Queen & Paul Rodgers -
Tuesday 3rd May 2005
- Doors Open:
doors open 7pm Queen on 830pm approx
Queen & Paul Rodgers Tour
The Metro Radio Arena is proud to announce Queen and Paul Rodgers will appear on Tuesday 3rd May 2005.
News of Queen’s imminent return to the stage has been greeted with massive excitement, now after much speculation, Brian May, Roger Taylor and Paul Rodgers have unveiled their Spring tour together as Queen and Paul Rodgers.
Queen began their fantastic journey in 1968 when Roger Taylor together with guitarist Brian May and friend Tim Staffell, formed the group Smile. When Tim decided to leave, in his place came Freddie Mercury, then working on a cloths stall in Kensington Market which he and Roger owned. It was the flamboyant and creatively unstoppable Mercury who renamed the group Queen. A year later, bassist John Deacon joined the band, completing the line-up which would spend the next 20 years writing and recording such multi-million-selling albums as ‘Sheer Heart Attack’, ‘A Night at the Opera’, ‘News of the World’ and ‘The Works’, not to mention countless, unforgettable hit singles.
Says Brian May “This would not be like rehashing, trying to pretend Freddie’s still here; suddenly we can reinterpret these songs with someone who understands what he’s about, someone who relates to us. Suddenly it felt right. It’s colossal, and I can’t quite believe it.”
When free disbanded in 1973, Rodgers formed Bad Company with former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, where he enjoyed even greater success. Bad company notched up 6 multi platinum albums and created worldwide hits such as ‘Can’t get enough of your Love’ and ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’, both of which have become worldwide rock anthems. He partnered with former Led Zepplin guitarist Jimmy Page in The Firm in the mid 80’s as well as pursuing a Grammy nominated solo career.
Says Paul Rodgers “Powerful and real, explosive and dynamic. That’s how it felt when Queen and I played our three tracks at the UK Music Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony in London. Lets do more was the unanimous feeling. Which is why we are joining forces for this tour of Europe and the UK in the Spring and possibly the US and Canada in the fall.”
Metro Radio Arena’s Marketing Director Paul Tappenden said: -“It’s Fantastic to see such an iconic band on tour again, and the continual revival of top performers from the seventies and eighties. This will definitely be an unmissable show.”
Tickets costing £49.50 & £39.50 go on sale 10am Saturday 22nd January 2005 and are available from all usual outlets.
EXECUTIVE SUITE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOW. CALL OUR MARKETING TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION.