Monday, June 17, 2024

Legendary drag queen Jinkx Monsoon to kick off her North America tour in Victoria


Racers, start your engines, and may the best drag queen win!

Jinkx Monsoon is the one and only two-time champion of the iconic, award-winning show, RuPaul’s Drag Race and she is coming to Victoria’s Royal Theatre as the first date in a 44-city tour of North America.

The Seattleite queen was first crowned the best drag queen of her season in 2013 and she won the game show for the second time in the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars in which all her competitors had also previously won the competition. 

Most recently, Monsoon has made waves in the world of theatre by performing in Chicago — one of Broadway’s longest running shows — which had been a lifelong dream of hers since she began her drag career at 15-years-old.

With her newly announced tour, she has put together her biggest show yet — Everything at Stake.

She and her drag compatriot, Major Scales, will be touring with a full rock band and they’ll perform covers from across the decades and original songs from Monsoon’s two critically acclaimed albums as well as unreleased songs from her upcoming record. Through music, comedy, “witchy magic,” and a whole lot of glitter, Monsoon will weave together tales from her life in and outside of drag. 

“It’s all been building to this! Everything at Stake marks my biggest concert tour ever — where I get to flex every one of my performance muscles with my musical partner in crime, Major Scales,” said Monsoon. 

“What’s most exciting is, we’re coming to over 40 cities across North America, many of which will be for the first time! I know, crazy, right?” 

“In these tumultuous times, it’s important to unapologetically claim our space as queer and trans people; to celebrate the revolutionary act of drag and living one’s truth. I’m getting my broom ready, I can’t wait to see you soon. Mama loves you.”

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. this Friday, February 24th.

Jinkx Monsoon live at the Royal Theatre

  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street
  • When: June 12th, 2023
  • Tickets: Go on sale Friday, February 24th at 9 a.m.
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