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Press Release: New Album 'Fun On Earth' & 'The Lot' Collection Released in October

ROGER TAYLOR - NEW ALBUM ‘FUN ON EARTH’ AND COMPLETE BACK CATALOGUE ‘THE LOT’ DUE FOR RELEASE IN OCTOBER 

A MUST HAVE FOR ALL ROCK’N’ROLL FANS, ‘THE LOT’ IS A SPECIAL BOX SET SPANNING THE CAREER OF ONE OF BRITAIN’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ROCK STARS EVER 

Roger Taylor, legendary rock icon and full-throttle drumming powerhouse, has confirmed the release of his fifth studio album ‘Fun On Earth’ in October alongside ‘The Lot’, the complete collection of his rich back catalogue of work spanning his solo career and material from The Cross, in stunning limited collectors editions and digital formats.

‘Fun on Earth’ is one of Taylor’s most exciting and accomplished pieces of work to date.  Recorded at Priory Studios, Surrey, the 13 track album is a triumphant display of superior musicianship showcasing Taylor at his vocal best.  ‘Say It’s Not True’ sees Taylor team up with Jeff Beck for the contemporary Queen favourite while the smooth refrains and heartfelt lyrics of ‘Woman You’re So Beautiful’ and ‘Be With You‘ come together with the powerful, reckless spirit of opening track ‘One Night Stand‘ and ‘I Am The Drummer (In A Rock n’ Roll Band)’ on what is an exhilarating, tour de force of rock music. 

In an interview with Classic Rock Taylor says of the new album: "My first solo effort (in 1981) was called Fun in Space. Ive called this one Fun On Earth.  I've come down to earth a bit, but there's still a bit of fun in there - some smiley tracks.  It's been written over a five year period, so it's very eclectic.  Some gentle stuff, some rockier stuff, and some fairly political stuff."

With a juggernaut career spanning six decades, Taylor was the beating heart of Queen penning landmark hits ‘Radio Ga Ga’, ‘A Kind of Magic’ and ‘Days of Our Lives’ while enjoying success across the globe with accomplished solo material which reached the heights of the UK charts.  A true rock icon, ‘Fun on Earth’ proves that Taylor is still performing at the top of his game and with a body of work behind him that speaks for itself, ‘The Lot’ is a must-have collectors item for any discerning music lover.  

Taylor has also been working with The Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band, who are coming to the UK for the first time this October.  Having achieved resounding success in North America, the spectacular touring concert has already had to add more dates to its debut UK tour due to phenomenal demand.  The show is designed to take the glorious music and live experience of Queen and bring it to a new generation of fans - full tour dates below.  

Full details of ‘Fun on Earth’ and ‘The Lot’ including release date and tracklisting will be announced in the coming weeks.  

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THE QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA - UK TOUR DATES  **NEW DATES ADDED** 

OCTOBER 

25 Southampton The Brook 

27 Birmingham O2 Academy

28 Oxford O2 Academy

29 Bournemouth O2 Academy

30 Liverpool O2 Academy

NOVEMBER

1 Sheffield O2 Academy

2 Leicester O2 Academy

3 Newcastle O2 Academy

4 Glasgow O2 ABC

6 London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

7 Reading Sub 89

8 Worthing Assembly Hall 

10 Bath Komedia

11 Manchester Gorilla

12 Bristol Fleece

All tickets priced £19.50 plus booking fee 

www.queenextravaganza.com

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Press Release: New Album 'Fun On Earth' & 'The Lot' Collection Released in October

Alarico

Ciao, could I know when I can order these items?

BM

Michael Scapp, what a total Dick.

DEREK MACFARLANE

In the end it's all brilliant...

WE'RE JUST A NATION OF HAIRCUTS...

WE DON'T BUILD SHIPS AND WE DON'T MAKE CARS...

WE JUST LOOK COOL HANGING OUT IN BARS...


PURE BRILLIANCE....

Jeff Rollo

Rogers solo stuff has been getting better with age IMO. Fun in Space was awesome, but so was Strange Frontier, Happiness? and Electric Fire. All had awesome tracks. Looking forward to this one. Would like to see Manipulator included though.

Sadly, as usual, I'll just assume we won't be seeing any live action though, as I have the privilege to live in Australia. The land that Queen forgot....

THE ROCK TZAR

Roger - please fill up a disc with rarities...especially the impossible to find Hillary Hillary ( How Come You're So Dumb ).Some live stuff and hard to find b-sides too.Your solo stuff has always been very different from Queen..and very entertaining.

Paulo

Great! I hope "The Lot" carries some of his rarities. I would love to hear on CD the extended versions of Strange Frontier and Man On Fire!

Alexis Kristyan Fletcher

Hopefully Roger T will play Cardiff like Electric Fire Tour 1998.

Alexis Kristyan Fletcher

Hopefully Roger T will play Cardiff like Electric Fire Tour 1998.

Leigh Burne

I've always wanted to get into Roger's solo stuff, but the scarcity of his albums has stopped me. This might be my chance!

Jolly Roger

Where is Rhiannon these days? I miss his input to discussions. Until we find out the dimensions of the box set I guess we won't know whether Roger will be able to SHOVE IT up his arse or not :D

Michael Scapp

::yawn:: Roger solo sux. He had one great album, Fun In Space, everything elese is garbage, getting worse and worse with each release. It won't sell at all. I suppose it was a bargaining chip for Universal Music to obtain Queen's back catalog.

per haden

A job well done, good for you Rog....

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