Big Freedia @ Brooklyn Bowl in January (more by Erik Erikson)

Big Freedia, the Queen Diva, the Night Creepa has just announced that she'll be returning to Chicago's Empty Bottle on April 13 (Friday the 13) as part of her spring North American tour. Kicking off in just a few days in San Francisco, this set of dates leaves a bunch of space for SXSW shows (though nothing has been announced) and speaking of Austin, she'll be performing at Chaos in Tejas in May. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale tomorrow (February 24), at 10AM CST.

Freedia recently visited NYC, playing a last-minute 2AM show at the Brooklyn Bowl. Right around the same time a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live session aired, which taught viewers across America how to shake it (footage below)!

All 2012 tour dates and Kimmel videos, below..

Big Freedia - "Excuse" on Kimmel

02/25/12 The Public Works - San Francisco, CA
03/03/12 The Snow Ball Music Experience - Avon, CO
03/08/12 The Union - Athens, OH
03/09/12 The Bishop - Bloomington, IN
03/10/12 The Works - Detroit, MI
03/13/12 The Korova - San Antonio, TX
03/17/12 Rock N Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
03/18/12 Mardi Gras World - New Orleans, LA
04/06/12 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
04/09/12 Golden West Cafe - Baltimore, MD
04/13/12 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
05/18/12 Bamboozle
05/20/12 The Hangout - Gulf Shores, AL
05/31/12 Chaos in Tejas - Austin, TX
06/08/12 Bonnaroo Music Festival - Manchester, TN
06/21/12 Soundpony - Tulsa, OK
06/30/12 Electric Forest Festival - Rothbury, MI

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