Queen tribute act to rock Bath during national 2018 tour

PUBLISHED: 14:05 22 December 2017

Queen Extravaganza

Queen Extravaganza

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A tribute to one of the biggest bands in rock history will perform in Bath in the autumn.

Roger Taylor’s Queen Extravaganza’s Queen Greatest Hits tour will be performed at The Forum on November 9 as part of a nationwide tour.

Created by original members Roger Taylor and Brian May, the band is recognised as Queen’s official tribute act.

Many of Queen’s greatest hits will be performed including Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, We Will Rock You, A Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Killer Queen.

Brian May said: “Queen aficionados, this may be your only chance to see all of Queen’s greatest hits performed immaculately live.”

Roger Taylor added: “These guys are incredibly talented, with their scintillatingly perfect recreation of our songs.”

The band is fronted by Adam Lambert, who shot to fame after finishing second in the eighth series of hit television show American Idol.

The rest of the band have all been handpicked by Roger Waters and Brian May themselves.

It will be their sixth visit to the UK while the band have already played more than 160 concerts worldwide and have themselves appeared on American Idol, a show watched by more than 20 million people.

The tour concerts follow sell-out tours in 2015 and 2016 which celebrated the 40th anniversary of the band’s hit album A Night At The Opera.

The Queen Greatest Hits tour will play at 16 venues across the country including dates in London, Cardiff and Manchester.

Queen performed their first ever gig on July 18, 1970.

They went on to make 15 albums, selling more than 150 copies around the world.

Possibly Queen’s most iconic moment came in 1985 when they performed at Live Aid which was broadcasted to a global television audience of almost two billion people.

Each band member wrote multiple hit singles and they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001.

Queen also penned the soundtrack to a number of successful films including Flash Gordon and Highlander.

The concert will start at 8pm.

Tickets, priced £31.35, are available here.

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