Killer Queen

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October 31st, 2018

Killer Queen formed back in 1993. Its first public shows was at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen, which had played  its first shows there 21 years earlier.

By 1995 Killer Queen's UK popularity had grown to such an extent it secured a residency in London's Strand Theatre, attracting nationwide BBC coverage - the first tribute to have a show in the West End.

The band's reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad. In 1999, it returned from a tour of Europe and Russia for an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness. He announced it had won the award for "Worldwide Best Tribute Band."

Queen's music is loved the world over. Its songs have inspired generations. Recreating the songs on a world stage takes a great deal of skill and Killer Queen's musicianship is outstanding.

During their various careers, the musicians have worked and recorded with a vast array of artists, including Roger Taylor, Brian May and Monseratte Caballe. The band also scored a No. 1 hit when it was asked to recreate Queen's harmonies for "The Real Life" with Fatboy Slim in 2001.

As Killer Queen toured into its second decade, the audiences grew. In 2005, it played Ahoy Stadium, where the reformed Queen would be performing only a few months later.

The next year, Killer Queen joined forces with Bjorn Again and The Bootleg Beatles for a Waverly Stadium show in Edinburgh. It was this performance that led to the band being selected to represent Queen in a restaged tribute LiveAid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof. It performed with him at his arena charity concert to raise funds for the homeless.

The year 2009 saw a triumphant return to a sold-out Ahoy stadium with its acclaimed "Queen Spectacular" production and another award, this time from Sweden's Vasteras concert hall for "Best Concert of The Year 2009." In 2011, it played for 15 000 people as headliners of Baltic States biggest festival, Ollesummer (previous years have included Moby, Franz Ferdinand, Him, Scissor Sisters, Calvin Harris).

Hours:
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Event Category
  • Concerts & Live Music
Location
  • Downtown
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