Monday, July 1, 2013


By: Pollstar

The official tribute show masterminded by Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May will rock the United Kingdom in the fall. With stops including Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow and London, pre-sales and general onsales for The Queen Extravaganza launch this week

The state-of-the-art production features Marc Martel singing the songs made famous by Queen and its incredible frontman Freddie Mercury who passed away in 1991 at the way-too-young age of 45.

Martel, along with Jennifer Espinoza, were the two singers selected via a rigorous talent competition to perform in The Queen Extravaganza.   While Espinoza is appearing on the production’s North American dates, today’s announcement indicates only Martel will be on the U.K. tour.

Here’s the schedule starting with the tour’s Quebec City residency followed by stops in Canada and the U.S.  The new U.K. additions are bolded.

Quebec City, Quebec, Theatre Capitole : Aug. 6-7, 9-11, 13-14, 16-18, 20-21, 23-25, 27-28, 30-Sept. 1.

Canada & The U.S.
Sept. 3 – Ottawa, Ontario,  Canadian Tire Centre
Sept. 5 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Sept. 6 – Moncton, New Brunswick, The Centre at Casino New Brunswick
Sept. 8 – Lebanon, New Hampshire, Lebanon Opera House
Sept. 9 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre
Sept. 10 – Niagara Falls, N.Y., Rapids Theatre
Sept. 11 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sept. 13 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Sept. 14 – Westbury, N.Y.,  NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Sept. 15 – New Bedford, Mass., Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

United Kingdom
Oct. 27 – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
Oct. 28 – Oxford, O2 Academy Oxford
Oct. 29 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Oct. 30 – O2 Academy Liverpool
Nov. 1 – Sheffield, O2 Academy Sheffield
Nov. 2 – Leicester, O2 Academy
Nov. 3 – Newcastle, O2 Academy Newcastle
Nov. 4 – Glasgow, ABC
Nov. 6 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Pre-sales for the newly announced U.K. leg begin July 2 and general onsales launch July 5.  Visit for more information.