Peaches Confirms "Peaches Christ Superstar" Tour
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:39:53
Peaches has confirmed the anticipated North American tour of her critically acclaimed (and often controversial) production of Peaches Christ Superstar. The tour will begin in Boston on December 10 and will visit New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto. Peaches' performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice's musical Jesus Christ Superstar made its worldwide debut in March in Berlin and Hamburg. Peaches will sing all roles including Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the disciples. Peaches cannot be typecast. As a continuation of her original sold out runs, she will be accompanied musically by piano virtuoso and rap entertainer, Chilly Gonzales.
The European debut of Peaches Christ Superstar was not without controversy. A month before the scheduled premiere, the German rights holders denied permission to Peaches due to her "unconventional production." Well-behaved women rarely make history, so props to Peaches for misbehaving, artistically speaking.
Peaches posted a message, via Twitter, apologizing to her fans about the cancellation, concluding with "Peaches Christ Superstar Crucified Before Opening Night." The cancellation was widely covered by major media, resulting in permission ultimately being granted. The performances were an overwhelming success. Sir Tim Rice traveled to Berlin to attend the production and visited Peaches backstage offering his praise and approval.
Peaches stated "To perform Jesus Christ Superstar as a one-woman-song is an ambitious enterprise. It is very demanding and very difficult. When I was sixteen I often sang the whole musical to myself all alone in my room. It tells an entire story without spoken text, only with vocals, in the style of a rock opera. I'm a performer, my concerts are extravagant and play with exaggerations. This project allows me to do without all this. I wanted to confront this task totally exposed, because it is a possibility. It's a question of stamina." Peaches added, "Performing Peaches Christ Superstar is the most intense and powerful stage experience I have ever had."
Peaches Christ Superstar North American Tour Dates
: December 10 - Boston, MA Institute of Contemporary Art
December 11 - New York, NY The Concert Hall at New York Society For Ethical Culture
December 14 - Chicago, IL Portage Theater
December 17 - Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
December 18 - San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre
December 21 - Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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