Words: Alastair James; pictures: ErnnaCost
Here’s some good news for us all! Pabllo Vittar has announced her UK and Ireland tour dates for next year and we cannot be more excited! Posting on Instagram the drag queen – and Attitude cover star - has announced that she will be on tour in 2022! That’s only a few months away now.
It follows the superstar's fourth studio album Batidão Tropical which was released last June.
The 27-year-old Brazilian drag queen superstar is the most followed drag queen in the world with a whopping 11.7 million followers on Instagram alone! So we know there will be fierce competition for those tickets!
"Will be announcing more shows globally"
Accompanying a striking visual created by Nicola Formichetti (a frequent collaborator of Lady Gaga) Pabllo posted on Instagram: “babies, so excited to announce I'm finally going on tour in 2022! Sign up to get first access to presale & VIP now via link in bio.
“The presale begins Tuesday at 10am local and general on sale Friday! Will be announcing more shows globally in the coming months! #TourWithPabllo”
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Ticketmaster is currently only showing two events – one at Electric Brixton in London on the 5 June and one night at the National Stadium in Dublin on 26 May.
We’re holding out hope that more of those shows to be announce in the “coming months” will be around the UK!
“I’m completely bulletproof.”
She said: “I was bullied at school for being gay, for being camp, for being fat. Growing up in a rough, remote town that wasn’t ready for a person like me was difficult… it was tough, but at the same time I can’t imagine growing up anywhere else, because it’s shaped the person I have become today.”
The 'Sua Cara' singer added that the bullying has helped in preparing her for the world of social media.
“I’m completely bulletproof. […] I know who I am and what I am capable of. The haters and online bullies will [always] be there, and people can be cruel on the internet, but this doesn’t hurt me. I look at my scars from the past and think how I have overcome them.”
She’s also spoken out against Brazil’s homophobic President, Jair Bolsonaro. "He hasn’t just affected the LGBTQ+ community; he’s affected the whole country with his misgovernment and now with COVID, things have only worsened.
"Those who already had little, have nothing. What is even more difficult is that much of the LGBTQ+ community finds itself in the situation of not knowing from one day to the next if there will be food on the table, if they’ll have a job or survive."
Read the full interview in the Attitude Summer issue, out now.