The Prince of Christmas 2023 Holiday Tour Kicks Off on November 13th
The Prince of Christmas, Matt Rogers, is making spirits bright with the release of his yuletide dance-pop album, HAVE YOU HEARD OF CHRISTMAS? The 12-track pop pastiche boasts a bounty of holiday mainstay tracks including collabs with Rogers’ bestie and Las Culturistas podcast co-host, actor-comedian Bowen Yang, who makes a cameo on “RockaFellaCenta”, and Katie Gavin of the indie-pop band MUNA — a notable addition tohis recent single and coinciding video “Everything You Want.”
The holiday blitz doesn’t stop there with “Immah Have Your Back (This Christmas)” — an instant Christmas classic, featuring the multi-talentedLeland (RuPaul’s Drag Race resident songwriter and producer as well as the mastermind behind hits by Troye Sivan, Selena Gomez, and Allie X) and GLAAD-nominated singer-songwriter VINCINT. It’s fierce, it’s fabulous, and festive.
Spreading just as much cheer are the solo tracks such as the seasonal uptempo club banger “Also It’s Christmas,” tongue-in-cheek “Lube for the Sleigh,” hard-hitting trap beat “RUM PUM PUM,” and the power ballad title track “Have You Heard of Christmas?” The video for the latter debuted on Outearlier this week and it’s another irresistible helping of holiday cheer. Rogers celebrated the arrival of the album with appearances on The Kelly Clarkson Show view HERE, and Late Night with Seth Meyers on November 6.
The full scope of Rogers’ talent and showmanship will be on full display when he kicks off his Prince of Christmas tour later this month. He recently announced a six-night residency at the Soho Theater in London starting November 13, and will kick off his tour on December 1 at Philadelphia’s Miller Theater. The headlining run will take him across Canada and North America wrapping up with shows at The Ace in Los Angeles and The Town Hall in New York City. See the itinerary below and buy tickets HERE.
HAVE YOU HEARD OF CHRISTMAS? was hailed as one of the best comedy specials of 2022. VULTURE said, “It is buoyant and shiny and memorable, and by making it a musical special, Rogers captures that ineffable thing about the holiday that’s so captivating and inane and hard to hit.” The New York Times observed, “In this booming alt-comedy genre, Matt Rogers’ new Showtime special, Have You Heard of Christmas? – which straddles lines between holiday album spoof and dead serious homage, ironic schmaltz and genuine emotion – stands out for its commitment to sultry-to-the-point-of-silly songs.”
Named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Rogers won praise for his standout performance in the revolutionary queer romantic comedy, FIRE ISLAND, opposite Bowen Yang and Joel Kim Booster. The groundbreaking film earned the Ensemble Tribute at the 2022 Gotham Awards and several award nominations including the 2023 PGA Awards, 2023 Emmy Awards, and the 2023 GLAAD Media Awards.
That same year, he was heralded for his scene-stealing performance in the Showtime comedy series, I LOVE THAT FOR YOU, created by Vanessa Bayer and Jeremy Beiler. Rogers is also the host of the widely popular podcast LAS CULTURISTAS alongside Yang, which recently won ‘Podcast of the Year’ at the 2023 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards. The duo hosted their second annual Culture Awards at the Lincoln Center in New York in front of a live audience spanning over 3,000 people – with guest appearances that included Cate Blanchett, Ariana Grande, and Andy Cohen.
With the arrival of HAVE YOU HEARD OF CHRISTMAS?, Rogers proves that he’s an artist for all seasons — but a seasonally ubiquitous Prince of Christmas nonetheless.
Track Listing – Have You Heard Of Christmas?
1. Also It’s Christmas
2. Lube For The Sleigh
3. Have You Heard of Christmas?
4. Hottest Female Up In Whoville
5. Every Christmas Eve (Mrs. Claus’s Theme)
6. RockaFellaCenta (feat. Bowen Yang)
7. Everything You Want (feat. MUNA)
8. RUM PUM PUM
9. Immah Have Your Back (This Christmas) (feat. LELAND and VINCINT)
10. God’s Up To His Tricks!
11. Rain On Christmas
12. I Don’t Need It To Be Christmas At All
Matt Rogers – 2023 Tour
11/13-11/18 – London, UK – Soho Theatre
12/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Miller Theater
12/3 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur
12/8 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
12/9 – Austin, TX – The Paramount
12/12 – Denver, CO – Gates Concert Hall
12/13 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
12/15 – Chicago, IL – The Vic
12/16 – Saint Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theater
12/19 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
12/20 – San Francisco, CA – Castro Theatre
12/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Ace
12/23 – New York, NY – The Town Hall