Queen It’s a Kinda Magic – Press Release



The long-running tribute show and full concert experience Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic will tour with its new cast through Western USA this Spring.

The show recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’. Painstaking detail has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking Rock harmonies. And with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and an explosive international cast, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing.

In fact the show is good enough to have attracted the attention, endorsement and eventual involvement of Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury’s former personal assistant and biographer.

After reviewing the show while in Singapore in 2007, Freestone was duly impressed and contacted promoter John Van Grinsven with his compliments. A friendship ensued and Freestone now tours with QIAKM where his schedule allows, acting as a consultant for the show as well as signing autographs and chatting with fans.

For the upcoming world tour the coveted and complex role of Freddie Mercury has been taken on by respected Canadian performer and multi-instrumentalist Giles Taylor. Taylor’s accomplished career has seen him travel the world over the past 13 years, performing with artists such as Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Gabrielle, Rick Wakeman, The Moody Blues, Martin Taylor, Richard O’Brien, Sir Jimmy Tarbuck

Despite this incredible roll call of colleagues, Taylor counts this performance as one of the toughest musical roles he has encountered to date.

“Freddie was known for his powerful voice and vocal range, and had a very distinct character in general, so emulating him is quite a challenge but those details need to be just right for a show of this magnitude; true Queen fans will appreciate the attention to detail“ says Taylor.

Taylor will be joined by Richie Baker as Brian May on guitar, James Childs as John Deacon on Bass and Kyle Thompson as Roger Taylor on drums.

“I have not seen another show in the world do it better. Their name is well deserved.
They truly are a kinda magic.”
– Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury’s personal assistant and biographer

Showtime Management


Date     Location
17 July   Elsinore Theatre             SALEM, OR www.elsinoretheatre.com
19 July   Saroyan Theatre             FRESNO, CA www.fresnoconventioncenter.com
21 July   Celebrity Theatre            PHOENIX, AZ www.celebritytheatre.com
23 July   Pikes Peak Center           COLORADO SPRINGS, CO www.worldarena.com
24 July   Paramount Theatre         DENVER, CO www.altitudetickets.com
26 July   Midland Theatre               KANSAS CITY, MO www.midlandkc.com/events Cancelled
28 July   Belle Mehus Auditorium  BISMARCK, ND www.ticketmaster.com
29 July   Alberta Bair Theater        BILLINGS, MT www.albertabairtheater.org/
31 July    Windermere Theatre       KENNEWICK, WA www.ticketmaster.com
1 August Morrison Center               BOISIE, ID mc.boisestate.edu
2 August Tower Theatre                 BEND OR www.towertheatre.org 
3 August Schnitzer Hall                   PORTLAND, OR www.portland5.com


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