Queen Extravaganza

It's been 21 years since Freddie Mercury died, and it'll be another couple of years before Mercury, the biopic starring Sacha Baron Cohen, will be released, but Queen fever never dies. This year, Queen's drummer Roger Taylor personally assembled a nine-piece band called the Queen Extravaganza, who are currently touring a grandiose stage show featuring a two-hour set of 40 Queen songs. It's not the real Queen, but, then, the real Queen is never going to happen again. In April, the band appeared on American Idol and performed "Somebody To Love" with Taylor and Brian May; the lead vocalist, Nashville's Marc Martel, who was discovered video of himself singing that same song on YouTube reached over 6 million views, sounds chillingly like Mercury. His stunning vocals are what make the Queen Extravaganza a fitting tribute to the original. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Thu., June 28, 8:30 p.m., 2012

 
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