EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Michelle Visage Talks ‘WERQ The World Tour’

After just finishing up a 16 date sold out tour through Europe, the queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race WERQ The World Tour have announced they will be taking the tour to the USA this fall. The tour, hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage will start the tour on October 12th in San Diego and end October 29th in Chicago. The shows deliver some unforgettable performances by some of the shows fan-favorite queens including Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Kim-Chi, Shangela, Latrice Royale and Violet Chachki. Joining them are season nine favorites Peppermint, Sasha Velour and Valentina.

Michelle Visage joined the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race on its third season and has won the hearts of the viewers and queens with her straight to the point critiques, her passion and her love for the LGBTQ+ community.

We were able to chat with Michelle about the WERQ The World, the upcoming tour dates, her favorite memory on Drag Race.

Hello Michelle! Thank you so much for taking time out to chat with us today.

The WERQ The World tour just finished up the European dates and will be starting up in North America on October 12th. Will there be anything different at the North American shows than the European?

The good thing about the North American leg is that we worked out any kinks so they will get a more realized flowing show (In my mind, anyway!) 

How was the reception of the tour in Europe?

As always, ridiculous. We are literal pop stars over there. It’s a feeling that you can’t quite describe and I am grateful for it all while it lasts! I take none of this for granted. 

What can someone expect when coming to a show? 

A fun night of their favorite queens being idiots and performing magical drag numbers right in front of their very eyes. 

What is it like hosting the WERQ The World Tour?

A bit like being Miss Hanigan from ANNIE…..

Was there a country/city or venue that was your favorite in Europe? 

I love them all but anyone who knows me knows I am going to say the U.K……

What is it that prompts you to be so vocal about speaking up for less privileged communities? 

This is why I was put on this planet. I was given a booming voice to speak up for those who cannot or for those who need a little more amplification. I have been walking hand in hand with the LGBTQIA community for 30 years and I will continue to do so every day that I am roaming this earth. They are my blood that runs through my veins. We are one.

You’ve been a judge on Ru-Paul’s Drag Race for quite a while now, is there a favorite moment/memory that really stands out to you? 

Of course! Day 1 of season 3. The first day I plopped my a** in my rightful seat next to Ru. 

Thank you so much again for talking with us today! 

Thank YOU

The US leg of the WERQ The World Tour starts October 12th in San Diego. You can check out all the dates below:
USA TOUR DATES
Thu, Oct 12: San Diego – Spreckels Theatre
Fri, Oct 13: Los Angeles – Globe Theater
Sat, Oct 14: San Francisco – Mezzanine
Sun, Oct 15: Portland – Revolution Hall
Wed, Oct 18: Austin – Paramount Theater
Thu, Oct 19: Dallas – Majestic Theatre
Fri, Oct 20: Houston – Cullen Theater
Sat, Oct 21: Orlando – Plaza Live
Sun, Oct 22: Atlanta – Opera
Wed, Oct 25: Toronto – Halloween Edition Danforth Music Hall
Thu, Oct 26: New York – Town Hall
Sat, Oct 28: Montreal Halloween Edition – Theater Berri
Sun, Oct 29: Chicago – Metro
Want tickets to see the show? You can purchase them here!

Have you been to a WERQ The World show? Tweet us @CelebMix and tell us your favorite part of the show!

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Written by Amber Nordberg

I'm 25, living life and loving the adventure. Lover of One Direction and 5SOS. Find me on Twitter, @ambernordberg