Drummer Roger Taylor has taken on the role of serving as producer and musical director for the Queen Extravaganza, an “Official Queen Tribute Show,” which will hit clubs and theaters across North America this summer.
“The Queen Extravaganza will not be like a traditional tribute show,” said Taylor. “It is a brand new show specially designed to enable these new fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen in a heart stopping event.”
The show will consist of nearly 40 Queen songs spread out over little more than two hours, with a 30-minute intermission. Five musicians and four vocalists, who were hired via an online audition search, will perform the material, which will include their many classics and some lesser-known early songs. Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman/TSO/Journey) has been announced as one of the vocalists and mentor to the other vocalists.
The visual presentation, which will include never-before-seen video footage of the actual band.
“It’s going to be very spectacular, it’s going to be very visual, there are going to be some shocks and some tremendous surprises,” continued Taylor. “It will be a rock celebration in the Royal tradition.”
The Queen Extravaganza 2012 Tour Dates
5/26 – Grand Theatre du Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
5/27 – St. Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5/29 – QE Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5/31 – Fox Theatre, Detroit, Mich.
6/1 – House of Blues, Chicago, Ill.
6/2 – The Brick, Minneapolis, Minn.
6/5 – The Pageant, St. Louis, Mo.
6/7 – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.
6/8 – 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
6/9 – Oakdale, Wallingford, Ct.
6/10 – Event Center, Bethlehem, Pa.
6/11 – House of Blues, Boston, Mass.
6/12 – Paramount Theatre, Huntington, N.Y.
6/15 – Louis Lykes Ferguson Hall, Tampa, Fla.
6/17 – The Plaza Live, Orlando, Fla.
6/19 – Grand Prarie, Dallas, Texas
6/20 – House of Blues, Houston, Texas
6/23 – House of Blues, Las Vegas, Nev.
6/24 – Humphrey’s, San Diego, Calif.
6/25 – Club Nokia, Los Angeles, Calif.
6/26 – Regency, San Francisco, Calif.
6/28 – Showbox, Seattle, Wash.
6/30 – Orpheum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
7/2 – Jack Singer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
7/3 – Jubilee, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
In his show broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 10 May David Randall played a further selection of artists and albums included in the new Features series, “2020 Vision”.
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Featured Albums w/c 25 May (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 FM Synchronized (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 THE ROCKET DOLLS The Art Of Disconnect (indie)
14:00-16:00 BEN KUNDER Searching For The Stranger (indie)
Power Plays w/c 11 May (Mon-Fri)
THE MERCY KILLS Alone (Golden Robot Records)
DEAD REYNOLDS By Your Side (indie)
THE JAILBIRDS Watery Grave (Golden Robot Records)
ALI MASS & MICKY MOODY These Times (Last Man Music)
MASSIVE WAGONS Bangin In Your Stereo (Earache)
UDO We Are One (AFM Records)
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