KILLER QUEEN play LIVERPOOL – Echo Arena on Saturday 22nd October 2016! October 20th, 2016 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments KILLER QUEEN play LIVERPOOL – Echo Arena on Saturday 22nd October 2016! Killer Queen – previously acclaimed as the “Worldwide Best Tribute Band” – have their sights firmly set on Liverpool as they prepare to take the Echo Arena Auditorium by storm when they make their first appearance at the venue on Saturday 22 October. There are Queen tribute bands – and there is Killer Queen. Fronted by Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury, this band give performances as close to the real thing as possible – a statement echoed by Sir Bob Geldof who chose the band to represent Queen in a re-staged tribute to the Live Aid concert. Lead singer Patrick Myers said “The last 23 years have been amazing. That first show back in June 1993 changed my life. We thought our band would last maybe a summer at the most but it’s a very addictive thing performing these songs! The concerts grew and grew and we’ve ended up playing and selling out the same arenas that Queen played at their peak. It’s been quite a surreal ride”. Killer Queen formed back in June 1993. By 1995, their UK popularity had grown to such an extent they secured a residency in London’s Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage as 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, they returned from a tour of and Europe and Russia for an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs (Madness) who announced they had won the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band” . Queen’s music is loved the world over. Their 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 artistes including Roger Taylor, Brian May and Monseratte Caballe. The band also scored a number one hit when they were asked to recreate Queen’s harmonies for “The Real Life” with Fatboy Slim in 2001. Killer Queen toured into their second decade, the audiences grew. In 2005 they played Ahoy Stadium, where the reformed Queen would be performing only a few months later. The following 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 Live Aid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof. They performed with him at his arena charity concert to raise funds for the homeless. 2009 saw a triumphant return to a sold out Ahoy stadium with their acclaimed “Queen Spectacular” production and another award, this time from Sweden’s Vasteras concert hall “Best Concert of The Year 2009”. Don’t miss Killer Queen as they bring their spectacular production to the Auditorium at Liverpool’s Echo Arena – Saturday 22 October at 7.30pm. Book tickets online at www.echoarena.com or call the arena box office 0844 8000 400. Related Comments comments!