The Queen Extravaganza - Here's Your Chance to be Brian May On Tour

Actually it's your chance to be any member of Queen in the new tribute band being created by Queen themselves - this is the real life, not just fantasy.


On a cold, wet day in London in 1971 (actually I have no idea what the weather was like - but it's statistically a good guess:)), Freddie Mercury joined the band Smile, and they quickly changed their name to Queen.

To help promote the 40th anniversary of Queen, the band's drummer Roger Taylor has just launched The Queen Extravaganza - a competition to select members for the new tribute band who will go on to star in the Queen Extravaganza Live Tour across the USA next year.

They aim to select a 5-piece band plus 3 singers, for which Roger Taylor will be the producer and music director.

Taylor will be joined by industry heavyweights including stage designer Mark Fisher (U2, AC/DC, Muse, The Rolling Stones, Cirque de Soleil) and lighting designer Rob Sinclair (Adele, Vampire Weekend, Goldfrapp, Peter Gabriel), and a panel of renowned musicians for the auditions.

Auditions are open to vocalists, guitarists, drummers, bass players and keyboard players.

The first stage of the audition process has commenced where you upload a video of yourself performing a Queen song - you have until the 7th of November 2011 to submit yours.

The expert panel of judges will then select 50 finalists that will be voted on by the public.

Then a final round of live auditions will take place in Los Angeles in December.

At the time of writing this there was only one entry available to watch - my tip is don't do like this guy did when he submitted an entry which he said wasn't his best performace - you get 1 shot so make it count!

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