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Win Soundcheck Parties for German Queen Extravaganza Shows
April 8th 2014

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Fans in Germany can now hope for a special treat related to the Germany tour. With a little bit of luck you can win the whole Queen Extravaganza package: Soundcheck Party entry for two people, two tickets for one of the shows and a signed poster. 

To take part in the competition simply write an email to presse@mct-agentur.com. Please name the city you would like attend the show.

15 May Cologne - Live Music Hall

16 May Hamburg - Gruenspan 

18 May Munich - Backstage Werk 

19 May Frankfurt - Batschkapp

20 May Berlin - Postbahnhof

Order tickets for all German shows @ http://mct.tickets.de/en/events/4730-The_Queen_Extravaganza

Full European Tour Dates @ www.queenextravaganza.com/tour-and-tickets/

(Photo: Stephanie Turcotte)

NOTES FROM THE ROAD - HONG KONG!
April 8th 2014

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This event had been booked for some time and we were all excited about bringing the show to Asia!

As often is the case, travel didn’t get off to a good start with Tyler being “bumped” from his flight to Chicago. I was already at London Heathrow but many phone calls and much shouting later Tyler found himself reinstated so he could join the North American party on their flight to Hong Kong.

I flew with the band’s newest member from London. Nick Radcliffe has stepped in to cover for Brian Gresh whilst he is on Paternity leave.

Our Artist Liaison Sandra, who looked after us for the whole of our stay, met us at Hong Kong airport.

Next day we had rehearsals. Our set list for this show was only 30 minutes long but had to be precise because of TV schedules. 

The event for our show was the Hong Kong Rugby 7s tournament, which is held every year at The 40,000 seater Hong Kong Stadium. 

Our sound check was due the next day. Before this could happen I was at the stadium talking through the logistics with the event’s Production Manager, Scott MacLean. The plan was for us to perform on a roll out stage, because of the width of the tunnel the stage had to be made in six parts and would then be rolled out and then bolted together on the pitch. For the pushing on the various parts of the stage we had none other than the People’s Liberation Army! Under the guidance of their Chief, aptly named Rambo!

The sound check was not without its problems, but all got done and dusted in beautiful weather touching 30oC.

Show day came and we awoke to monsoon type weather. We arrived at the stadium and we driven straight to our dressing rooms, which incidentally were next door to the players dope testing rooms! Very rock and roll!

The rain was so heavy that play was suspended because of lightning and many meetings ensued between the organisers and myself. We had all the latest hi-tech weather reports… all of which confirmed it were raining! And would be for some time!

The marching band parade was cancelled.

It was not looking like we were going to get to perform!

The stadium PA blew because of the weather and up until 2pm we had no way of performing. We were due to take to the stage at 2.32pm precisely. 

Then the Rugby Gods shined down. The rain stopped. The pitch was so waterlogged our stage which was designed to be rolled, would now not roll because of the mud. The People’s Liberation Army came into their own. They lifted it up onto the pitch! 

The PA was fixed with 15 minutes to go and The Queen Extravaganza played their 30 minute set on time and with no rain! Nothing short of a miracle!

Predictably, The 40,000 crowd went wild for the band. 

Their set list was:

FAT BOTTOM GIRLS

DON’T STOP ME NOW

CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

RADIO GA GA

WE WILL ROCK YOU

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

The band was oblivious to the entire goings on beforehand, as it should be. 

They played a blinding set and celebrated afterwards.

The crew, both Hong Kongese and English, and myself just breathed a sigh of relief!

Paul Bond - QUEX Tour Manager

https://twitter.com/Paulcbond

(Photo by Xaume Olleros / Power Sport Images © 2014 Power Sport Images. All rights reserved.)

The QUEX Hit Hong Kong!
March 27th 2014

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The QUEX are currently in Hong Kong as they prepare to perform at the HK Sevens Rugby Tournament as the part of entertainment line up at the event. The picture above, taken by Tour Manager Paul Bond, sees the guys soundcheck in the stadium.

The Queen Extravaganza will perform on Saturday afternoon following the renowned Hong Kong Sevens March Past when the massed pipes and drums of the Hong Kong Police, Auxiliary Police, and Scout Pipe Bands will lead out the 28 participating national teams and members of Hong Kong's 20 mini rugby clubs in the traditional pitch parade. 

Bournemouth Show On Sale Today!
March 21st 2014

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The only confirmed UK date on the 2014 European Tour so far is on sale now!

***Ticket / Venue Details***

O2 Academy Bournemouth, 570 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4BH

Box Office 0844 477 2000 or ticketweb.co.uk

£20.00 adv 

www.o2academybournemouth.co.uk 

(Photo: Stephanie Turcotte)

Press Release: THE QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA ANNOUNCES MAY 10 TOUR STOP AT O2 ACADEMY BOURNEMOUTH
March 18th 2014

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THE OFFICIAL QUEEN TRIBUTE SHOW PRODUCED BY QUEEN DRUMMER ROGER TAYLOR CELEBRATES THE BAND’S GLORIOUS MUSIC & LIVE EXPERIENCE

18 March 2014 - Following the resounding success of the recent North American and UK tours and prior to the Summer 2014 European tour, The Queen Extravaganza has announced a one-off UK date at O2 Academy Bournemouth on Saturday, May 10 at 7pm-11pm. Tickets are available at www.ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000 (24hr) priced at £20.00 (adv) and on general sale Friday 21st March 2014. 

The Queen Extravaganza is a spectacular touring concert show designed to take the glorious music and live experience of legendary rock band Queen and bring it to generations of fans. Two of Queen’s original band mates and songwriters— iconic drummer Roger Taylor and legendary guitarist Brian May - are the masterminds behind The Queen Extravaganza. 

“The Queen Extravaganza is a new show specially designed to enable new fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen in a heart-stopping event, says Taylor. “It’s very spectacular, it’s very visual, there are going to be some shocks and some tremendous surprises. It will be a rock celebration in the Royal tradition.”

Taylor hand-picked the band members from thousands of entries through a unique online talent search with video submissions generating more than 10 million views from around the globe. The late Mark Fisher created the staging and production elements, which are enhanced by rare video footage from Queen’s extensive archives and newly-created imagery.

The Queen Extravaganza band first performed on American Idol in 2012. The band is: vocalist Marc Martel; guitarist Nick Radcliffe; drummer Tyler Warren; bassist Francois-Olivier Doyon; and keyboardist and musical director Brandon Ethridge. 

The 90-minute show features more than 20 Queen classics drawn from the band’s biggest 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,” and “Killer Queen” as well as other fan favorites. The production will be enhanced visually with rare video footage from Queen’s extensive archives and also newly-created imagery.

***Ticket / Venue Details***

O2 Academy Bournemouth, 570 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4BH

Box Office 0844 477 2000 or ticketweb.co.uk

£20.00 adv 

www.o2academybournemouth.co.uk 

O2 Priority Pre-Sale from Wednesday 19th March 2014 and general sale Friday 21st March 2014 

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