It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ms.Vera Ross, mother of New Orleans own Queen Diva Big Freedia. As many know, Ms. Vera courageously battled spinal and lung cancer with grace and humility. Yesterday, April 1st, Ms. Vera departed this life and leaves behind her sons Freedia and Adam, her daughter Crystal and granddaughter CeCe. Through Freedia, Vera shall remain in the hearts and minds of family, friends and fans who have gotten to know her through her special bond with her son. “My mother was my rock and my inspiration,” says Big Freedia, “She will be deeply missed.” Due to the untimely nature of this event, Big Freedia’s public appearances and performances have been put on hold indefinitely. Big Freedia would like to apologize to the fans in Portland, Oregon who attended last nights cancelled show at Mississippi Studios. A new date will be scheduled in the Portland area soon. With deepest sympathy, Team Freedia
Checking out SXSW this year? Join the Queen Diva as she shows Austin, TX how to bounce!!! Check Big Freedia’s schedule below for performance dates and times and be sure to tag your photos: #bigfreedia #queendiva #sxsw. We’ll also be filming Season 2 of “Big Freedia Queen of Bounce” on FUSE Network, so get ready. Gurl down!!
Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, announced today that after a booty shaking breakout first season, the network’s number one original series of all time, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce has been renewed for season two. The new season of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce is set to premiere in June 2014 and will consist of eight new half-hour episodes. The docu-series is currently in production.
Big Freedia will be performing at the True Colors Fund’s 3rd annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays benefit concert on Saturday, December 7 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC! Get your tickets at http://ow.ly/pTaew