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Cyndi Lauper pairs up with B-52s

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Cyndi_lauper The True Colors tour is ramping up for 2008, and the lineup looks great. Cyndi Lauper and the B-52s will headline the show, with a handful of other acts jumping in on a rotating basis. Rosie O'Donnell is also listed as a headliner.

Among the 80s artists committed to the rotation include Joan Armatrading along with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, according to Pollstar.com.

The 24-city tour, which includes a stop at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on June 18, hopes to raise political awareness in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in advance of this fall's presidential election. (Click here for the tour's official website and lineup information.)

"The tour is a nonstop, 5-hour music party with a message," Lauper said in the official announcement today.

"True Colors is a good way to get out the vote," the B-52s' Fred Schneider added, "and get out of the house and party!"

Tickets for the Clearwater show range from $85 to $145 and go on sale March 14.

The B-52s join the True Color tour just as as they finish a short club tour to promote their new disc Funplex, which hits stores March 25. (Click here for our review of this must-own CD.)

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:30pm]

    

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