Its been a long journey to the stage, but the time is nearly here for the official Queen Tribute show The Queen Extravaganza. This live touring show "produced by original Queen drummer Roger Taylor and officially backed by Queen Productions Ltd." will celebrate and pay tribute to the glorious music and live experience of Queen. The Queen Extravaganza will hit the road from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada starting in May 2012, with tickets on sale now.
Matching the design and excitement of Queens legendary live shows, The Queen Extravaganza will be overseen by stage designer Mark Fisher (U2, AC/DC, Muse, The Rolling Stones, Cirque de Soleil) and lighting designer Rob Sinclair (Adele, Vampire Weekend, Goldfrapp, Peter Gabriel). The band is made up of musicians personally selected by Roger Taylor after competing in a unique online talent search, in which contestants were voted on by the public throughout a live audition process that concluded in a final performance in L.A. on December 5th, 2011.
The official line-up of The Queen Extravaganza band is comprised of vocalists Marc Martel, Jennifer Espinoza, Yvan Pedneault and Jeff Scott Soto; bassist Francois Olivier Doyon; guitarists Brian Gresh and Tristan Avakian; drummer Tyler Warren; and keyboardist & musical director Brandon Ethridge.