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one of Big Freedia's dancers @ PS1 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Big Freedia is blowin (bouncin) up. It's been roughly four months since the New Orleans resident was featured prominently in the New York Times Magazine, and she'll be making what is probably her network television debut tonight (9/30) on Last Call With Carson Daly. That's on after Fallon, so unless you stay up all night, set your DVR.
if you happen to be in Miami, well then you can also catch Freedia tonight at Vagabond. It's the next show on an ongoing tour that continues through Pop Montreal (10/3), some dates with Matt & Kim (10/11-10/13), CMJ and Fun Fun Fun Fest.
For CMJ, there are at least two NYC shows, both official, ticketed showcases and both on sale. There's the previously mentioned Windish showcase happening at Santos on October 23rd (tickets), and a show one night earlier at Southpaw with Javelin and Dominique Young Unique (who also plays the Santos show and who also played with Freedia at the final Pool Party of the summer).
And as if Big Freedia shows aren't dirty enough, she recently played one in an actual strip club and there's (NSFW) video footage. That video and all dates below...
Big Freedia - 2010 Tour Dates
Sep 30 - Miami FL, @ Vagabond
Oct 2 - Pittsburgh, PA VIA2010 @ Iron City Brewery
Oct 3 - Montreal, QC Pop Montreal @ Espace Reunion
Oct 9 - Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo
Oct 11 - Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford w/ Matt & Kim
Oct 12 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues w/ Matt & Kim
Oct 13 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder w/ Matt & Kim
Oct 15 - Milwaukee, WI @Stonefly
Oct 16 - Chicago, IL Decibelle Festival @ Subterranean
Oct 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw (CMJ)
Oct 23 - New York, NY @ Santos (CMJ)
Nov 6 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest