Help Us Keep Reporting. Donate to Detroit Metro Times.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Big Freedia, queen of New Orleans bounce, will shake her azz in Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 10:51 AM

click to enlarge SCREEN GRAB/YOUTUBE
  • Screen grab/YouTube

One nation, under azz: booty-shaking icon Big Freedia is bringing her feel-good Big Easy bounce to some ass-deprived cities this fall, including Detroit.



For the unenlightened, Big Freedia is, well, kind of a big deal. Last week, the 41-year-old New Orleans-based queer icon shared a Billboard magazine cover with fellow LGBTQ+ trailblazers Adam Lambert, Hayley Kiyoko, and Tegan Quin — a cherry-topper to an already long and eclectic list of accomplishments.

Also on her resume? Co-author of her memoir God Save the Queen Diva, reality TV star via Fuse TV's Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce which ran for six seasons, being featured on Beyoncé's career-changing “Formation” and landing her own Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor, Big Freedia’s Bouncing Beignets.

Freedia's Ben & Jerry's-sponsored fall trek, dubbed the “Azz Across America” tour, will kick off in Georgia on Oct. 24 and will wrap in Arizona just before Thanksgiving. Included on her tour de booty is a Nov. 5 stop at Detroit's Saint Andrew's Hall. Freedia will be joined by Philadelphia's Low Cut Connie.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.com.



Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 3, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation