Just in time for the holidays, dirty-mouthed Canadian Peaches is set to bring her one-woman show, ‘Peaches Christ Superstar,’ to North America in December. The event involves Peaches interpreting the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Sir Tim Rice musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ with her assuming the roles of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the disciples.
“When I was 16, I often sang the whole musical to myself all alone in my room,” Peaches said earlier this year. “It tells an entire story without spoken text, only with vocals, in the style of a rock opera. I’m a performer, my concerts are extravagant and play with exaggerations. This project allows me to do without all this. I wanted to confront this task totally exposed, because it is a possibility. It’s a question of stamina.” Peaches added, “Performing ‘Peaches Christ Superstar’ is the most intense and powerful stage experience I have ever had.”
For those familiar with Peaches’ career, a show like this shouldn’t come to any surprise. This is from the woman whose albums are called ‘Impeach My Bush’ and ‘Fatherf—er.’ Earlier this year, as ‘Peaches Christ Superstar’ was getting ready to debut in Germany, the production was initially halted, but resumed after a wave of negative press.
That said, Peaches herself has been busy in other realms this summer. She launched Peaches TV, released a single called ‘Jonny’ in tribute to Suicide’s Alan Vega and recently made a guest on pop sensation Christina Aguilera’s fourth album, ‘Bionic.’ Superstar level stuff, clearly.
Here are tour dates for ‘Peaches Christ Superstar’:
Dec.10 — Boston — Institute of Contemporary Art
Dec 11 — New York — The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 14 — Chicago — Portage Theater
Dec.17 — Los Angeles — Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 18 — San Francisco — Herbst Theatre
Dec. 21 — Toronto — Queen Elizabeth Theatre