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
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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).
Featured Albums w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 NEWMAN Ignition (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 BLACK SWAN Shake The World (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 CORMAC O CAOIMH Swim Crawl Walk Run (indie)
Power Plays w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
SHAKRA Turn The Light On (AFM Records)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Transmissions (Nuclear Blast)
RYDERS CREED Lost Soul (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
FRAMING HANLEY Puzzle Pieces (Thermal Entertainment LLC)
ROBERT HART Mysterious (Escape Music)
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