Nubia, the big new drag show tour produced by Seattle’s own Obsessed production company was going to a celebration of former RuPaul Drag Race stars with an all-Black cast and a sequel of the first Nubia tour from 2020. The late spring/early summer tour was all set to visit 12 U.S. cities with a cast featuring headliners BeBe Zahara Benet, Shea Couleé, Yvie Oddly, Ra’Jah O’Hara, Kennedy Davenport, Lala Ri for the all-new NUBIA: A Brave New World tour in 2023.
Sadly, scheduling conflicts have thrown a wrench into the proceedings and the tour has been postponed until a further date…except for the Seattle show on June 19th at the Moore Theatre!
A note from Obsessed:
Due to unavoidable and unforeseen scheduling conflicts, the cast and creative team behind NUBIA: Brave New World have decided to postpone the tour until 2024.
Postponement will allow us to deliver all of the show-stopping headliners that have been promised and the surprise guests we have in store. We want to ensure the show we deliver is the best it can possibly be. We thank each of you for your continued support. Please understand this was not an easy decision.
Not all is lost! Our Juneteenth show at Moore Theatre in Seattle is not canceled. It is important to all of us to honor the occasion with pure, unadulterated Black excellence in a Juneteenth Spectacular for the ages.
You can still snatch tickets for the Seattle show at: https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/14192/nubia-a-brave-new-world
This marks the third major drag tour canceled/postponed this year. Monét X Change and Bob the Drag Queen’s “Sibling Rivalry Tour” got delayed when Madonna handpicked Bob to be part of her upcoming tour. And, Raja Gemini, the Season 3 winner of RPDR and the holder of the new title, “Queen Of She Done Already Done Had Herses” from Season 7 of RPDR: All-Stars pulled out of her tour earlier this year citing “she wasn’t ready to tour” as her excuse for pulling the plug.
Upcoming drag tours that ARE coming to town soon, include The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans tour which has been selling out venues all over the country, hits Seattle’s Moore Theatre on May 12th (tickets here: https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/13888/dragula-titans-with-the-boulet-brothers )
There’s also the just announced new Juno Birch tour (also from Obsessed who also produce the Boulet Brothers’ tour; she hits The Neptune on August 23rd; tickets at https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/14348/juno-birch) plus the big Jinkx Monsoon solo tour which has been selling out venues all over the country and has a tiny handful of seats left for the Seattle show on August 12th at the Paramount….snatch them at: https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/14129/jinkx-monsoon
Oh, and then there’s Voss Events with their latest installment of their “Werq the World Tour” featuring the latest queens from Season 15 of RPDR. That tour will make a stop at McCaw Hall on Sunday, July 23rd. Tickets available at https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F005E6430057A9C and despite the fact that McCaw is a huge space, tickets are already getting low for floor seats.
That’s a lot of expensive drag tours…along with all the headliners touring big arenas this year, pop culture fans are going to be broke by the end of the year….