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The QUEX Hit Europe Next Week!
May 2nd 2014

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Marc, Francois - Olivier, Brandon, Nick and Tyler touch down in Europe next week...in the imortal words of Def Leppard "Do You Wanna Get Rocked?"

2014 Dates

May 10 Bournemouth - O2 Academy - Tickets 

May 12 Antwerp - Stadsschouwburg - Tickets

May 13 Tilburg - 013 - Tickets

May 15 Cologne - Live Music Hall - Tickets

May 16 Hamburg - Gruenspan - Tickets

May 18 Munich - Alte Kongresshalle - Tickets

May 19 Frankfurt - Bastchkapp - Tickets

May 20 Berlin - Postbahnhof - Tickets

May 21 Vienna - Arena - On Sale 18/02

May 22 Padova - Gran Teatro Geox - On Sale TBA

May 24 Paris - Olympia - Tickets

May 26 Copenhagen - Studie 2, DR house - Tickets

May 28 Oslo - Sentrum - On Sale 22/02

May 29 Stockholm - Tyrol - On Sale 21/02

May 31 Helsinki - Circus - On Sale 24/02

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)

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