Queen tribute band curated by Brian May and Roger Taylor announce 2025 UK and Ireland tour

Queen Extravaganza, the official tribute band of rock legends Queen, are set to embark on a UK and Ireland tour in 2025.

The tour, which will see them visit 25 venues next year, will mark the 50th anniversary of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. As is detailed on their website, Queen Extravaganza is produced with the full backing of Roger Taylor and Brian May.

Taylor shared in a statement: “We hand-pick the most incredible musicians for Queen Extravaganza – and they do a fantastic job honouring our songs. It’s a great show, designed to celebrate the legacy of Queen for fans of all ages.”

Likewise, May shared his praise of the show, saying: “QuEx is something unique – not just a tribute band, but an extension of the Queen family, whose dedication to excellence is now legendary. The Queen Extravaganza Will Rock You!”

Tickets for the 2025 dates go on general sale at 10am BST Friday (July 12), and you can find tickets here.

Fans of legendary rock band Queen are to experience another ‘kind of magic’ in 2025 when official tribute band Queen Extravaganza tours across Europe!
Tickets on sale 10am Friday 12 July  https://t.co/jFIKe7OIWt & https://t.co/8r4EZdtMRR

— Queen Extravaganza (@QueenExtrava) July 10, 2024

Queen Extravaganza 2025 UK and Ireland tour dates:

JANUARY
28 – Liverpool Empire
29 – Bath Forum
31 – Brighton Centre

FEBRUARY
1 – Bournemouth International Centre
3 – Oxford New Theatre
4 – Plymouth Pavillions
6 – Stockton Globe
7 – Hull Connexin Live
8 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
10 – Edinburgh Playhouse
11 – Aberdeen Music Hall
13 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
14 – Sheffield City Hall
15 – Manchester O2 Apollo
17 – Newcastle O2 City Hall
18 – Leeds First Direct Arena
19 – Blackpool Opera House
21 – Belfast Waterfront
22 – Dublin 3Olympia
24 – Cardiff Utilita Arena
25 – Swansea Areana
26 – Llandudno Venue Cymru
28 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion

MARCH
1 – Portsmouth Guildhall
2 – London O2 Indigo

After touring for more than a decade, the band has already played nearly 200 dates across the world and appeared on TV on shows like American Idol. Fans attending the 2025 tour can expect to hear hits like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and more.

In other Queen news, Adam Lambert recently said that he and the band found a way to discuss Freddie Mercury’s sexuality “in a respectful manner”, and revealed “they’re not usually comfortable speaking about ­Freddie’s sexuality on camera” as part of his Adam Lambert: Out, Loud and Proud documentary.

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