“RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” FAN FAVORITES COMING TO DPAC MAY 22, 2016
Durham, NC (January 25, 2016) – Producer Entertainment Group and Sidecar Management, in conjunction with World of Wonder and Logo TV, are announcing the return of the world’s biggest touring drag revue, based on international megahit TV franchise “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (RPDR). Don’t miss the opportunity to see this extravaganza close up when it comes to DPAC on May 22, 2016.
Tickets are on sale January 29 at 12 noon:
- Online at DPACnc.com
- DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
- Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
- Ticket information for the 58-date “RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons: 2016 Extravaganza Tour” is available now at www.RuPaulBOTS.com.
Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on January 28. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/fod.
The “Battle of the Seasons” tour, now in its third consecutive year of growth, will again be hosted by series judge Michelle Visage and includes an allstar cast of past winners, runners up and fan favorites from each season of RPDR, including: Adore Delano, Alaska, BenDeLaCreme, Courtney Act, Ginger Minj, Ivy Winters, Jinkx Monsoon, Katya, Manila Luzon, Miss Fame, Pandora Boxx, Phi Phi O’hara, Sharon Needles, Violet Chachki and Willam to name a few. (Lineup varies by city and is subject to change. Check local listings for expected performers.) In addition, select cities will feature an opening DJ set by Pearl.
“Last year the world got merely a taste of RuPaul's queens with the first global Battle of the Seasons Tour,” said Michelle Visage, host of the “Battle of the Seasons” tour and permanent judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. “This year we are back, and these ladies are bigger and badder than before! Get ready for the ULTIMATE RuPaul's Drag Race experience from the minute you walk through the doors. It is a once-in-a-lifetime extravaganza that you will NOT want to miss!”
The “Extravaganza” tour will begin with a 14-city Europe cycle launching from Antwerp, Belgium on March 17, 2016. The second leg of the tour will kick off in Seattle, Washington on April 19, 2016 and will cross the United States and Canada with 43 stops. Witness the eleganza! and gag on the shade of it all in a night of unforgettable music and madness with the world’s most talented drag performers.
2016 “Extravaganza” Tour Dates:
3/17 Antwerp, BE Stadsschouwburg
3/20 Glasgow, UK O2 ABC
3/22 Dublin, IE Olympia Theatre
3/24 Manchester, UK O2 Ritz
3/25 London, UK O2 Forum
3/27 Birmingham, UK O2 Institute
3/28 Cardiff, UK Tramshed
3/29 Cardiff, UK Tramshed
3/31 Oslo, NO Sentrum Scene
4/1 Copenhagen, DK Vega
4/2 Paris, FR Trianon
4/3 Berlin, DE Admiral Palace
4/5 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
4/9 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz
4/10 Madrid, ES Joy Eslava
4/19 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
4/20 Portland, OR Revolution Hall
4/21 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
4/22 Anaheim, CA The Grove
4/24 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
4/26 Tucson, AZ Rialto
4/27 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre 4/29 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
4/30 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
5/1 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
5/10 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
5/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
5/13 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
5/14 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
5/15 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
5/17 Columbia, SC The Music Farm
5/18 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
5/20 Richmond, VA The National
5/21 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
5/22 Durham, NC Durham PAC
5/24 Boston, MA Royale
5/25 New York, NY Playstation Theater
5/27 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
5/28 Montreal, QC Metropolis
5/31 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
6/1 Munhall, PA Carnegie Library of Homestead Music Hall
6/3 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
6/4 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
6/5 Indianapolis, IN Murat Egyptian Room Old National Centre
6/7 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
6/8 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
6/10 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
6/11 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
6/12 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
6/14 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theater 6/16 Edmonton, MB Union Hall
6/17 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
6/19 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
6/22 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
6/23 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre
6/24 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
6/25 New Orleans, LA The Joy Theater
6/27 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Select cities offer two incredible VIP packages for fans:
The superexclusive top level RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar VIP ticket offers early entry into the show before the general public, access to the preshow and postshow Meet and Greets with the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race, an autographed poster plus an official tour tee, a tote and a commemorative Superstar VIP laminate! Also select lucky Superstar VIP guests (via raffle) will have the chance to participate in the live show!
The second level Shantay You Stay VIP ticket offers early entry into the show before the general public, access to the preshow Meet and Greet with the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race, plus official tour tote and commemorative Shantay You Stay VIP laminate!
ABOUT PRODUCER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) specializes in the career management, brand development, recording and global touring activities of performing artists, entertainers and celebrities. PEG’s clients have toured internationally to thousands of venues and been featured across worldwide television, film, music, and media. On social platforms @PEGmgmt.
ABOUT SIDECAR MANAGEMENT
Sidecar Management is an entertainment firm that specializes in worldwide representation of a variety of talent including comedians, musicians, reality TV stars, radio personalities and much more. With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, our Artists have appeared on major television shows, hit the Billboard and ITunes Charts, among many other accomplishments.
ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining and awardwinning hit series as RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listings (Bravo), Candidly Nicole (Vh1), Big Freedia (Fuse), and Island Hunters (HGTV). Million Dollar Listing NY was a 2015 Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. RuPaul’s Drag Race won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. Big Freedia (Fuse) won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created awardwinning films and documentaries such as Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Wishful Drinking, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Many of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including Becoming Chaz and Party Monster, the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures will be their sixth feature at Sundance, premiering this January 2016 and airing April 4th on HBO.
World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an awardwinning blog, The WOW Report. With 340,000 subscribers and over 140 million views, the channel currently airs eleven weekly original series with a new episode every day of the week. In addition to its signature channel WOWPresents, they have launched an MCN (MultiChannel Network) comprising 120 YouTube channels with over 215 million cumulative views and over 850 thousand subscribers. The popular WOW Report blog, which can be found at www.worldofwonder.net, receives more than 1 million visitors per month and was awarded the Best Counter Culture Blog by LA Weekly. Cofounders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at http://mkt.com/worldofwonder/.
The brand new queens who will lip sync for their lives on the upcoming eighth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will be ruvealed during Logo’s annual “New Now Next Honors” from Aspen Gay Ski Week on Monday, February 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The veil will be lifted on the new cast via a series of videos that will introduce fans to the sensational performers who will compete to become America’s next drag superstar.
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