Source: Miley Cyrus’s twitter
Miley Cyrus is leading a rainbow party in the USA—an hour-long pride month special. Named Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You, the Peacock concert event is set to premiere on June 25 at the height of the celebration for the LGBTQ+ community.
The award-winning pop star recently returned to her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, to record the concert at the Ryman Auditorium. The Peacock concert will showcase LGBTQ+ anthems and artists who belong and show support for the gay community. The hour-long event will feature the likes of Orville Peck, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Mickey Guyton, and Little Big Town.
Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You will highlight some of the most iconic songs in music history to amplify empowerment and unity within the LGBTQ+ community, including “True Colors” by Cindy Lauper, “We Belong” by Pat Benatar, “Dancing Queen” by Abba, and “Heart of Glass” by Blondie. Audiences will also witness Miley Cyrus performing some of her hit songs, such as “The Climb” and “Party in the USA.”
A trailer for Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You was released on Thursday, and it generated quite the buzz on social media, especially among the LGBTQ+ community. In the teaser, the singer-songwriter was seen along with Orville Peck and carrying out a captivating performance with her old cheerleading team.
But one of the most awaited parts of the concert, however, is Miley Cyrus’ rendition of Madonna hits, including “Music,” “Express Yourself,” and “Like a Prayer.
“I’m filling up the legendary Ryman Auditorium to celebrate Pride through the power of music,” shared Miley in an interview.
Doing the Pride month special concert is an undertaking close to Miley Cyrus’s heart. The music icon previously opened up about her sexuality in 2016 through Variety. “My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and my own sexuality,” Miley said during the life-changing interview. “I always hated the word ‘bisexual’ because that’s even putting me in a box. I don’t think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl.”
A turning point in her sexuality was when she met someone who was gender-neutral. That encounter opened her eyes and led her to understand herself better. “I related to that person more than I related to anyone in my life,” said Miley Cyrus. “People may not see me as neutral as I feel. But I feel very neutral…I was like, ‘Oh, that’s why I don’t feel straight, and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not,” she added.
Furthermore, Peacock released a statement on its website that reads: “Our mission is to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable population.”
Additionally, Susan Rovner, chairman on entertainment contact at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement last month upon sealing the deal with Miley Cyrus and the streamer that “Miley is the true definition of a multi-hyphenate superstar and her Pride special, Stand by You for Peacock is the perfect way to kick off this incredible partnership.”
Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You is produced by executive producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, and Barb Bialkowski.