Press Release: Queen Extravaganza Announces May 10 Tour Stop at O2 Academy Bournemouth
THE OFFICIAL QUEEN TRIBUTE SHOW PRODUCED BY QUEEN DRUMMER ROGER TAYLOR CELEBRATES THE BAND’S GLORIOUS MUSIC & LIVE EXPERIENCE
18 March 2014 - Following the resounding success of the recent North American and UK tours and prior to the Summer 2014 European tour, The Queen Extravaganza has announced a one-off UK date at O2 Academy Bournemouth on Saturday, May 10 at 7pm-11pm. Tickets are available at www.ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000 (24hr) priced at £20.00 (adv) and on general sale Friday 21st March 2014.
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. 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.
“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 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.”
Taylor hand-picked the band members from thousands of entries through a unique online talent search with video submissions generating more than 10 million views from around the globe. The late Mark Fisher created the staging and production elements, which are enhanced by rare video footage from Queen’s extensive archives and newly-created imagery.
The Queen Extravaganza band first performed on American Idol in 2012. The band is: vocalist Marc Martel; guitarist Nick Radcliffe; drummer Tyler Warren; bassist Francois-Olivier Doyon; and keyboardist and musical director Brandon Ethridge.
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 production will be enhanced visually with rare video footage from Queen’s extensive archives and also newly-created imagery.
***Ticket / Venue Details***
O2 Academy Bournemouth, 570 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4BH
Box Office 0844 477 2000 or ticketweb.co.uk
O2 Priority Pre-Sale from Wednesday 19th March 2014 and general sale Friday 21st March 2014