Whether you like it or not, drag is big business. Thanks to RuPaul and the overwhelming success of Drag Race, the show has given a series of queens not only a platform to showcase their talents (charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent) but given many of them incredible worldwide success.
Being on RuPaul’s Drag Race doesn’t guarantee that a queen will have a long-lasting career in drag. To do that it takes talent, creativity, and drive. Drive is often a key factor for success in the industry.
There are only a handful of queens I consider successful from the franchise and who are reaching incredible amounts of success. Since appearing on Drag Race, Alaska Thunderfuck, Courtney Act and Willam are three queens who continue to dominate the industry with creativity and have the ability to mesmerize and captivate audiences around the world.
Individually Alaska, Courtney Act, and Willam are undeniably talented, but when you put the three of them together, it becomes a rambunctious girl group called, The AAA Girls. In 2014 the three formed the girl group to support fashion brand American Apparel’s “Support Artists, Support Ethical Manufacturing” campaign. They later released the holiday single “Dear Santa, Bring Me A Man” in 2014 and, in 2015, took their act international with a European and Australian tour. It’s no surprise the group has continues to be a success. Their latest video, ‘AAA’ already has over 1.4M views. With numbers like that why not go on tour and give the people what they want.
Teaming up once again as The AAA Girls this fall, the three queens will be bringing their fiercest, humor-filled performances to stages across North America. Presented by Fullscreen Live, the tour will start in Dallas on September 20 and pass through fifteen North American cities including NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Toronto and more! General admission prices are $39 but fans will have the opportunity to purchase ticket packages that allow them to take photos with The AAA Girls, get autographs, and even join them on-stage!
The AAA Girls North American Tour follows this summer’s release of The AAA Girls debut album, “Access All Areas.” Produced by Sam Sparro, the album’s lead single, “AAA,” climbed to No. 2 on Billboard’s Comedy Album chart this summer. It received rave reviews for the music video’s throwback to classic pop star aesthetic and its celebration of drag extravaganza.
“I think girl groups are so compelling because they’re sexy and dynamic,” explains Alaska. “I feel very blessed for having made such fun music and content with two people I consider dear friends. These ladies work so hard, and I’m really proud of the work we’ve done together.”
“I am busting at the seams to hit the stage with Willam and Alaska in this epic tour,” says Courtney Act. “These queens have worked with Britney (Spears) and Katy (Perry) so, of course, their next logical career move was the AAA Girls.”
Willam, Alaska and Courtney are best known for their respective participation in RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons 4, 5, and 6. Since appearing on the series, Willam has starred in several television shows, written the book Suck Less, and currently hosts “Suck Less,” a weekly call-in talk show where he and special guests artfully throw shade and spill the tea. Since her appearance, Alaska has released two full-length studio albums and won RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2. Courtney has released an album, toured the world with her one woman show, and can be seen this fall on MTV’s new celebrity dating show, “MTV Single AF”.
Tickets for the Access All Areas North American tour are available now at www.aaagirls.net.