Brian May and Roger Taylor have confirmed the formation of their “official tribute band” Queen Extravaganza and announced a string of tour dates for 2024.
Queen Extravaganza have been touring together for over ten years and have a line-up personally chosen by May and Taylor to perform their music.
May and Taylor have now confirmed that Nick Radcliffe on guitar, François-Olivier Doyon on bass, George Farrar on drums and Alirio Netto and Gareth Taylor on vocals will be included in the line-up for next year’s tour.
You can check out the full list of 2024 dates below and buy your tickets here.
26 – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
27 – Bradford, St George’s Hall
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28 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
1 – Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
2 – Derby, Arena
4 – Swansea, Arena
5 – Bristol, Beacon
6 – London, Eventim Apollo
8 – Stockton, Globe
9 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
10 – Oxford, New Theatre
12 – Eastbourne, Conference Theatre
13 – Ipswich, Regent’s Theatre
15 – Plymouth, Pavilion
16 – Bournemouth, International Centre
17 – Truro, Cornwall Hall
19 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
21 – Belfast, Water Hall
Meanwhile, in other Queen news, an auction was held earlier this week where more than 1,400 of Freddie Mercury’s personal items were sold, which May admitted was “too sad” to think about.
The auction included handwritten lyrics to some of Queen’s most famous songs, jewelry worn by Mercury and his art collection.
In a post on social media, May said of the move: “Freddie’s closest personal effects, and the writings that have been part of what we have shared for so many years, will go under the hammer, to be torn down to the highest bidder.” and scattered forever.
“I can’t watch. For us, his closest friends and his family, it’s too sad.”
The singer died in 1991 of AIDS pneumonia. He was 45 years old.
More items will be auctioned and the total proceeds are expected to be around £6 million.