The touring band is composed of four vocalists (Jeff Scott Soto, Jennifer Espinoza, Yvan Pedneault, Marc Martel) and five musicians (bassist Francois Olivier Doyon; guitarists Brian Gresh and Tristan Avakian; drummer Tyler Warren; keyboardist and musical director Brandon Ethridge). Under the musical supervision of Spike Edney — Queen’s musical director and live keyboard player since 1984 — this group brings nearly 40 Queen Classics to life, including “Bohemian Rhapsody," “Another one Bites the Dust," and the ever-chanted “We Will Rock You"/"We Are the Champions,” with the flamboyance and musical chops that made Queen shows legendary four decades ago.

Roger Taylor says of this spectacular production, “The Queen Extravaganza will not be like a traditional tribute show. 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. It will be a rock celebration in the Royal tradition." In its third week of the tour, the reviews are backing up Roger up on his claims. I, for one, wouldn’t miss this show for anything!

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Dream Theater Ready to Blast Through the Warfield
on Sunday, July 1!

By Susan Wells

Dream Theater’s supporting tour of their latest CD, A Dramatic Turn of Events, should be just that