Lucha VaVOOM Announces Valentine’s Show Pin Ups ‘N Pin Downs
Pin Ups ‘N Pin Downs
Where Mexican Wrestling, Burlesque, and Comedy Collide
Los Angeles’ Starcrawler Confirmed as Special Musical Guest
Two-Night Celebration at The Mayan Theater in Downtown Los Angeles
Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13
Tickets On Sale Now! LuchaVaVOOM.com.
“If Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez teamed up to start a wrestling promotion –
Lucha VaVoom is what you would get.”
Lucha VaVOOM—Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show, where Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide—returns to the City of Angels for their annual Valentine’s shows. Dubbed “Pin Ups ‘N Pin Downs,” the shows are Wednesday, February 12th and Thursday, February 13th at LVV’s home venue The Mayan Theater (1038 S Hill St.) in downtownLos Angeles. Tickets for this 21+ event are on sale now at LuchaVaVOOM.com.
LVV has been wowing audiences with their glam/slam extravaganzas for over 17 years — from L.A. to Tokyo, across the U.S. and all the way to Australia, people go crazy for this perfect combo of authentic masked Mexican wrestling matches interspersed with insane, high-octane burlesque performances, death defying aerial acts, live music, low riders, tequila, and comedy, adding up to an unforgettable night. Whether you’re looking to get romantic and have a great date night or wild out for Valentine’s day, LVV’s shows are the only place to be in Los Angeles.
The special musical guest for these shows is Los Angeles’ own Starcrawler, a band possessed by the spirit of its own hometown, every movement charged with a manic electricity. Since forming in 2015, vocalist Arrow de Wilde, guitarist/vocalist Henri Cash, bassist Tim Franco, and drummer Austin Smith have gone from bashing out classic-punk covers in the garage to winning the love of such legendary artists as Shirley Manson and Elton John. They’ve also opened for the likes of Beck, Foo Fighters, Spoon, and MC5, bringing their unhinged energy to an already-fabled live show—a spectacle that’s simultaneously lurid and glorious and elegant as ballet. The band recently dropped their sophomore full-length album Devour You (released 10/11 on Rough Trade Records), capturing the band’s dynamic with a whole new precision and revealing their rare ability to find a fragile beauty in even the greatest chaos. Click here to watch the video for lead single “Bet My Brains” and click here to watch the video for their second single “No More Pennies” off the new album.
The confirmed wrestling line-up for Lucha VaVOOM’s Valentine’s shows, featuring world-class, professional lucha libre-style matches, includes: LVV’s current champ El Bombero (WWE’s former Cruiserweight Champion as TJP), the LVV and U.S. debut of Microman (as seen on ESPN, CBS News, The Telegraph and El Espectador), two-time Reina de Reinas Champion Taya Valkrie, Katarina Leigh,Soberano Jr., the Crazy Chickens, Joey Ryan (the king of sleaze and master of the dick-move who is lined up to set hears a fluttering),Magno “The Man Mountain” Rudo, Mariacho Loco, Li’l Cholo, The Sexi Mexi’s, Pantera Lisa, and Willie Mack aka Chocolatay Caliente.
The confirmed line-up of burlesque dancers, aerialists, and comedians includes: internationally published retro, fetish, pinup, glamour and art nude model Miss Miranda (cast member at LA’s renowned TEASE, If You Please! and face of Secrets in Lace lingerie), who has a stunning number in store sure to blow the audience away, the LVV debut of world-renowned burlesque superstar, LGBTQ activist, Glambassador, and fashion designer Miss Tosh, burlesque queen Trixie Little (crowned Miss Exotic World 2015), stunning daredevil aerialist Veronica Yune, who will be swooping down from above and stealing hearts, the marvelous contortion-trained pole artist Brynn Route, and comedy hosts Blaine Capatch and Jeff Davis delivering insanely off-the-cuff commentary both nights.
Doors for this 21+ event open at 7:00 pm and the show goes from 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $40.00 for general admission tickets (includes mezzanine and balcony seating and standing unreserved) and $55.00 for ringside tickets (includes floor and stage seating and standing, seats not guaranteed). For tickets and more info, visit LuchaVaVOOM.com.
Click here to watch highlights from Lucha VaVOOM’s 2019 sold-out Valentines shows.
About Lucha VaVOOM:
For 15 years, Lucha VaVOOM has been delivering arguably the most electrifying shows on earth with a mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy. Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, Lucha VaVOOM—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. Lucha VaVOOM 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 (7/9/06).”
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, 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 (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. Click here to view a sizzle reel of Lucha VaVOOM highlights.
Tickets are available online at TicketWeb.com
or at these outlets:
Wacko (4633 Hollywood Blvd – (323) 663-0122)
BRAT (1938 14th St., Santa Monica – (310) 452-2480)