The “queens of Christmas” will hit Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver this upcoming holiday season
RuPaul’s Drag Race stars BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are heading out on the road together once again. Following the massive success of their three previous holiday tours the pair will be hitting the road later this year with a brand new show. The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show will make 22 stops throughout North American between November 23 thru December 30 with Canadian stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
“The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show is joyous, hilarious, surrealist, communal, and heartwarming,” says BenDeLaCreme. “Nothing makes me feel more connected to the good in the world than the seas of people we get to celebrate the season with night after night–laughing, cheering, and being in our feelings together. I’m so lucky to get to experience that each year, and I hope you all will experience it with us.”
“The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show will take everything you expect from a drag queen variety show, and spin it on its side,” adds Jinkx (who’s currently slaying the competition on All Stars 7). “It will test the limits of stupidity, while being unexpectedly deep and reflective. We strive for entertainment while always proving that the holidays are for you to celebrate however you want to.”
DeLa and Jinkx are the sole writers of their holiday shows, a major achievement for two drag artists who tour at such a large scale each year. “I think it is important that the show is created BY us, so it’s decidedly FOR us, and those like us,” says Jinkx. “So often, queer and drag stories are written by outsiders, and lack an authenticity that queer audiences crave. Creating the show ourselves, from the ground up, ensures that that authenticity is infused in every aspect of the production.”
“Jinkx and I LOVE writing,” adds DeLa. “We are passionate and have something to say. It comes from the heart. Writing AND performing as a combo is the best way for us to express what drives us as artists and as humans and fortunately, on top of that, people just happen to think we’re very funny.”
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show will hit Toronto, ON on November 25 (Queen Elizabeth Theatre); Ottawa, ON on November 26 (Algonquin Commons Theatre); Montreal, QC on November 27 (Olympia); Calgary, AB on December 29 (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium); and Vancouver, BC on December 30 (Vogue Theatre).
Tickets are available now. For more information or to sign up for updates, visit jinkxanddela.com.