Red lipstick at the ready: Dita Von Teese is coming to Dublin
Dita does Dublin!
Pass the smelling salts: the burlesque queen, fashion icon and all-round girl crush has announced that she is bringing her tour Ireland. The Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix show, which comes to Dublin next summer, is described as an evening of comedy and "sophisticated striptease". The show takes place at the Olympia Theatre on May 2, 2020, but tickets go on sale this Friday – giving us just under a year to get our winged eyeliner perfected and our corsets laced up.
As well as the star herself, the show features male, female and gender fluid performers and aims to celebrate diverse beauty and body positivity. But let's face it, no one wears clothes – and takes them off – quite like Dita, whose Martini glass dance is THE sexiest thing we've sever seen.
Glamonatrix includes an update on that iconic dance, as well as three all-new routines from Dita that will see her popping out of a bejewelled birthday cake, playing lion tamer with a crystal whip, and riding a giant sparkling lipstick. Yes, really.
Dita says that she's proud to be part of the modern burlesque movement:
"For me, burlesque has always been about finding my own power and confidence, embracing sensuality and encouraging others to do the same in their own lives. Glamour is the art of creating mystery and allure, and the new Glamonatrix show embraces all of these qualities."
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Plotting and planning an all-new revue...for my biggest tour yet! Portrait at the Paramour Estate: Photography: Sequoia Emmanuelle @sequoiaemmanuelle Photo Assistant: Chad Salinas @chadksalinas Art Department: Alicia Angeles @aliciaangeles Headdress, Corset & Jewelry by Bjorn Van Den Berg @vandenbergbjorn Nail Gloves Majesty Black @majestyblack Hair by Tony Medina @hisvintagetouch Makeup #ditavonteese Styled by Melvin Sanders @melvinstyles Assistant to Dita @itshollywoodbabe Video (coming soon) Malcolm Guess @malcolmguess
This may be Dita's first performance in Ireland, but she's no stranger to these shores, having celebrated her wedding to Marilyn Manson here in 2005. The Gothic-themed ceremony was held at Gurteen Castle, on the Tipperary/Waterford border. The bride wore a flowing Vivienne Westwood dress that showed off her famous 22-inch waist, and guests drank from custom-made ruby-red Waterford Crystal goblets. Sadly, the marriage was to be short-lived, with the pair splitting the following year.
Now, Dita says she's happy to be bringing her biggest show to date to Europe.
"Being in these historic theatres with audiences coming dressed to the nines, creates this incredible atmosphere unlike I've ever seen before."
Tickets for Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix are €65, and are on sale on Friday, June 28.