Saturday 17 March 2018

Roger Taylor and Brian May's 'Queen Extravaganza' coming to Dublin for one night only

Queen released their Greatest Hits in 1981 and it has now sold six million copies
Queen released their Greatest Hits in 1981 and it has now sold six million copies
Rock guitarist Brian May with Queen bandmates John Deacon, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor in the 1980s
Roger Taylor is said to have annoyed bandmate Brian May by "nicking" the Freddie Mercury statue from the front of the theatre where We Will Rock You played
Brian May (centre) and Roger Taylor (right) of Queen and Adam Lambert perform at the O2 Arena, London.

Queen Extravaganza is coming to Dublin for one night only.

The official tribute band was created by stars Roger Taylor and Brian May so it's as close to the real thing as you're going to get.

The show celebrates the UK's biggest selling album of all time, Queen Greatest Hits which was released in 1981 and sold over 6.1 million copies.

It will hit the Olympia Theatre on October 25.  Tickets from €34.50 including booking and restoration fee go on sale this Thursday 01 February at 9am.

The Dublin dates comes after the band's 2015 and 2016 sold out UK tours which celebrated the 40th anniversary of Queen's iconic album, A Night At the Opera.

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

The band are formed of a regular, rolling line up of musicians. The show is produced by Roger Taylor and designed by long time Queen creative team, Ric Lipson from Stufish and lighting designer Rob Sinclair.

Now headed for their sixth visit to the UK and Ireland, the ‘QuEx’ as they are known by their avid fans, have already played over 160 dates across the world and made appearances on TV shows such as American Idol where the performance was seen by over 20 million people.

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