DRAG SUPERSTAR BIANCA DEL RIO TO HEADLINE NEWCASTLE’S CITY HALL IN SEPTEMBER 2019
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE CHAMPION BIANCA DEL RIO ANNOUNCES ‘IT’S JESTER JOKE’ 2019 UK ARENA TOUR
THE BIGGEST EVER SOLO DRAG SHOW TO VISIT 13 CITIES INCLUDING GLASGOW, NEWCASTLE, BIRMINGHAM, MANCHESTER, CARDIFF, DUBLIN, LONDON AND MORE
Following two consecutive sell-out UK tours, including three sold out nights at London’s Eventim Apollo, comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio has announced that she will be returning to the UK for an unprecedented arena tour from 1 – 24 September 2019. The brand new ‘It’s Jester Joke’ Tour will travel the length and breadth of the country bringing her irreverent, side-splitting comedy to 13 cities including dates at SSE Wembley Arena, B1 Birmingham Arena, Motorpoint Cardiff Arena and more in what will be the biggest ever solo drag show in the UK.
Tickets are on general sale now via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk.
Bianca Del Rio said: ‘I’ve been told I’ll be the first drag queen to headline at Wembley Arena! I’m excited…but also concerned that they aren’t prepared for glitter and wig hair clogs in the dressing room sinks! I’m incredibly grateful to perform at this beloved British venue before the retirement home comes knocking for me!’
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 tour in history on her brand-new comedy show ‘It’s Jester Joke’. Irreverent and fierce, Bianca is guaranteed to keep audiences in stitches with her comical ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ views, from politics and travel to family and social media that has seen her become one the biggest drag superstars in the world today.
Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock, has well and truly taken the world by storm. After quickly becoming the front-runner on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Bianca was crowned the winner in May 2014. The incredibly popular champion has amassed a huge following worldwide, with her Instagram soaring toover one million followers and previous shows ‘The Rolodex of Hate’, ‘Not Today Satan’ and ‘Blame It On Bianca Del Rio’ selling out globally.
Nathan Stone, creative director of The MJR Group, said: ‘I’m incredibly proud to have been able to be involved in the huge cultural movement of drag becoming so mainstream in the UK! Who would of 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.’
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.
‘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