Ahead of the much-anticipated Mother show at the National Stadium in Dublin on May 26, worldwide famous drag queen Pabllo Vittar opened up about how excited she is to be back in the city.
A 27 year-old Brazilian drag queen, Pabllo Vittar got the entire world to listen to her music since she released her debut album Vai Passar Mal in 2017, with two songs already peaking at #1 in Brazil. She broke records again only a year later, when all tracks from her second album were charted on the Spotify Brazil Top 40, making Não Para Não the most streamed album on Spotify Brazil in only 24 hours.
111, released in 2020, was her third LP and the first trilingual release, with songs in Portuguese, English and Spanish. And this year the MTV European Music Award winner has delighted her fans with a brand new album titled Batidão Tropical, which is already wildly successful and debuted as the #6 most streamed album globally on Spotify.
With all her campaigns for international brands such as Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Coca Cola and her talent being highlighted by major media outlets like The Guardian, Vogue and the New York Times, the pop star managed to make a name for herself, becoming the most followed drag queen on social media worldwide and joining forces with other international acts like Anitta and Iggy Azalea.
Now, Pabllo Vittar is preparing for her biggest headline show in Dublin, where she will perform a gig presented by Mother, Singular Artists and Dragged up at the National Stadium on May 26.
So what fans can expect from the imminent Dublin show? Are you curious about how she selected the setlist for her European audience?
Well, first of all, the drag queen said that the main criteria was that “it has to feel like a party and a celebration”. Her fans in Dublin will be a pretty diverse bunch and the pop star knows it very well. “Touring in Europe I want to make my best effort to connect with my fans of all backgrounds, so the set has a wide range of English, Spanish, as well as Portuguese,” she explained.
This is not the first time that the Brazilian drag queen has performed in Dublin, but this time, it will be in a much bigger arena. “I feel so honoured that my audience in Dublin is excited enough to let me play bigger rooms! I expect lots of dancing!” she said.
The artist is certainly very welcome in Dublin, especially given that her Brazilian fans who live here feel very proud and represented, as well as closer to home, when they get to see one of their own performing on Irish stages. “I love touring so much because I can bring my Brazilian culture around the world,” she said. “Whether that is showing an Irish fan where we culturally come from or helping a Brazilian fan feel at home halfway around the world. It’s such a beautiful experience!”
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And speaking of beautiful experiences, let’s not forget that this year Pabllo Vittar made history by becoming the first drag queen to ever perform at Coachella. Her performance in front of a packed crowd was a huge success and many fans celebrated it on social media with the hashtag #VITTARCELLA. As for the artist’s opinion of the experience? A pretty self-explanatory comment on her part: “Words do not even begin to describe!”
We simply cannot wait for her Dublin show and, apparently, neither can she. “I’m soooo excited to connect with my fans in Dublin after so many years with the pandemic!” she told us.
Want to see Pabllo Vittar perform on this Mother gig? Buy your tickets for the event here.
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