“I think I’ve been very intentional with my time on Drag Race,” BenDeLaCreme tells GAY TIMES, explaining what fans can expect to see from a live show of hers. “It’s not so much that in my stage shows I try to reference Drag Race, but I have been very intentional on Drag Race of introducing people to what they’ll see when they come to a live show.” DeLa’s latest tour, Ready to Be Committed, kicked off in San Francisco on 13 April and will see the star travel all over the USA, UK and Canada.
It is set to be her biggest solo tour to date, with the star also serving as its lead producer. “This tour is a show about a queen looking for love,” she explains. “It’s shown through a high-camp lens and, if you are familiar with or love the world of cabaret, variety shows, that kind of spectacular, you’re going to get all of the song and dance and comedy and visuals that you would expect from that, but with a with a much more traditional narrative story.” DeLa drew from her own experiences when developing its concept, which she thinks makes it more “universal” and relatable to those in attendance.
She says that after the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to most things for the majority of 2020 and 2021, Ready to Be Committed is “bigger and more intensified” since its premiere in 2019 and she now feels “even more connected to the material and excited to perform it for people.” DeLa further explains: “After a lot of trying to figure out how to make meaning out of being a drag queen in the woods where, if I fall no one will hear me, it’s definitely a treat to remember the reason that we all do this and to connect with people.” Drag Race’s 14th season is just days away from crowning a winner and, although she is “not fully caught up” yet,
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