LUCHA VAVOOM ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
7 DEADLY SINS
AT LEGENDARY HOUSE OF BLUES INSIDE MANDALAY BAY RESORT & CASINO
Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show features world-class lucha libre-style wrestling, burlesque, aerialists, comedy, music, and more
First shows to be announced: Thursday, April 27th, Friday, April 28th, and Saturday, April 29th Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th
Tickets go on sale February 28th at 10:00 a.m. PT
Lucha VaVOOM (LVV) — Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show where world-class Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide — is coming to Las Vegas for a nine-show residency at the legendary House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (3950 South Las Vegas Blvd). The first five show dates to be announced include Thursday, April 27th, Friday, April 28th, and Saturday, April 29th, along with Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 28th at 10:00 am PT at HouseofBlues.com, LiveNation.com, and Ticketmaster.com, starting at $39.50, plus applicable fees. Guests must be 18+ with proof of ID. Groups of ten or more can call the House of Blues box office at 702-632-7600 for reservations. There will be an artist and Citi pre-sale beginning Saturday, February 25th at 10:00 am PT. Live Nation customers, plus members of MGM Rewards and MGM Resorts International’s reimagined loyalty rewards program, will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Monday, February 27th at 10:00 am PT. All pre-sales end Monday, February 27th at 10:00 pm PT.
Los Angeles’ institution has been wowing audiences across the globe for over 20 years. From L.A. to Tokyo, across the U.S. and Canada, and all the way to Australia, people go crazy for LVV’s perfect combination of world-class, professional lucha libre-style wrestling interspersed with insane, high-octane burlesque performances, death-defying aerial acts, comedy, music, and more ─ all adding up to one unforgettable night.
Hosting the residency, dubbed 7 Deadly Sins, will be House of Blues Las Vegas’ multi-level Music Hall, legendary for showcasing musicians from the likes of James Brown, Guns N’ Roses, Santana, and Billy Idol ‒ making it the perfect location for this glam/slam extravaganza.
The wrestling lineup for 7 Deadly Sins features Taya Valkyrie (four-time Reina de Reinas champion and former WWE superstar), Magno “The Man Mountain” Rudo, the utterly fearless and aerodynamically baffling Jack Cartwheel, plus LVV fan favorites Li’l Cholo, Los Crazy Chickens, “Pretty” Peter Avalon, and Dirty Sanchez (the scatological master of lucha libre, with his underhand, dirty tricks, and his signature move “A Taste Of The Awful!”). Other wrestlers confirmed include Aquaman, Black Swan, Chocolatay Caliente, Chupacabra, Li’l Devil, Lince Dorado, and Piñatita.
LVV promises to deliver incendiary burlesque goddesses, twisty contortionists, and death-defying aerialists, including Emma Vauxdevil (fire eater, sword swallower, tattooed goddess, and burlesque queen) and Làszlò Major (transcendent dancer, aerialist, and boylesque artist from New York’s Company XIV’s summer striptease show “Boylesque Bullfight” and Dita Von Teese’s Glamonatrix Tour), Frankie Fictitious (one of burlesque’s most coveted performers, named Miss Exotic World in 2019 and a Burlesque Hall of Fame inductee), Lena Fumi (contortionist, aerialist, and dancer), and Viva La Glam (specializing in unique and dangerous acts). Plus, delivering insanely off-the-cuff commentary throughout the residency will be comedian host Blaine Capatch, with a special co-host to be announced.
For more info and the latest updates, visit LuchaVaVOOM.com (follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube) and HouseofBlues/LasVegas (follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
About Lucha VaVOOM:
For over 20 years, Lucha VaVOOM (LVV) has been delivering arguably the most electrifying show on earth with a mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, comedy, and more. Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, LVV — voted Los Angeles’ “Best Burlesque Show” by LA Weekly in 2012 and 2013 — is good vs. evil played out in quick, exhibition-style, one-fall lucha libre matches for maximum enjoyment and action. LVV has created a Los Angeles tradition: from the local luminaries it attracts (Drew Carey, Jack Black, and more have sat in), to burlesque and lucha libre, where masked heroic wrestlers, in character-driven style, flip, fly, and amaze. It all comes together to make for 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). Click here to watch a sizzle reel of LVV highlights.
At LVV, 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 (including in Amsterdam, Calgary, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, and many more), plus they’ve performed at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and Big Day Out Festival in Australia. In 2018, TV4 Entertainment released their award-winning documentary, Lucha VaVOOM: Inside America’s Most Outrageous Show.
In their 20th anniversary retrospective (Sept./Oct. ’22 issue), titled “How Lucha VaVoom Became a Queer Wrestling & Performance Extravaganza,” The Advocate writes: “…the high-octane extravaganza has been an iconic entertainment institution for two decades now. And for a show seemingly centered on chi-chis and machismo, its history is surprisingly queer. Lucha VaVoom has evolved much over the years…the show has featured everything from famous comedian MCs like Margaret Cho and Jeffrey Ross to erotic aerialists like Violet Chachki of Drag Race fame along with other sexy gender-fluid performers. And of course, lots of buff, crazily costumed luchadors (of all genders) putting on a great show — some of whom have also been proudly out members of the LGBTQ+ community.”
Los Angeles Times proclaims (2/8/23), “Watching the mesmerizing, in-ring action at a Lucha VaVOOM show is a veritable experience. But the wrestling itself is only one flavor of performance on display. From its very first show…in 2002, the Los Angeles institution has fused lucha libre with burlesque…and over the last 20-plus years has grown to include stand-up comedy, visual art, low-riders, and a host of other artists under the same psychedelic circus tent…For so many wrestlers, lucha libre and Lucha VaVoom specifically offer a laboratory for experimentation and a sense of creative freedom that’s liberating compared to the frequent self-seriousness of American pro wrestling.”
About the House of Blues:
Founded in 1992, the eleven House of Blues locations throughout the U.S. form the country’s pre-eminent group of intimate music venues. Each features state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans as close as possible to the artists. Every location’s restaurant and bar is adorned with signature original folk-art – part of the world’s largest collection – combined with the House of Blues legendary hospitality and tantalizing cuisine.
About Live Nation Las Vegas:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Sting, Keith Urban and Rod Stewart at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Maroon 5, Usher, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Dolby Live at Park MGM; ZZ TOP, Earth, Wind & Fire, FOREIGNER, STYX and Chicago at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; Miranda Lambert and John Legend at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; and Santana at House of Blues. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Michelob ULTRA Arena, the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and more. For more info, visit LiveNationEntertainment.com and follow Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.