Alaska Thunderfuck’s first extensive tour brings sci-fi drag to Dallas RICH LOPEZ | Staff email@example.com Alaska Thunderduck 5000. (Photo courtesy of Magnus Hastings 2022) History is being made as drag performer/singer Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 is on her first-ever North American tour this season.
Her new live show is a music extravaganza in support of her 2022 release Red 4 Filth. The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winner brings her show to Dallas on Sunday at Trees in Deep Ellum.
After a series of single drops throughout the year, Alaska (nee Justin Andrew Honard) released her fourth album this September. “We sort of slowly released a lot of music, you know, like an Adderall,” she said by phone. “So it may seem the album has been out for a while.” In Red 4 Filth, Alaska, 37, seems to be pushing a legit pop album rather than any reliance on her fame or name.
Drag performers haven’t had the best luck with music releases, but Alaska has found the lane she fits in and works upward. “I guess it comes from wherever art comes from — the lord or the universe or the ether,” she said about songwriting. “I keep a file of all the things that strike me and try to create something cool.” That leads into her lyrics which often have a tinge of her signature clever camp.