Remember when RuPaul made that statement a few years ago that drag would never be mainstream? Well, we’re sure he’s realized that it no longer applies another – especially now that his home is probably full of all those Emmy’s he keeps winning!
Not only is RuPaul snatching trophies and Courtney Act is winning Big Brother and fronting dating shows, but Bianca Del Rio continues to spill her wicked sense of comedy on sold-out crowds around the world and she’s now also making history in the process. How? By headlining Wembley Arena, of course.
“‘I’ve been told I’ll be the first drag queen to headline at Wembley Arena,” she said upon announcing the news. “I’m excited…but also concerned that they aren’t prepared for glitter and wig hair clogs in the dressing room sinks.” You and us both, Bianca.
The self-proclaimed ‘Clown in a Gown’ will tell tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life on the most ambitious solo drag show of her career, which is brilliantly titled ‘It’s Jester Joke’. The tour will see Bianca take to the stage up and down the country throughout September 2019 and dates will go on sale on Friday. But is it an early Halloween trick or treat?
Clearly excited at the prospect of getting out and about, Bianca said: “I’m incredibly grateful to perform at this beloved British venue before the retirement home comes knocking for me!”
Nathan Stone, creative director of The MJR Group, said: ‘Who would have thought three years ago that we would be announcing the first ever drag queen to headline Wembley Arena! Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the humble genius that is Roy Haylock and I can’t wait to see him take to the stage in one of the UK’s best-loved venues.”
‘IT’S JESTER JOKE’ 2019 TOUR DATES
- Sunday 01 September Liverpool Empire
- Tuesday 03 September Brighton Centre
- Thursday 05 September B1 Arena Birmingham
- Friday 06 September SEC Armadillo Glasgow
- Saturday 07 September Playhouse Edinburgh
- Tuesday 10 September City Hall Newcastle
- Wednesday 11 September Bonus Arena Hull
- Friday 13 September O2 Apollo Manchester
- Tuesday 17 September Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
- Wednesday 18 September Plymouth Pavilions
- Saturday 21 September SSE Wembley Arena, London
- Monday 23 September Olympia Dublin
- Tuesday 24 September SSE Arena Belfast
Tickets for Bianca Del Rio’s ‘It’s Jester Joke’ UK tour go on general sale this Friday 5 October 2018 at 9am on Eventbrite.
The pre-sale starts this Wednesday 3 October at 9am. Sign up for access here.