Following the resounding success of its North American tour and an outstanding reaction to the announcement of the first ever UK tour,The Queen Extravaganza has added five new shows across the UK to include dates in Reading, Worthing, Bath, Manchester andBristol (full tour dates below)
The official Queen tribute show, put together by Roger Taylor and Brian May, 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.
Taylor himself hand picked the band members (vocalists Marc Martel and Jennifer Espinoza; guitarist Brian Gresh; drummer Tyler Warren; bassist Francois-Olivier Doyon; and keyboardist and musical director Brandon Ethridge) from thousands of auditionees during a unique online talent search with video submissions generating more than 10 million views from around the globe.
Taylor says: "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 a heart-stopping event. It's very spectacular, and I think people will be truly shocked and amazed at the level of vocal and instrumental performance from these brilliant musicians! When Marc Martel sings it sounds as if Freddie has entered the room."
Marc Martel of the band said: "We have been overwhelmed by the fan response to our first ever UK tour and so excited that more dates have been added - we can't wait to meet our UK fans!"
The 90-minute show, which kicks off in Southampton on 25th October and tours the UK for a massive 15 dates across the country, features Queen's classic hits and some surprises for the true fans.
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. The production will be enhanced with rare video footage from Queen's extensive archives and newly-created imagery.
Giving fans the unique opportunity to experience the thrill of Queen's live show with outstanding musicianship, stunning visuals and a spine tingling vocal performance from the awesome talent of Marc Martel, this debut UK tour from The Queen Extravaganza is set to deliver one of the best musical experiences of the year.
UK TOUR DATES **NEW DATES ADDED**
25 Southampton The Brook
27 Birmingham O2 Academy
28 Oxford O2 Academy
29 Bournemouth O2 Academy
30 Liverpool O2 Academy
1 Sheffield O2 Academy
2 Leicester O2 Academy
3 Newcastle O2 Academy
4 Glasgow O2 ABC
6 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
7 Reading Sub 89
8 Worthing Assembly Hall
10 Bath Komedia
11 Manchester Gorilla
12 Bristol Fleece
All tickets priced 19.50 plus booking fee