What is billed as the “world’s most dangerous show” comes Nov. 24 to the Avalanche Bar & Grill.
The Tattooed Royalty known as Show Devils will bring you a menagerie of human marvels, strange stunts and novel talents.
This Grand Poobah of Stunt Shows unrolls the 1920s glory of vaudeville with an intense mix of traditional routines, modern performances and strange music.
Their presentation includes the beautiful Serana Rose the Electric Girl, Neon Swallowing, Glass Eating, the Tattooed Puzzle Man from the X-Files, The Enigma, the Hot and Sexy Fire Eater, Knife Throwing, Running Chainsaws while Blindfolded, Spikes Hammered into the Head, beatings with blades, pin-filled Puncushions, and much, much, more — all done to music that’ll make you quiver!
You’d have witnessed them as a group and/or individually on the largest rock festival tours in the U.S., Europe, Australia, etc., the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (two years), Lollapalooza tour (with Ministry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc.), Van’s Warped Tour, Nine Inch Nails (with Marilyn Manson), Melbourne Fringe Festival, Roskilde, Pink Pop, Ghent Festival, to name a few.
You might have also seen them on TV shows like the X-Files, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, Guinness Book of World Records, Fox News Channel, CNN, and Animated on South Park, to say the least.
The Show Devils will put you in a dream-like surrealist world perceived as timeless, always offering a vast cornucopia of things to see, savour and remember.
They take the dreams from P. T. Barnum, and their artistic vision is heavily influenced by a smorgasbord of artists and inspirations such as Rob Zombie, Bauhaus, Gwar, Gogol Bordelo, Tom Waits, Rocky Horror Picture Show, the HBO series Carnivale, Screaming J. Hawkins, haunted houses and amusement parks and Vaudeville. Also touring with the Show Devils will be Heather Ireland from Amazing Pole Stunts.
Doors open at 9 p.m., and the cover charge is $12 at the door. For more, check out www.avalanchebar.ca.
— Avalanche Bar & Grill