New York, NYFeinstein's at the Regency

Mon/Feb-22/10New York, NYFeinstein's at the Regency

In 2008 True Colors visited 23 cities across North America with a revolving cast of incredible acts that was even more impressive than the previous year. The shows featured up to 8 marquee names per night with several collaborations and an encore featuring every act on stage together.

The theme of the tour (which was in an election year) was about the importance of getting out the vote. Information about candidates and their stance on critical issues was made available to audience members along with testimonials about the importance of voting from the stage.

The tour was nominated for Most Creative Tour Package at the annual Pollstar Awards.

Sat/May-31Boston, MABank of America Pavilion

Sun/Jun-01Wantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Theater

Tue/Jun-03New York, NYRadio City Music Hall

Wed/Jun-04Toronto, ONMolson Amph.

Fri/Jun-06Mashantucket, CTMGM Grand Arena @ Foxwoods

Sat/Jun-07Washington, DCDAR Constitution Hall

Mon/Jun-09Minneapolis, MNUS Bank Theater @ Target Ctr.

Tue/Jun-10Chicago, ILChicago Theater

Wed/Jun-11Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre

Fri/Jun-13Atlantic City, NJBorgata Resort Spa & Casino

Sat/Jun-14Bethel, NYBethel Woods Ctr for the Arts

Tue/Jun-17Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amph.

Wed/Jun-18Clearwater, FLRuth Eckerd Hall

Thu/Jun-19Ft. Lauderdale, FLFrank Sinatra Theatre @ Bank Atlantic Ctr.

Sat/Jun-21Houston, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sun/Jun-22Dallas, Center

Wed/Jun-25Phoenix, AZDodge Theatre

Fri/Jun-27Alpine, CAViejas Casino - Concerts in the Park

Sat/Jun-28Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre

Sun/Jun-29Berkeley, CAGreek Theatre

Tue/Jul-01Seattle, WAWaMu Theater

Wed/Jul-02Vancouver, BCDeer Lake Park

Sat/Jul-05Morrison, CORed Rocks Amph.

In 2007, True Colors visited 16 cities across North America, using hosting discounts, to celebrate diversity which had sold out crowds dancing in the aisles. The theme of the tour was about eliminating hate, specifically about getting the Matthew Shepard Act passed by the U.S. Senate.

Tens of thousands of postcards were sent by our audience members to their respective Senators urging them to pass this important piece of legislation which would include the GLBT community in the definition of a hate crime. The bill passed the Senate later that year.

Fri/Jun-08Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena

Sat/Jun-09Salt Lake City, UTUSANA Amphitheater

Sun/Jun-10Denver, CORed Rocks Amphitheater

Tue/Jun-12Chicago, ILAuditorium Theatre

Wed/Jun-13Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center

Fri/Jun-15Atlantic City, NJBorgata Casino

Sat/Jun-16Boston, MABank of America Pavilion

Sun/Jun-17Washington, DCMerriweather Post Pavilion

Mon/Jun-18New York, NYRadio City Music Hall

Tue/Jun-19Toronto, ONMolson Amphitheater

Thu/Jun-21Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheater

Sat/Jun-23Dallas, TXSmirnoff Music Centre

Sun/Jun-24Houston, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Wed/Jun-27San Diego, CASDSU Open Air Theater

Fri/Jun-29San Francisco, CAGreek Theatre

Sat/Jun-30Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre

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