NEWS : MON, DEC 13, 2021 at 7:00 AM
The unheard rumors are true! Sub Pop Records has signed the irrepressible Dina Martina for the known universe! To further complicate this news, we’re releasing a limited edition Dina Martina Jigsaw Puzzle!
“A Sensation!” - New York Magazine
“Offbeat and inimitable!” - The New York Times
“Dina Martina goes way beyond drag into some new kind of twisted art.” - John Waters
“Dina Martina is hilarious like no one else I know!” - Graham Norton
“Performance art never looked so good!” - Whoopi Goldberg
Welcome to the world of Dina Martina, the tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur who has now signed with Sub Pop Records to release new material sometime in the near(ish) future! Today we’re celebrating this puzzling news by releasing a limited-edition jigsaw rendering of Dina’s face area (aka a puzzle).
Dina says of the announcement, “I cannot express how excited I am about this new endeavor with Sub Pop Records & Tapes. And the PUZZLE! Talk about WOW! For me, this puzzle represents so many things - which, again, I cannot express. This puzzle reminds me of my life: in pieces. But unlike life, all of the puzzle pieces are there. Thnak you.”
The Seattle-based Dina Martina has been in our orbit for some time, having originally released material through Sub Pop-affiliated Up Records, and making us laugh with her various holiday shows over the years. We’re longtime fans and thrilled to release her music (and novelty items). Please give us a warm hand in welcoming her to the label!
Dina Martina debuted at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art in 1989, instantly gleaning reviews that dubbed her “magically warped,” “hilariously unfortunate” and “utter genius.” Since then, she’s packed venues in New York, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, and San Francisco and shared bills with a wide array of acts such as Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, and Nina Hagen.
Absolutely packed with ludicrous songs, horrifying stories and overburdened costumes, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to adequately describe, other than that they’ve become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy. Dina Martina has been hailed as “divinely funny” (Time Out London), “painfully funny and demented” (Seattle Times) and “the most original drag performer working in America today” (Village Voice). What a Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget.
Dina Martina’s shows in the U.S. and abroad have wowed the likes of John Waters, Bette Midler, Graham Norton, Kim Gordon, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Stone, Jennifer Coolidge, and many others. Martina has received The Stranger’s Genius Award for Theater, three Seattle Times Footlight Awards, as well as nominations for the Alpert Award in Theater, a SPIT Award for Best Solo Show, and two GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Theater. She did not win those.
Tue. Dec. 14 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Wed. Dec. 15 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Thu. Dec. 16 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Fri. Dec 17 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Sat. Dec. 18 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Mon. Dec. 20 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Tue. Dec. 21 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Wed. Dec. 22 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Thu. Dec. 23 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Tue. Dec. 28 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Wed. Dec. 29 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Thu. Dec. 30 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
All Dates: The Dina Martina Christmas Show
Fri. Dec. 10 - Mon. Dec. 31 - Dina’s Christmas Special That So Many Missed in 2020 - Encore Presentation
Tue. Jan. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Oasis
Wed. Jan. 12 - San Francisco, CA - Oasis
Thu. Jan. 13 - San Francisco, CA - Oasis
Sat. Jan. 22 - Stowe, VT - Winter Rendezvous (Festival Appearance)
Fri. Jan. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Sat. Jan. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Sun. Jan. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Mon. Jan. 31 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Tue. Feb. 01 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Wed. Feb. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Thu. Feb. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Fri. Feb. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Sat. Feb. 05 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Sun. Feb. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Sat. Feb. 12 - San Diego, CA - Martini’s
Fri. Mar. 11 - New York, NY - Sony Hall
Thu. Apr. 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Muse Event Center
All shows Chariots of Failure, unless noted.
For updated ticketing information on all Dina Martina shows, please visit dinamartina.com.