Thursday, April 18, 2024

Jinkx Monsoon announces new solo tour

Queer Forty’s December cover girl Jinkx Monsoon has announced plans for a summertime tour entitled Everything At Stake.

It’s already been a busy year for the beloved two time Drag Race winner. Fresh off completing The Jinkx & Dela Holiday Show Tour at the end of 2022, she leapt into the role of Matron Mama Morton in Chicago on Broadway to rave reviews. And now, as reported by Entertainment Weekly, the star will begin rehearsals for a brand new solo show immediately after her Broadway engagement ends on March 12.

Entitled Everything At Stake, Jinkx describes the show as “stand-up comedy meets rock concert meets drag”. The timing of the tour couldn’t be more perfect as politicians across the US are proposing anti-trans and anti-drag legislation, a fact Jinkx is well aware of calling the show an “act of resistance” for that very reason.

The show’s concept, which leans into Jinkx’s identity as a witch, was inspired by the fan reaction to her “All Glowed Up” runway dress in last year’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars All Winners season. The all white gown lit up with electrical fire as Jinkx walked the runway to emulate being burned at the stake, which apparently titillated her adoring fans to no end.  Their overwhelming reaction to the runway look led Jinkx down the creative path that gave birth to the new show.

“I’m going to find the parallels between the witch hunts that existed in the olden days, when women were persecuted for taking on the patriarchy, and the parallels happening right now with the queer, trans, and LGBTQIA+ community — the witch hunt we’re experiencing as we take on the patriarchy,” she told Entertainment Weekly.

Joining Jinkx in the creative process of crafting the extravaganza will be her longtime musical collaborator Major Scales, her Sketchy Queens series co-writer Liam Krug and her husband Michael.

The following is a list of tour dates for Everything At Stake:

June 12: Victoria, British Columbia — Royal Theatre
June 13: Vancouver — Orpheum Theatre
June 16: Calgary — Southern Jubilee Auditorium
June 18: Edmonton — Northern Jubilee Auditorium
June 20: Regina, Saskatchewan — Conexus Art Centre
June 21: Winnipeg — Burton Cummings Theatre
June 23: Toronto — Massey Hall
June 24: Kitchener, Ontario — Centre in the Square
June 25: Ottawa — Southam Hall
June 26: Montreal — Olympia De Montreal
June 28: Albany, N.Y. — The Egg
June 29: New Haven, Conn. — College Street Music Hall
June 30: Boston, Mass. — Shubert Theatre
July 1: Brooklyn, N.Y. — Kings Theatre
July 5: Durham, N.C. — Carolina Theatre
July 6: Tysons, Va. — Capital One Hall
July 7: Glenside, Pa. — Keswick Theatre
July 8: Cleveland, Ohio — The Agora
July 9: Pittsburgh, Pa. — Stage AE
July 11: Columbus, Ohio — KEMBA Live!
July 12: Royal Oak, Mich. — Royal Oak Music Hall
July 14: Chicago, Ill. — Chicago Theatre
July 15: Milwaukee, Wis. — Pabst Theater
July 16: St. Paul, Minn. — The Fitzgerald Theater
July 18: Newport, Ky. — MegaCorp Pavilion
July 19: Charlotte, N.C. — Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
July 20: Atlanta, Ga. — The Eastern
July 22: Tampa, Fla. — Tampa Theatre
July 23: Orlando, Fla. — Hard Rock Live
July 24: Coral Springs, Fla. — Coral Springs Center
July 26: New Orleans, La. — The Orpheum
July 27: Austin, Texas — Paramount Theatre
July 28: Dallas, Texas — Majestic Theater
July 29: Midwest City, Okla. — Rose State College Hudiberg Chevrolet Center
July 31: Kansas City, Mo. — Folly Theater
Aug. 1: Denver, Colo. — Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Aug. 2: Salt Lake City, Utah — Eccles Theater
Aug. 6: San Diego, Calif. — The Balboa Theatre
Aug. 8: Los Angeles, Calif. — The Orpheum Theatre
Aug. 9: San Jose, Calif. — California Theatre
Aug. 10: San Francisco, Calif. — Warfield Theatre
Aug. 12: Seattle, Wash. — Paramount Theatre
Aug. 13: Spokane, Wash. — Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Aug. 14: Portland, Ore. — Keller Auditorium

Tickets are available for purchase as of February 24 on Jinkx’s  website.

John Hernandez

John A. Hernandez is a staff writer for Queer Forty with a focus on entertainment. He is also a writer for Vacationer Magazine and a contributor to Bear World Magazine and Gayming Magazine. He has a special love for all things horror and Halloween. He currently resides with his husband in New York City.

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