Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese is set to kick off her new show “Strip, Strip, Hooray”, which will premier at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on May 11, marking the start of a two-year national tour.
The 20-year burlesque veteran has partnered with Live Nation for a show that the star promises to be more extravagant than ever: “There are about half a million Swarovski crystals in every 7-minute moment of my performance onstage, and that is extravagance” said Ditta. “I’m not trying to make any replicas of any burlesque shows; I want to show people something they truly have never seen before.” The show will include nudity to keep true to the art’s racy history.
This 90-minute spectacle will feature a troupe of Von Teese’s handpicked performers that includes Lada from Las Vegas’ Crazy Horse Paris along with performers Selene Luna, Murray Hill and Dirty Martini. There’s also a “boy-lesque act”.
Von Teese has appeared in numerous adult projects including two Andrew Blake films and a host of skin magazines including Playboy. Her mainstream celebrity has included her former marriage to rocker Marilyn Manson and a global business in fashion, lingerie, makeup and other products.