The Queen Extravaganza Comes to the Hershey Theatre, 10/26
The Queen Extravaganza will stop at Hershey Theatre on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for this show are $32.75, $42.75, $52.75 and $77.75 (includes meet and greet and photo). Processing fees apply to all prices. Tickets are available at Hershey Theatre Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3405 or online at www.HersheyTheatre.com or www.TicketMaster.com.
Behind the show are Queen’s legendary guitarist Brian May and iconic drummer Roger Taylor. Taylor’s idea was to the create the ultimate Queen concert experience in an electrifying road show that celebrates the band’s music and legacy performed by some of the best new music talent out there today. Taylor personally takes the role of producer and music director.
The Queen Extravaganza (QE) touring band - four vocalists and five musicians - were hired after an intensive 12 week online audition search. The buzz surrounding the public auditions sparked worldwide interest with video submissions generating more than 10 million views. Television host Ellen Degeneres was so impressed with the level of talent, that she invited one hopeful to perform his audition on her show. That contestant, Nashville's Marc Martel, secured himself a place in the final band. The rest of The QE band includes vocalists and QE contestant Jennifer Espinoza along with addition vocalists 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.
The QE band will perform close on 40 true Queen classics drawn from a list of the band’s biggest all-time chart hits – “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” “A Kind of Magic,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Somebody to Love,” “Killer Queen”. In addition they will highlight some of the band’s finest heavy-duty rock based anthems which have long been at the core of their live performances. Audiences can also expect a healthy dose of early period Queen with songs such as “I’m In Love With My Car,” “Tie Your Mother Down,” “Seven Seas of Rye,” and “In the Lap Of The Gods.” Production values will be boosted with the inclusion of never-before-seen video footage.
“The Queen Extravaganza will not be like a traditional tribute show,” says 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.” Adds Taylor “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. It will be a rock celebration in the Royal tradition."
For more information, please visit www.QueenExtravaganza.com.