DATE: APRIL 19, 2017
FROM: MIKE GOWEN/MITCH SCHNEIDER, MSO PR
WELCOME MEXICO’S OWN ELECTRO-PUNK DISTRUPTOR
TO PERFORM AT
AS PART OF THEIR 15TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR
INTERNATIONAL VIRAL SENSATION & LIVE PHENOMENON
THURSDAY, MAY 4 AND FRIDAY, MAY 5
AT THE MAYAN THEATRE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
FEATURING LIVE MEXICAN WRESTLING, BURLESQUE, COMEDY AND MORE
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
Upping the ante for madness, mayhem, and, of course, sexo y violencia, LUCHA VaVOOM proudly welcomes SILVERIO to perform during its anxiously awaited 15th anniversary shows and annual Cinco de Mayo spectacular at The Mayan Theater in Downtown L.A. on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5.
Sporting only a red speedo, long mane, and perfectly combed mustache, the Mexican electro-punk maverick brings his mythic musical madness to the ring with a very special performance. Like a South of the Border G.G. Allin hosting a basement rave at the end of the world, SILVERIO is world-renowned as a one-man rock ‘n’ roll wrecking crew known for gigs submersed in sweat and soul. Armed with explosive anthems and ready to go downright buck wild on stage, he’ll undoubtedly be right at home within LUCHA VaVOOM‘s crazed chaos and mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy. Click here to watch a SILVERIO trailer.
A little primer on SILVERIO–he remains something of a cult hero. Songs like the infectious “Perro” (“Dog”) have cracked over 1 million YouTube views and counting, while this elusive figure has been featured by Chicagoist, Latin Rocker, and more.
Get ready to experience LUCHA VaVOOM like never before with a little extra inspired insanity from SILVERIO. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here via TicketWeb. Doors at 7pm and show begins at 8pm.
Founded in Los Angeles by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn—two fearless pop culture visionaries who’ve been pivotal to the downtown Los Angeles renaissance–2017 marks a big milestone for LUCHA VaVOOM as they celebrate their 15th year. BurlesqueMag.com last year rated Lucha VaVOOM as the #1 burlesque show in the U.S. raving, “Lucha VaVOOM is a non-stop, action-packed scream-a-thon, where Mexican Masked wrestlers flip and fly…in-between matches, the finest, handpicked burlesque acts from around the world astound.” (11/18/2016)
The margarita madness of this year’s Cinco de Mayo show is set to feature Luchador favorites: Rey Escorpion, Laredo Kid, Rey Horus and Magno in addition to Crazy Chickens, Dr. Maldad, and Chupacabras, among others. Also, bringing the VaVOOM is aerialist Veronica Yune, L.A. Roller Girls, Hula Hoop master, Marawa The Amazing and much, much more!
Photo credit: Timothy Norris
About Lucha VaVOOM:
Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, LUCHA VaVOOM–the acclaimed and mind-blowing Mexican masked wrestling/burlesque/comedy ensemble 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. Arguably more rock than rock and more punk than punk, LUCHAVaVOOM 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 (7/09/06).”
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, pogo-stick peelers and 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. A sizzle reel featuring LUCHA VaVOOM highlights (high-octane Mexican-style lucha libre wrestling, traditional burlesque and blow-by-blow comedic commentary) can be viewed here: http://tinyurl.com/nswes3x. Click here for LUCHA VaVOOM‘s EPK.
“There’s no show that’s funnier, sillier or more entertaining than this one.”
—Eric Idle (Monty Python)
“…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…”
“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.COM, 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.COM, February 18, 2015
Tickets are available at ticketweb.com and these outlets:
Wacko, 4633 Hollywood Blvd – (323) 663-0122
BRAT, 1938 14th St, Santa Monica – (310) 452-2480
For more information on Lucha VaVOOM, visit:
Click here for past Lucha VaVOOM press releases and assets
For press inquiries, contact MSO PR:
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