Press Release: Queen Extravaganza Announce New UK Tour - On Sale Now!
May 9, 2014 - Following the resounding success of the recent North American and European tours, The Queen Extravaganza will return to the UK for select performance dates in September 2014. Tickets are now ON SALE.
The Queen Extravaganza is a spectacular touring concert show designed to take the glorious music and live experience of legendary rock band Queen and bring it to generations of fans as performed by new musical talent. Two of Queen’s original band mates and songwriters— iconic drummer Roger Taylor and legendary guitarist Brian May—are the masterminds behind The Queen Extravaganza.
Taylor hand-picked the band members from almost 1,000 entries through a unique online talent search with video submissions generating more than 10 million views around the globe. The late Mark Fisher created the staging and production elements, which are enhanced by rare footage from Queen’s extensive archives and newly-created imagery. The band made their debut performing on the popular TV show American Idol in 2012.
“The Queen Extravaganza is a new show specially designed to enable new fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen in a heart-stopping event,” says Roger Taylor. “It’s very spectacular, it’s very visual, there are going to be some shocks and some tremendous surprises. It will be a rock celebration in the Royal tradition.”
The 90-minute show features more than 20 Queen classics drawn from the band’s biggest hits: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” “A Kind of Magic,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Somebody to Love,” and “Killer Queen” as well as other fan favorites.
The Queen Extravaganza band is: vocalist Marc Martel; guitarist Nick Radcliffe; bassist Francois-Olivier Doyon; drummer Tyler Warren; and keyboardist and musical director Brandon Ethridge.
2014 UK TOUR DATES
September 5 Reading The Hexagon - Tickets
September 6 Leamington Spa The Assembly - Tickets
September 8 Cardiff St David’s Hall - Tickets
September 9 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre - Tickets
September 11 Bristol 02 Academy - Tickets
September 12 Nottingham Rock City - Tickets
September 13 London 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire - Tickets
September 15 Cambridge Corn Exhange - Tickets
September 16 Leeds 02 Academy - Tickets
September 18 Glasgow 02 ABC - Tickets
September 19 Newcastle City Hall - Tickets
September 20 Salisbury City Hall - Tickets
September 22 Cheltenham Town Hall - Tickets
September 23 Worthing Pavilion Theatre - Tickets
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Full European Tour Dates can be found here.