VH1 Classic Radio / Extravaganza Reports
Earlier this week, Queen drummer Roger Taylor announced plans for a Queen Extravaganza tour next year. During the concerts, rare footage of the group will be shown and a tribute band will take the stage and play Queen’s hits and lesser known tracks. As for who will be in that tribute band – there is currently a contest going on where musicians can upload material and the best ones will be chosen to be in the group. Roger told us if he’s nervous about the challenge of finding rockers for the band.
“It is difficult but today I got a call and they said, ‘Wow, check this guy out!’ And there’s this guy on there singing just like Freddie, just fantastic pitch. And it’s a sight that really gave me a lift. I thought, ‘Wow, this really might work!’”
Check out some of the submissions so far at QueenExtravaganza.com.
News Round Up
- Pollstar - Join The Queen Extravaganza
- Gibson - Roger Taylor Auditioning Talent for Queen Tribute Band
- Gigwise - Queen Enlist Fans To Help Assemble Tribute Band For 2012 Tour
- Musicradar.com - Queen to launch official tribute band
- BBC News Entertainment - Roger Taylor recruits Queen tribute band
- RockAAA.com - Roger Taylor starts the search for talented musicians and vocalists to undertake US tour in celebration of Queen’s 40th Anniversary
- Music Rooms - Queen drummer is producing the 2012 tribute show and is looking to recruit a five piece band for the job.