Queen Extravaganza Tour planned for summer 2012, dates announced

Rock legend Roger Taylor is putting the finishing touches on a planned Queen Extravaganza Tour set to hit venues across North America this summer and the veteran drummer promises that it will not be of the ordinary when it comes to tribute shows.

The multimedia performance featuring the legendary group is set to debut this summer on a multi-date trek across North American, and it will also feature young, budding musicians who took part in a talent search specifically for the Queen Extravaganza Tour.

A number of other notable artists, including former Journey singer Jeff Scott Soto, have signed on to fill out what is expected to be an All-Star roster of music vets and up-and-comers.

“The Queen Extravaganza will not be like a traditional tribute show,” says Taylor in a statement. “It is a brand-new show specially designed to enable these new fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen in a heart stopping event.”

The Queen Extravaganza Tour will debut at the Grand Theatre du Quebec in Quebec, Canada on May 26th and is currently slated to make a total of 25 stops in major cities cross the United States and parts of Canada. The tour is tentatively planned to run through July, with a final show at the Jubilee in Edmonton, Canada on July 3rd.

The show is expected to feature as many as 40 songs by the legendary British rock band, including hit tracks from some of Queen's most popular albums, such as 'Queen II', 'Sheer Heart Attack', 'News of the World' and 'A Night at the Opera'. Beyond Taylor's producing, old Queen footage from back in the day will be played alongside the performances, while Mark Fisher, who has worked on tours for Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and U2, will be in charge of the stage design.

For more information on tickets and dates for the Queen Extravaganza Tour, check out the show's official website. See the full list of Queen Extravaganza Tour show dates below.

Queen Extravaganza Tour - 2012 Concert Show Dates

  • 5/26 — Quebec, Canada, Grand Theatre du Quebec
  • 5/27 — Montreal, Canada, St. Denis
  • 5/29 — Toronto, Canada, QE Theatre
  • 5/31 — Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre
  • 6/1 — Chicago, IL, House of Blues
  • 6/2 — Minneapolis, MN, The Brick
  • 6/5 — St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
  • 6/7 — Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts
  • 6/8 — Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
  • 6/9 — Wallingford, CT, Oakdale
  • 6/10 — Bethlehem, PA, Event Center
  • 6/11 — Boston, MA, House of Blues
  • 6/12 — Huntington, NY, Paramount Theatres
  • 6/15 — Tampa, FL, Louis Lykes Ferguson Hall
  • 6/17 — Orlando, FL, The Plaza Live
  • 6/19 — Dallas, TX, Grand Prairie
  • 6/20 — Houston, TX, House of Blues
  • 6/23 — Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues
  • 6/24 — San Diego, CA, Humphrey’s
  • 6/25 — Los Angeles, CA, Club Nokia
  • 6/26 — San Francisco, CA, Regency
  • 6/28 — Seattle, WA, Showbox
  • 6/30 — Vancouver, Canada, Orpheum
  • 7/2 — Calgary, Canada, Jack Singer
  • 7/3 — Edmonton, Canada, Jubilee

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