BOOKING DETAILS soon:
18th March – RIGA
21st March – MINSK
Brian May & Kerry Ellis
16 March, 2014, Crocus City Hall, Moscow 19.00
Main Ticket Office
Venue Box Office (electronic tickets can be bought here)
DESCRIPTION – (VERY rough translation from Russian – quotes NOT verbatim – E&OE)
Unplugged unique joint project of one of the greatest guitarists of all time “prima West End” finally see in Russia.March 16, 2014 the cult musician Brian May of Queen (Brian May) and the star of the musical “We Will Rock You” Kerry Ellis will perform at Crocus City Hall with a concert in the tour “The Candlelight Concerts”.
In the intimate atmosphere of a candlelit audience will hear Queen classics and his own compositions Ellis, stripped down acoustic nterpretation.
Under the virtuoso guitar and vocal accompaniment will be performed by such immortal hits as “Somebody to Love”, “Love of My Life”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “39”, a song from the album Ellis “Anthems”, as well as your favorite artists the composition of the world’s musical heritage.
“Acoustic versions of great songs really charmed us with their magic,” says Brian May. “They have a kind of purity that allows them to speak clearly. Kerry’s instincts as an interpreter of songs inspired and art arrangements have always been one of my obsessions. We found that almost read each other’s thoughts, talking about the essence of the songs, and try to bring it to our performances. If you have a great song and a great singer, what else is needed? Unless, perhaps, a little guitar.”
Professional collaboration between the two artists has lasted for more than 11 years. Ellis first gained attention in the days of May’s work in the successful West End musical “We Will Rock You”, created by musicians, Queen, based on the band’s songs, where she played a leading role. Since that time, a unique musical collaboration Kelly Ellis and Brian May continued.
The Artists used to work together every window in their schedules, creating new songs and arrangements in the studio and giving live concerts together. They performed at the gala evening of Queen Elizabeth II Royal Variety Show (2008), at the annual event the BBC Proms (2008), on the evening of The Night of 1000 Voices (2010), and also opened on Memorial Day at the Royal Albert Hall (2010).
The first significant result of May and Ellis cooperation became the debut album “Anthems” (“Hymns”), released in 2010. The first tour together as artists in 12 cities in the UK was a resounding success, including two sold-out concerta at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall.
Recently crowned for Kerry victory in the nomination The Best Solo Performance (“Best Performance solo”) from Whatsonstage.com. Ellis and May continued to tour impatiently awaiting their cities in November last year and extended it this year.
Brian May said: “Although life has taken me into so many new areas recently, music is still what energises me – the greatest joy. And Ms Ellis is the most inspiring collaborator – we’re a pretty good band! I’m grateful for the opportunity to bring this show to a wider audience – already working on hardening up the finger ends…”
March 16, 2014 Crocus City Hall audience will have the unique opportunity to immerse in the magical atmosphere of acoustic music from the legendary Queen guitarist Brian May and the popular British singer and actress Kerry Ellis.
BRIAN MAY AND KERY ELLIS
Brian May & Kerry Ellis Stevenage, UK
Gordon Craig Theatre Tue 18 Feb 20.00 Tickets – NOW ON SALE 5 Nov 2013 Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1LZ Box Office 01438 363200
Brian May & Kerry Ellis Buxton, UK
Buxton Opera House Wed 19 Feb 19.30 Tickets – ON SALE 9AM 30 Oct 2013 Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire. SK17 6XN Box Office 0845 127 2190
Brian May & Kerry Ellis Scarborough, UK
Scarborough Spa Fri 21 Feb 20.00 Tickets – ON SALE 9AM 30 Oct 2013 S Bay, Scarborough, N Yorkshire YO11 2HD Box Office: 01723 821888.
Brian May & Kerry Ellis Grantham, UK
Grantham Meres Sat 22 Feb 20.00 Tickets – ON SALE 9.30AM 30 Oct 2013 £39 + £1 booking fee Box Office: 01476 406158. Reserved seating. Meres Leisure Centre, Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ
Brian May & Kerry Ellis Bath, UK
Theatre Royal Sun 23 Feb 20.00 Website – ON SALE 30 Oct 2013 Theatre Royal Bath, Saw Close, Bath BA1 1ET Box Office: 01225 448844
Brian May & Kerry Ellis Eastbourne, UK
Eastbourne Congress Tue 25 Feb 20.00 Website – ON SALE 30 Oct 2013 Carlisle Rd, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 Credit Card Booking Line 01323 411555 Box Office: 01323 412000 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian May & Kerry Ellis Southend, UK
Southend Cliffs Pavilion Wed 26 Feb www.southendtheatres.org.uk / 01702 351135 – ON SALE FRI 8 NOV www.ents24.com Tickets can also be bought: Credit Card Hotline on 0844 758 758 Or online www.ticketzone.co.uk
The Great Hall Palace of the Republic 21 March Booking links: Tickets. Tickets are available at all ticket offices of Tiketpro. The organizer reserves the right to change prices for tickets in the Ticketpro network at any time without explanation.
St George’s Square, Valletta 5 April 20:30 Tickets €25 – €150 BOOKING LINK: HERE or call freephone 800 74 117 for assistance.