Lucha VaVOOM

LUCHA VAVOOM ANNOUNCES RETURN OF
PEACHES 

INTERNATIONAL ELECTRO-POP STAR AND PROVOCATEUR TO PERFORM AT
HALLOWEEN SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES
OCTOBER 25 & 26 AT THE MAYAN THEATER
 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Above: Peaches’ 2014 performance at Lucha VaVOOM / Credit: Timothy Norris
Click here to download hi-res images of Peaches, Lucha VaVOOM performers and show flyers

Lucha VaVOOM — Los Angeles’ longest running, most celebrated action-packed variety show, where electrifying Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy collide — has announced international electro-pop star and provocateur Peaches will perform during their annual Halloween shows in Los Angeles: Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26 at The Mayan Theater. Tickets are still available at LuchaVaVOOM.com.

Since the release of her debut album in 2000, Peaches (aka Merrill Nisker) has spread her seed on the pop culture landscape, harnessing a worldwide audience and, along with the countless followers she’s inspired, has shaped the mainstream into a more inclusive and sexually progressive surrounding. Over the years, she’s built a reputation on her suggestive and intelligent lyrics, her amalgamation of rock and electro sounds and her balls-out performances, continuing to outdo herself with each brash step.

Peaches’ performance at Lucha VaVOOM will include one song from RUB (2015), her most recent and best received album of her career, plus a classic track from her catalogue. Taking the stage with Peaches will be Ursulina (aka Lucha VaVOOM’s co-founder and performer Rita D’Albert).

This performance marks the second time Lucha VaVOOM’s must-be-seen-to-be-believed spectacle has teamed up with the provocative musician-producer-filmmaker-performance artist. For Lucha VaVOOM’s 2014 Valentines shows, Peaches performed as a special guest with her Black Sabbath cover group. In 2015, Lucha VaVOOM was featured in her music video for single “Close Up,(featuring Kim Gordon) that went viral.

Following the two shows in downtown Los Angeles, the debauchery moves to Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Friday, October 27 for the final night of Lucha VaVOOM’s three-night Halloween celebration. Doors open at 7:00pm and show starts at 8:00pm.

This year’s Halloween celebration will feature Mexican-style lucha libre wrestling (including the high-flying Stuka Jr., hand-picked by Lucha VaVOOM from the professional Mexican wrestling promotions team CMLL; Lucha VaVOOM’s newly minted champion Li’l Cholo, evil doctors Medico Asesino and Dr. Maldad, Crazy Chickens, Cannibals, Matt Classic and Matt Classic Jr., sleazy Joey Ryan, Hairy Monsters and Dama Fina, Minis), aerial/burlesque/dance performances (from flying vampire bat Veronica Yune, zombie madness Kristina Nekyia, dancing doll Lux Lacroi, and ghostly L.A. Roller Girls), and comedy (Blaine Capatch and Jeff Davis will deliver their insanely off-the-cuff commentary).

Watch highlights from Lucha VaVOOM’s 2016 Halloween events here.

About Peaches:
Since the release of her album The Teaches of Peaches (2000), Peaches has gained a reputation as one of today’s most provocative and glamorous pop stars. Under the title Peaches Christ Superstar she staged Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical as a one-woman show, and later sang the lead part in a production of a Monteverdi opera. In 2012, she released her first full-length motion picture film Peaches Does Herself, and in 2015 she collaborated on the book of photographs What Else Is In the Teaches of Peaches. At the end of 2015, she released her highly acclaimed fifth studio album, RUB.

RUB not only earned critical praise from press but also earned Peaches kudos from her peers in the entertainment world: From Ellen Page proclaiming, “Peaches is ferocious, relentless, sexy, confident, and gives all of herself to her audience. She is a person who inspires,” in NY Times T Style Magazine, to Laverne Cox sharing “Peaches is everything,” and in a feature on Peaches in Time Magazine, Amy Schumer said “Peaches is just the sh-t. She’s the bravest one of us out there.” RUB is an adventurous, audacious musical statement, the latest entry in a conversation Peaches opened up 15 years ago and the world may just now have finally caught up with.

For more info, visit PeachesRocks.com and connect on Facebook and Instagram.

About Lucha VaVOOM:
For 15 years, Lucha VaVOOM has been delivering arguably the most electrifying shows on earth with a mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy. Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, Lucha VaVOOM — voted Los Angeles’ “Best Burlesque Show” by LA Weekly for 2012 and 2013 — is good vs. evil played out in quick, exhibition-style, one-fall Lucha Libre matches for maximum enjoyment and action. Lucha VaVOOM has created a Los Angeles tradition: from the low-rider car parade escorting the performers as the crowd enters the iconic Mayan Theater, to the local luminaries they attract (Drew Carey and Jack Black have sat in), to burlesque (which was revived right here in Los Angeles), to Lucha Libre, where masked heroic wrestlers, in character-driven style, flip, fly and amaze. It all comes together to make one fun, surreal, glam-bam spectacle of raucous entertainment. You could say it’s a wrestling show for people that don’t like wrestling (and those that do). The Los Angeles Times said, “Far-out flamboyance always prevails at Lucha VaVOOM, a spectacle of Mexican freestyle wrestling with an L.A. twist (7/9/06).”

At Lucha VaVOOM, they like a little sexo with their violencia. In between matches, the finest handpicked burlesque acts from around the world wow the crowds with their unique striptease skills, including raucous aerial acts, daredevil roller-skate girls, and Guinness-World-Record-holding hula-hoop hotties. The Los Angeles-based performance troupe has regularly sold out 1,000-seat venues across the globe (Amsterdam, Calgary, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland and Philadelphia, among many other cities), performed at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and Big Day Out Festival in Australia since its birth in 2002 and call Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater — an elaborately appointed, 1927-built former motion-picture palace — home when not on the road. Click here to view a sizzle reel of Lucha VaVOOM highlights.

Tickets are available online at TicketWeb.com or at these outlets:
Wacko (4633 Hollywood Blvd – (323) 663-0122)
BRAT (1938 14th St., Santa Monica – (310) 452-2480)

For more info, visit LuchaVaVOOM.com and connect on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube

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For press inquiries, contact Reckoning PR:
Aaron Feterl: aaron@reckoningpr.com

 

LUCHA VAVOOM ANNOUNCES ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SHOWS 

THREE-NIGHT CELEBRATION FEATURING MEXICAN WRESTLING, BURLESQUE, COMEDY AND MORE 

OCTOBER 25 & 26 AT THE MAYAN THEATER IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
OCTOBER 27 AT RIVERSIDE AUDITORIUM

 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

“There’s no show that’s funnier, sillier or more entertaining than this one…”
Eric Idle (Monty Python)

Los Angeles’ longest running, most celebrated action-packed variety show is back with their annual Halloween spectacular!

Coming off their sold-out 15th anniversary shows in August, Lucha VaVOOM — where electrifying Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy collide — returns Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26 at The Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Billed as “The Smell Of Fear! In ODORAMA, all fans in attendance for these shows will receive free souvenir scratch-n-sniff cards and are encouraged to attend in costume! The following night (Friday, October 27) the debauchery moves to Riverside Municipal Auditorium. Doors open at 7:00pm and show starts at 8:00pm. For tickets and more info, visit: LuchaVaVOOM.com.

This year’s Halloween celebration will feature Mexican-style lucha libre wrestling (including the high-flying Stuka Jr., hand-picked by Lucha VaVOOM from the professional Mexican wrestling promotions team CMLL; Lucha VaVOOM’s newly minted champion Li’l Cholo, evil doctors Medico Asesino and Dr. Maldad, Crazy Chickens, Cannibals, Matt Classic and Matt Classic Jr., sleazy Joey Ryan, Hairy Monsters and Dama Fina, Minis), aerial/burlesque/dance performances (from flying vampire bat Veronica Yune, zombie madness Kristina Nekyia, dancing doll Lux Lacroi, and ghostly L.A. Roller Girls), and comedy (Blaine Capatch and Jeff Davis will deliver their insanely off-the-cuff commentary). More details to be announced.

Watch highlights from Lucha VaVOOM’s 2016 Halloween events here.

Credit: Timothy Norris

About Lucha VaVOOM:
For 15 years, Lucha VaVOOM has been delivering arguably the most electrifying shows on earth with a mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy. Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, Lucha VaVOOM — voted Los Angeles’ “Best Burlesque Show” by LA Weekly for 2012 and 2013 — is good vs. evil played out in quick, exhibition-style, one-fall Lucha Libre matches for maximum enjoyment and action. Lucha VaVOOM has created a Los Angeles tradition: from the low-rider car parade escorting the performers as the crowd enters the iconic Mayan Theater, to the local luminaries they attract (Drew Carey and Jack Black have sat in), to burlesque (which was revived right here in Los Angeles), to Lucha Libre, where masked heroic wrestlers, in character-driven style, flip, fly and amaze. It all comes together to make one fun, surreal, glam-bam spectacle of raucous entertainment. You could say it’s a wrestling show for people that don’t like wrestling (and those that do). The Los Angeles Times said, “Far-out flamboyance always prevails at Lucha VaVOOM, a spectacle of Mexican freestyle wrestling with an L.A. twist (7/9/06).”

At Lucha VaVOOM, they like a little sexo with their violencia. In between matches, the finest handpicked burlesque acts from around the world wow the crowds with their unique striptease skills, including raucous aerial acts, daredevil roller-skate girls, and Guinness-World-Record-holding hula-hoop hotties. The Los Angeles-based performance troupe has regularly sold out 1,000-seat venues across the globe (Amsterdam, Calgary, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland and Philadelphia, among many other cities), performed at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and Big Day Out Festival in Australia since its birth in 2002 and call Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater — an elaborately appointed, 1927-built former motion-picture palace — home when not on the road. Click here to view a sizzle reel featuring Lucha VaVOOM highlights.

“…may be the best bang-for-your-buck entertainment in town.”
THRILLIST, April 28, 2017 

“Now in its 15th year, Lucha VaVOOM continues to wow with its potent mixture of violence, sex appeal and hilarity.”
LA WEEKLY, April 27, 2017 

“…no one that puts on a better lucha libre show than the folks at Lucha VaVOOM. Far wackier and wilder than most professional wrestling…Lucha VaVOOM lets its freak flag fly…”
NERDIST, October 25, 2015 

“Lucha VaVOOM is an underground celebration of all things perfect in this world…Lucha VaVOOM is what will pass for primetime entertainment when the polar ice caps finally melt and there’s not a single drop of oil left to be squeezed from the planet. In the post-apocalyptic future Lucha VaVOOM’s mix of ‘sexo y violencia’ will replace the Super Bowl, the Internet, and daytime television as humanity’s primary form of entertainment.”
COMPLEX, February 20, 2015 

“The over-the-top-wrestling-orgy of sexy ladies, masked men, and overall debauchery known as Lucha VaVOOM has long been a you’ve-either-seen-it-or-what-the-F-is-wrong-with-you proposition.”
THRILLIST, February 18, 2015

Tickets are available online at TicketWeb.com or at these outlets:
Wacko, 4633 Hollywood Blvd – (323) 663-0122
BRAT, 1938 14th St, Santa Monica – (310) 452-2480

For more info, visit LuchaVaVOOM.com and connect on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube

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For press inquiries, contact Reckoning PR:
Aaron Feterl: aaron@reckoningpr.com