The hugely popular live band performance, returns to rock North America with the ‘Queen Extravaganza Tour’ in September- October 2018.
Back by popular demand, ‘Queen Extravaganza’ was one of last year’s fastest selling UK theatre tours. Queen fans will be thrilled to learn that there will be a chance to hear all theirfavourite Queen songs performed live, when the official tribute band created by Roger Taylor and Brian May, hits North America for a series of shows this year. They will celebrate the UK’s biggest selling album of all time ‘Queen Greatest Hits’ released in 1981 which sold over 6.1 million copies in Britain alone.
‘Queen Extravaganza’ – described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as ‘A rock celebration in the Royal tradition’ and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen – will play 30 shows across North America and Canada from September 2018 opening in Sacramento September 6 and ending on 21st October in Surrey, BC. The band then heads straight to the UK to play 17 performances across the UK and Ireland.
‘QuEx’ as they are known by their avid fans,have already played over 160 dates across the world and made appearances on TV shows such as American Idol where the performance was seen by over 20 million people.
‘Queen Extravaganza’ Tour 2018 promises to deliver all the greatest hits any Queen fan could want to hear – “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions’, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, ‘Killer Queen’ , ‘Somebody to Love’, ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’, ‘Bicycle Race’, ‘You’re My Best Friend’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Now I’m Here’, ‘Play The Game’, ‘Seven Seas of Rhye’, ‘Body Language’, ‘Save Me’, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’,‘Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy’, ‘I Want to Break Free’, ‘Radio GaGa’, ‘Under Pressure’…all will be presented 100% live by some of today’s finest musicians hand picked by Roger Taylor and Brian May themselves.
The show is produced by Roger Taylor and designed bylong time Queen creative team, Ric Lipson from Stufish Entertainment Architects, and Lighting Designer Rob Sinclair.
BAND LINE UP FOR NORTH AMERICA
The bandare hand picked by Brian and Roger, from their international pool of top classmusicians. Alirio Netto will be joining the line up this year as lead singer.
Brazilian born singer Alirio Netto is one of the mostrecognised rock voices in Brazil. Whether it be on stage or in the studio, his powerful voice and amazing range impressed Roger and Brian when he starred as Galilleo in the Brazilian production of We Will Rock You in 2016.
As well as his stage career, Alirio has achieved success as a signed artist with albums released worldwide and performances on numerous shows and festivals including the world famous Rock In Rio, Brazil.
He is an award-winning singer, having won Brazil’s Best Musical Actor Award for his role in Jesus Chris Superstar as JudasEscariot. He also provided the Brazilian voice of Lefu for the feature film Beauty and the Beast in 2017.Roger Taylor comments “Alirio is not only a superlative singer, he is also a great showman who will deliver our songs with tremendous flair”