May 26, 2009
Cyndi Lauper skyrocketed to fame in 1984 on the strength of her four-octave vocal range, zany persona, ragtag wardrobe, and multicolored hair. In the intervening decades her seemingly do-it-yourself image and iconoclastic career have attracted a legion of fans in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities, which have always embraced her as a sort of kindred spirit. Lauper has always reciprocated their affection, but this month she’s got a special surprise in store: the launch of a three-week, 15-city True Colors tour to benefit the Human Rights Campaign, during which she’ll share the stage with a roster of topflight talents. The tour kicks off in Las Vegas on June 8.