Queen Extravaganza: Greatest hits live at Oakdale
When the tunes are as great as the Queen classics “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” “Killer Queen” and “Somebody to Love,” you want to see someone really good play them live.
Which is one reason Roger Taylor and Brian May of the legendary group chose the members for the “official” tribute band Queen Extravaganza, which will play Toyota Oakdale Theatre Saturday, Sept. 29.
Brazilian born singer Alirio Netto is lead singer; Matt Swindells is drummer; François-Olivier Doyon of Canada is bassist; Alex Maynard is on keyboards and vocals and Brian Gresch, an original member of Queen Extravaganza, is on guitar and vocals.
Queen Extravaganza, known as QuEx to fans, was one of last year’s fastest-selling UK theatre tours, according to a news release. They will celebrate the UK’s biggest selling album of all time, “Queen Greatest Hits” on this tour, which moves to the UK and Ireland in late October.
Toyota Oakdale Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. $36.50. 800-745-3000, Oakdale.com.