Guitar Player is excited to help Goldenvoice bring the official Queen tribute show masterminded by Roger Taylor and Brian May to San Francisco. The band includes guitarists Brian Gresh and Tristan Avakian who were hand-selected after an intensive 12-week worldwide online audition search.
In GP’s March cover story interview with Roger Taylor, he explained what he was looking for in a guitarist:
“I didn’t want impersonators. I wanted people with their own personalities. Obviously you need a certain amount of proficiency because Brian’s stuff is very technical. I also wanted people to have a little bit of showmanship. I believe that is very important.”
The QE band will perform nearly 40 Queen classics including top hits and some of the band’s finest heavy-duty rock-based anthems. The production will also feature never-before-seen video footage. The truly extravagant stage show was created by designer Mark Fisher whose credits include The Wall for Pink Floyd, every Rolling Stones show since 1989, and every U2 concert.
Tickets are going fast. Loge and balcony seats are sold out. Get your general admission tickets now before they’re gone too!
Watch “Tie Your Mother Down” from the Queen Extravaganza show in Chicago.
Guitar Player Presents the Queen Extravaganza
Tuesday, June 26th at the Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave
SF, CA, 94109 (415) 673-5716
7pm doors; 8pm show; All Ages
Free Guitar Player magazines, D’Addario strings, and Planet Waves accessories
Advanced GA Tix: $29.50 + fees
Day of Show: $32.00 + fees
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, click HERE and put Queen in the subject of your email. Winner must provide own transportation to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on June 26th. Cell phone number greatly appreciated.