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Drag Race Icons Join Forces For NUBIA: A Brave New World Tour

Drag Race Icons Join Forces For NUBIA: A Brave New World Tour

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Bebe Zahara Benet, Shea Couleé, Yvie Oddly, Ra’Jah O’Hara, Kennedy Davenport, and Lala Ri are bringing their black girl magic to the stage.


Oh, you thought the Beyoncé and Taylor Swift concerts were the hottest tickets this year? Well, this new tour may have just shot to the top of your must-attend list, because it’s nothing but icons and legends allowed.

BeBe Zahara Benet’s NUBIA: A Brave New World Tour is on the way, and taking the previous NUBIA tour to a whole new level. Joining BeBe this time around are fellow drag legends Shea Couleé, Yvie Oddly, Ra’Jah O’Hara, Kennedy Davenport, and Lala Ri.

“I’m excited about bringing on new talent this time. And for those wondering: The OG girls are still here. They haven’t gone anywhere. They might not be at the shows because they are booked and busy, but that’s a good thing. Whenever performers of color are busy, I think that’s worth celebrating. The OGs of NUBIA are still involved in this production, even though they won’t be on stage,” BeBe told Entertainment Weekly about the queens who participated in the previous tour including Bob the Drag Queen, The Vixen, Mo Heart, and Peppermint.

As for what fans should expect from this new show, “the unexpected,” says the season one winner. “We are burning the house down. You thought three years ago when you saw us in New York that we burned the stage? We are taking it to ash this time around.”

Shea also weighed in on the importance and poignancy of this new tour. “Black excellence means, throughout one of the most challenging and traumatizing global moments that I’ve ever experienced, that we as sisters, as creators of color, and as Black queens have persevered. And that’s something that’s so unique to Black culture. We are used to obstacles — big and small. And this was a big obstacle. The fact we are on the other side and revamping NUBIA and getting the momentum back to come and storm the girls means so much, because it’s proof that we are incredibly resilient,” she told EW.

As for when you can catch these queens on stage, the tour begins in St. Paul, Minnesota in May and runs through June, closing out in Seattle, Washington. Sign-up for the presale has begun now at

The full list of dates is below.

May 31 — St. Paul, Minn. (The Fitzgerald Theater)

June 2 — Chicago, Ill. (The Vic Theatre)

June 3 — St. Louis, Mo. (The Pageant)

June 4 — Kansas City, Mo. (Folly Theater)

June 6 — Houston, Texas (Cullen Theater)

June 7 — San Antonio, Texas (Empire Theatre)

June 9 — Dallas, Texas (Granada Theater)

June 12 — Phoenix, Ariz. (Madison Center for the Arts)

June 15 — Los Angeles, Calif. (Orpheum)

June 16 — San Francisco, Calif. (Palace of Fine Arts)

June 18 — Portland, Ore. (Revolution Hall)

June 19 — Seattle, Wash. (Moore Theatre)

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