New Orleans' own Bianca del Rio
— longtime entertainer and winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 — will bring her "Not Today, Satan" tour
to the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts Nov. 4.
Del Rio (the creation of comic/costumer Roy Haylock) last appeared in New Orleans at House of Blues in a sold-out show in November 2014 (read Gambit
's cover interview here
). Her current tour began in Australia this month. An American leg starts in September and wraps with the New Orleans appearance in November.
Roy Haylock (aka Bianca del Rio), left, and Ricky Graham in a New Orleans production of Hollywood Heaven.
In a statement announcing the new tour, del Rio was quoted as saying, "“When I’m not busy volunteering at the soup kitchen or knitting socks for orphans, one of my favorite pastimes is gathering the cold, huddled masses into a nice warm room, giving them shelter if only for an hour, and sharing valuable life advice from a hate guru!”
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Saenger Theatre box office, Ticketmaster
or by calling 800-745-3000.