THE QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
“A rock celebration in the Royal tradition”
The Queen Extravaganza, produced by Roger Taylor with fellow Queen band member Brian May, is specially designed to enable new fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen. The band has already played nearly 200 dates across the world and made appearances on TV on shows, including American Idol where their performance was seen by over 20 million people.
“It’s our own official tribute band”, says Roger Taylor.
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.
“These guys are incredible gifted musicians in their own right and certainly aren’t just dressing up in costumes and pretending to be Queen. They actually play the music better than we ever did. Or, maybe ‘better’ isn’t the right word. But they play a more perfect version, with a more polished sound, whereas we always used to go off and play around with the music when we were in concert.”
“We like to think of it as a rock celebration in the Royal traditon.”
“I’m incredibly proud of these guys and it’s going to be a nostalgic and stunning night out for anyone who goes along.” says Taylor. Capturing the fabled design and excitement of Queen’s legendary live performances, the late, great Mark Fisher created the staging and production elements for The Queen Extravaganza.
In 2015 and 2016 the Queen Extravaganza played two SOLD OUT UK tours celebra^ng the 40th anniversary of Queen’s iconic album, ‘A Night At The Opera’, long viewed as one of the greatest rock albums of all time, which produced such classic tracks as, ‘You’re My Best Friend’, “Love of My Life”, Taylor’s own “I’m In Love With My Car”, as well as the band’s legendary “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
The tour culminated with a headlining sold out show at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo in London, a venue once played by Queen themselves in the 1970s. That show was recorded and released in November 2016 as incendiary live album ‘A Night At The Apollo: Hammersmith Live 2016’.