Virtual QUEERANTINE show goes live on tour with musicians Kisos and Cory Stewart
In 2020, Queer musicians Kisos and Cory Stewart founded QUEERANTINE: a unique, livestream music video showcase and community hub to uplift 2SLGBTQIA+ artists during the pandemic. Now, they have announced The QUEERANTINE Tour, a series of live in-person shows will take place across North America throughout 2022 and 2023.
This Fall, Kisos and Stewart are converting the digital showcase into a multi-city series of in-person live shows. Kicking off September 8, 2022 from NYC’s landmark music venue, The Bitter End, the all 2SLGBTQIA+ tour will then head down the east coast hitting Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, VA; Atlanta, GA: Chapel Hill, N.C. and more to be added.
QUEERANTINE’s blend of music discovery, real-time connections and fervor for social justice fundraising made the digital show the must-see event for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community during the height of the pandemic. Its impact garnered attention from media and brands alike including PAPER Magazine, The Advocate, and It Gets Better Project, while featuring over 400 music videos across 44+ weekly episodes.
“Before 2020 happened, we were well underway with planning a full North American Queer tour, but were forced to put all plans on hold” says Cory Stewart. “The pandemic robbed musicians of so many opportunities and connections, and now we’re ecstatic to take this platform IRL and help these artists get the recognition they deserve,” adds Kisos.
Tour dates are listed below:
*all dates feature Kisos and Cory Stewart
September 8, 2022 – The Bitter End, NYC, N.Y. (with Jo Lee, Peter Ngqibs, moistbreezy, Michael Love, Michael, Nikki Era, Bentley Robles)
September 9, 2022 – The Pocket, Washington, D.C. (with Bryce Bowyn and Synae)
September 11, 2022 – Milkboy, Philadelphia, PA (with Jasmyn Milan and The moon baby)
September 14, 2022 – The Camel, Richmond, VA (with TRAPCRY and Zach Benson)
September 17, 2022 – Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA (with Jona Vark and MONDAII)
September 18, 2022 – Local 506, Chapel Hill, N.C. (with William Nesmith and AZUL)
More dates will be added to the tour throughout the course of 2022 and 2023. For more information and additional dates, click here.
Kisos makes music to break your heart and heal your soul. His performances channel the emotions burning inside you as anger, flowing out of you as tears, that push you to fight for what you believe in, and that you pour into the ones you love. He’s a passionate community builder who’s been featured by Billboard & PAPER Magazine, and also a certified ding dong who refuses to stop saying ‘skwirt.’
Cory Stewart (AWAL/Kobalt) has been described as a synth-pop artist with “smooth voice” (Billboard, 2020) that creates “fearless, unapologetic and relentlessly catchy” music (Canadian Beats, 2018). Cory has been a supporting act for a number of legendary artists including Boy George and Crystal Waters. Stewart’s debut album ‘TOV’ was released in January 2021, hitting #9 on the iTunes Pop Charts and receiving overwhelming praise from critics.
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