Not surprisingly, former Seattle drag superstars Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme are teaming up for another Winter Holiday show that will take them all across North America AND back to Merrie Olde England as well. The duo have teamed up over the last several holiday seasons on these tours and even managed to produce a successful filmed version during the pandemic that aired on Hulu. The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show 2022 will feature all new material and zip around 22 cities in North America from November 23rd to December 30th including stops in Seattle and Portland Oregon.
They’re the first of the big annual drag holiday shows to announce Seattle shows….stay tuned for announcements from ALL the usual suspects in Seattle.
We have a lot of Xmas Drag Shows.
More from the PR:
Following the massive success of three previous holiday tours, fans can expect another year of fabulous spectacle, whip-smart comedy, brand new songs, and annual favorites. Join the sugary DeLa and spicy Jinkx for an evening The New York Times says is “sure to lift your spirits and make you howl with laughter.”
BenDeLaCreme says, “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show is joyous, hilarious, surrealist, communal, and heartwarming. Nothing makes me feel more connected to the good in the world than the seas of people we get to celebrate the season with night after night–laughing, cheering, and being in our feelings together. I’m so lucky to get to experience that each year, and I hope you all will experience it with us.”
BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are the sole writers of their holiday shows, a major achievement for two drag artists who tour at such a large scale each year. Jinkx says, “I think it is important that the show is created BY us, so it’s decidedly FOR us, and those like us. So often, queer and drag stories are written by outsiders, and lack an authenticity that queer audiences crave. Creating the show ourselves, from the ground up, ensures that that authenticity is infused in every aspect of the production.”
DeLa adds, “Jinkx and I LOVE writing. We are passionate and have something to say. It comes from the heart. Writing AND performing as a combo is the best way for us to express what drives us as artists and as humans and fortunately, on top of that, people just happen to think we’re very funny.”
For the past four years, Jinkx and DeLa have owned the season with their sold-out holiday tours including To Jesus, Thanks for Everything in 2018, All I Want for Christmas Is Attention in 2019 and The Return of the Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE! In 2021. In 2020, BenDeLaCreme produced her first-ever film under BenDeLaCreme Presents with The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special (Hulu / PVOD), a 60-minute variety special made for the screen. The special debuted to critical acclaim and solidified itself as a global queer holiday must-watch for years to come.
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show is co-written and co-created by BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon, directed by BenDeLaCreme, and produced by BenDeLaCreme Presents, a company comprised of producers BenDeLaCreme, Kevin Heard, and Gus Lanza. For more information, and to sign up for updates, visit jinkxanddela.com.
Additional dates across the UK will be announced shortly.
November 23 – Buffalo, NY (Riviera Theatre)
November 25 – Toronto, ON (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
November 26 – Ottawa, ON (Algonquin Commons Theatre)
November 27 – Montreal, QC (Olympia)
November 29 – Boston, MA (Chevalier Theatre)
November 30 – Philadelphia, PA (The Fillmore)
December 2 – New York, NY (Town Hall)
December 3 – New York, NY (Town Hall)
December 4 – Washington, DC (Lincoln Theatre)
December 6 – St. Paul, MN (The Fitzgerald Theater)
December 7 – Chicago, IL (Auditorium Theatre)
December 8 – Detroit, MI (Royal Oak Music Theatre)
December 9 – Indianapolis (Murat Theatre at Old National Centre)
December 11 – Austin, TX (Paramount Theatre)
December 12 – Dallas, TX (Majestic Theatre)
December 14 – Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
December 16 – San Diego, CA (Balboa Theatre)
December 17 – San Francisco, CA (The Warfield)
December 18 – Los Angeles, CA (Orpheum Theatre)
December 21 – Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)
December 22 – Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)
December 23 – Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)
December 24 – Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)
December 27 – Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
December 29 – Calgary, AB (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium)
December 30 – Vancouver, BC (Vogue Theatre)