Kizzie Frank - Art & Entertainment Editor
Successful performer, actor, director, and writer, Todrick Hall, once dragged through the mud in recent years for performing in Taylor Swift's alleged Formation knock-off, continues to prevail and shake the haters off through his art. So much so that Todrick is kicking off his world tour, titled: Forbidden March 29th in Ventura, CA.
The tour appears to be heavily based in the United States, however, he will be showing love overseas just under a month on the last leg of the tour. Tickets are on sale right now on TodrickHall.com. The website doesn't appear to be updated, but you can pop over to Twitter to see his recent tweets and get directed to tickets from there as well. You can pre-order the album on Itunes, due to arrive March 27th.
We are just days before the first tour date (March 29th Ventura, CA), and Todrick released a music video for "Dem Beatz" in collaboration with RuPaul right in time for the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Coincidence? Probably not. RuPaul appears a DJ who is literally on fire as he ad-libs behind Todrick, who appears in full drag, platinum ponytail, padding, and blue glittered lip: a unicorn in all its glory. (Fun fact: "Dem Beatz" - is #17 on ITunes)
The trailer for Forbidden shows, however, the tour/album will be about much more than just the queens, but heavy in social commentary. Todrick has never turned his other cheek to injustice as it reflects in his work. He has stood up for the LGTBQ and black community heavily. When the police brutality narrative began around Trayvon Martin, Todrick teamed up with Jordan Sparx in "Water Guns". One of the songs from Forbidden also inculdes the song, Ordinary Day, which holds a deeper meaning in a society with taking on role reversals in minority groups. If you're not sold on Todrick, you can view some of his past works on YouTube. Once again, the album Forbidden is currently available for pre-sale on iTunes. You can also watch the making of Forbidden here.