Jinkx Monsoon coming to Salt Lake in ‘Everything at Stake’ tour
The Queen of all Queens is ready to cast her next great spell. Two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner and Broadway breakout star Jinkx Monsoon will launch her biggest tour to date with Jinkx Monsoon: Everything at Stake and will be heading to Salt Lake City’s Eccles Theatre.
For the first time ever, Jinkx and her musical main squeeze Major Scales will tour with a full rock band performing a decades’ worth of covers and original music from her critically-acclaimed albums (The Ginger Snapped, The Inevitable Album), along with new songs from her upcoming 3-part album The Virgo Odyssey. Known for her electric and eclectic performance style, “Everything at Stake” shows Jinkx weaving together tales from her enigmatic life in a show where music, comedy, witchy magic, and camp-fantasy collide. At a time when everything is at stake, get ready for a spellbinding, bombastic, and revolutionary experience straight from the heart of this “internationally tolerated” superstar.
Monsoon says, “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. 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.”
The tour announcement comes during a whirlwind year for Monsoon. In January, she made her Broadway debut (a lifelong goal since she began doing drag at 15) in one of the longest-running shows on Broadway, “Chicago,” playing Matron “Mama” Morton. Hailed as “one of the great belters presently working on the American stage” by TheaterMania, Monsoon’s run has already proven to be an overwhelming success. Playbill reported she’s drawn in standing-room-only audiences, making Chicago the top-performing show last week by capacity. She kicked off her press tour for Chicago by becoming the first RuPaul’s Drag Race queen to guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers, which quickly went viral when it hit online for her celebrity impressions. She’s also recently appeared on CBS Mornings, Good Morning America.
Last summer, Jinkx competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7, becoming the first drag queen in Drag Race “herstory” to win the crown twice, earning the coveted title “Queen of All Queens” in a competition against previous winners. Her most recent tour was the critically-acclaimed theatrical spectacular, “The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show,” co-starring with her best friend and fellow drag superstar, BenDeLaCreme. The 2022 tour became their highest-grossing holiday tour to date and is expected to return for its sixth year this holiday season. Jinkx also released her latest studio EP, The Virgo Odyssey: Prologue (PEG Records), spawning cult hits like “Know-It-All” and her dazzling cover of “Strange Magic” by Electric Light Orchestra.
The summer concert tour will perform in 44 cities across the U.S. and Canada from June 12 through August 14. She will be at the Eccles Theatre in Salt Lake on August 2. Tickets are available at jinkxmonsoon.com.