Following the resounding success of the recent North American tours and a pending tour of Europe, The Queen Extravaganza will rock 14 cities across the UK in September 2014. Tickets are on-sale now.
The Queen Extravaganza is a spectacular touring concert show designed to take the glorious music and live experience of legendary rock band Queen andbring 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 brand new show specially designed to enable new fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen in aheart-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 arock celebration in the Royal tradition."
Taylor personally has taken on the role of producer with long time Queen Keyboardist Spike Edney as global music director. Together Taylor and Edneyhave created the ultimate Queen concert experience in an electrifying road show, which celebrates the band's music and legacy as performed by a new generation of musical talent.
The Queen Extravaganza band includes musicians selected by Taylor in a unique online talent search that culminated with the group's performance on American Idol in 2012. The band is: vocalist Marc Martel; guitarist Nick Radcliffe; drummer Tyler Warren; bassist Francois-Oliver Doyon; and keyboardist and musical director Brandon Ethridge. "This band is now so frighteningly good, I would hate to have to follow them on stage," explains 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 toLove," and "Killer Queen" as well as other fan favourites. The production will be enhanced visually with rare video footage from Queen's extensivearchives and also newly-created imagery.
TICKETS FOR THE QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA UK TOUR ARE NOW ON SALE
5 September - Reading Hexagon
6 September - Leamington Spa
8 September - Cardiff
9 September - Tunbridge Wells
11 September - Bristol
12 September - Nottingham
13 September - London
15 September - Cambridge
16 September - Leeds
18 September - Glasgow
19 September - Newcastle
20 September - Salisbury
22 September - Cheltenham
23 September - Wolverhampton