Media information: for immediate release
28 October 2013
The latest name to be announced for Scarborough Spa’s 2014 entertainment programme is rock legend Brian May.
The Queen guitarist will team up with rock goddess Kerry Ellis for a stunning candlelit, acoustic show in The Spa’s Grand Hall on Friday 21 February  which will be one of just three dates on the pair’s ‘Born Free Tour’.
This much-requested return by Brian May and Kerry Ellis to the stage presents the Yorkshire Coast with a rare opportunity to witness one of the world’s greatest ever guitar players performing in a close-up situation, paired with the uniquely powerful voice of Britain’s newest First Lady of song. It adds up to a magical evening of music performed in aid of the Born Free Foundation.
The Born Free Foundation fights for the protection of the world’s wildlife and the pair have recently made the headlines after releasing a single entitled ‘Nothing Really Has Changed’ which was released as part of the guitarist’s war against the UK badger cull.
Kerry Ellis was the creator of the role of Meat in Queen’s Rock theatrical, We Will Rock You, and went on to become a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic starring as the Green Witch in the musical Wicked. Throughout this time, Brian May and Kerry Ellis maintained a special musical partnership, with May producing the fine Ellis debut album ‘Anthems’ in 2010.
After performing together at a phenomenal sell-out charity show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May 2011 which led to UK Tours together in 2012 and earlier this year, Kerry & Brian will now be taking their majestic brand new acoustic show on the road across the UK for a handful of dates in February 2014.
Helen Broadbent, The Spa’s General Manager commented, ‘To have such a great music icon play The Grand Hall is very special and will be one of the highlights of our 2014 programme. We are all looking forward to hearing some Queen classics and a host of other anthems performed in a beautiful fashion by candlelight. It’s sure to be a wonderful spectacle.’
Tickets on sale on Wednesday 30th October at 9am, from www.scarboroughspa.co.uk and from The Spa Box Office (01723) 821888.
All Tickets: £39 – Grand Hall (Seated Concert)
Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Born Free Tour
Friday, 21 Feb 2014
Start Time: 20:00
Doors Open: 19:30