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FEBRUARY 2016

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REMINDERS:
Wed 3 Feb - B & K Studio and first meeting about touring.
Fri 5 Feb - Astrofest, London - Tickets
Mon 8 Feb - Team Badger Conference, Bristol.
Tue 9 Feb - Brian archive interiew, Planet Rock.
Tue 9 Feb 15:00 CET Asteroid Day Press Conference (BRIAN ON VIDEO) ESA ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk, Netherlands

Mon-Wed 15-17 Feb - B & K Tour rehearsals | Sat 20 Feb - Fly Italy.
Sat 16 Apr "Crinoline" book launch + V&A exhibition "Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear" (to Sun 12 Mar 2017).
16 Apr - Release "One Voice" (A Dog Named Gucci version) to be released for Record Store Day.
Tue 19 Apr - Topping and Bath Fashion 'Crinoline' book event.
Jun 27 - 2 July - Starmus, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
TBA: -More "Crinoline" book talks.
- Spring '17 - publication of Brian May "'Queen in 3-D" stereo book
- Brian May and Kerry Ellis "Anthems II" album.





2016 BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS DATES

One Voice Dates
- italy
Sun Feb 21 - ANCONA, Teatro Le Muse, ITALY
- Tickets
Mon Feb 22 - PADOVA, Gran Teatro Geox, ITAL
Y - Tickets
Wed Feb 24 - FIRENZE, Obihall, ITALY - Tickets

Thu Feb 25 - MILAN
O, Arcimboldi, ITALY - Tickets

Sat Feb 27 - MANTOVA, Palabam, ITALY - Tickets
Sun Feb 28 - ROMA, Auditorium Parco della Musica, ITALY
- Tickets

 

- Eastern Europe
Wed Mar 2 - KRAKOW, ICE, POLAND -http://www.eventim.pl/...
Thur Mar 3 - OSTRAVA, Gong, CZECH REPUBLIC - http://www.ticketpro.cz
Sat Mar 5 - ZLIN, Congress Centre, CZECH REPUBLIC -http://www.ticketpro.cz
Sun Mar 6 - BRNO, Boby Centre, CZECH REPUBLIC -http://www.ticketpro.cz
Tue Mar 8 - PRAGUE, Congress Centre, CZECH REPUBLIC -http://www.ticketpro.cz
Wed Mar 9 - BRATISLAVA, Incheba Hall, SLOVAKIA -http://www.xl.sk/koncerty/
Fri Mar 11 - BUDAPEST, Budapest Congress Centre, HUNGARY -http://www.eventim.hu/
Sat Mar 12 - BUDAPEST Budapest Congress Centre, HUNGARY- http://www.eventim.hu/
Mon Mar 14 - BUCHAREST Sala Palatulu, ROMANIA - http://www.eventim.ro/
Wed Mar 16 - SOFIA National Palace of Culture (NDK), BULGARIA https://shop.ticketpro.bg/ - VIDEO
-- Stay tuned for possible book talks in 2016 --

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**Mon 29 Feb 16**
BRIAN MAY SHORT-LISTED LGBT AWARDS - VOTE FROM 1 MARCH
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Brian May

As previously reported on 17 February, where reported Brian May among the the list of Nominees in the LGBT Awards - there is now further information....

 

The shortlist for the 2016 British LGBT Awards has been announced and MPT founder Brian May has been nominated for a Celebrity Straight Ally of the Year award.

From tomorrow 1 March until the 22 March, the public will be asked to vote to decide the winner of each category. Voting takes place

HERE - www.britishlgbtawards.co.uk

The Celebrity Straight Ally category recognises and celebrates those who have done good for the LGBT community. As you know, Brian’s extensive work to raise awareness and understanding for people living with HIV has contributed to his nomination.

Please see a link to the category where Brian is listed - HERE: www.britishlgbtawards.co.uk/celebrity-straight-ally-2016.html

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**Mon 29 Feb 16**
BRIAN AND KERRY - COMING TO POLAND
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Message for Poland

Brian May and Kerry Ellis - Message for Poland
- https://youtu.be/hCBIH_CiKmc

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**Mon 29 Feb 16**
BRIAN & KERRY SET LIST ROME AND SOLO (ARRIVEDERCI ROMA) 28 FEB
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Set list was same as previous show, with addition of 'Arrivederci Roma' to Brian's solo...


Brian May:Last Horizon(Arrivederci Roma) Roma 2016
- https://youtu.be/lVVVcaiLIFo


BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS
ROME, ITALY
Auditorium Parco Della Musica
28 February 2016

I who have Nothing
Butterfly
Dust in the Wind
Born Free
Somebody to Love
If I Loved you
Tell Me What you See
Nothing Really has Changed
The way we were
Something
One Voice
Bye, Bye Love
Life is Real
I'm Not That Girl
Last Horizon (with Arrivederci Roma)
Love of My Life
'39
Roll with You
We Will Rock You

No One But You
Crazy Little Thing




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**Sun 28 Feb 16**
TONIGHT - AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA, ROME
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Auditoriu Parco Della Musica,
Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma, Italy - 21.00

Auditorium Rome

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**Sun 28 Feb 16**
MINI MAYS - POPULAR TOUR MERCH
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Mini-May

The surprise in Brian and Kerry's tour merchandise has proved to be the new, improved Mini-May guitar, which was new for Christmas 2015.

The ultra compact MINI MAY returns... still fun-sized, but bigger and better. With a longer scale length, lightweight, edge bound poplar body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and single Tri-Sonic style pickup, the Mini May is a perfect travel companion.
See original Report

Many folks have asked where they can buy this little beauty.

To purchase, simply head over to Brian May Guitars product page to PLACE YOUR ORDER - HERE.

Brian May and Kerry Ellis with display of Mini Mays at Milan concert
© Brian May - With thanks to Mick Ridley and BMG (Brian May Guitars)

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**Sat 27 Feb 16**
BRIAN AND THE TSUNAMI TEAM IN ITALY
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Last night Brian met the publishers of the Italian edition of the Red Special book written by Brian and Simon Bradley.

Check out Simon Bradley's report:

TheRedSpecial.Com
BRIAN AND THE TSUNAMI TEAM IN ITALY
26 February 2016 by Simon Bradley

Brian May took time out before the ‘One Voice’ show with Kerry Ellis in Milan to meet up with members of Tsunami Edizioni, publishers of the Italian version of the Red Special book written by Brian and Simon Bradley.

Copies are available at each of the venues and are selling very strongly, which is great news. You can read about the tour so far in Brian’s own words by clicking HERE, and it sounds like some great music, plus no small amount of fun, is happening out there!

To buy your own copy of the Italian version of the Red Special book, click here

To buy a copy in the original English, click here

Bri and Tsunami team

The team backstage at the Arcimboldi Theatre, Milan, 25th February 2016. (l-r)
Max Baroni (Tsunami co-founder), Raffaella Rolla (official translator), BM, Angelo Malatesta
(guitar tech consultant), Alex Pietrogiacomi (in hat, Tsunami press office) and Eugenio Monti
(Tsunami co-founder). Pic © Simone Pontiggi

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**Sat 27 Feb 16**
BRIAN NO 1 IN TOP 10 SMARTEST CELEBRITIES
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They're internationally famous faces, with incredibly brilliant brains!

Join http://www.WatchMojo.com (an American channel !!) as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Smartest Celebrities!

Brian comes in at NUMBER ONE !! (12:00)

Brian No 1 Smartest Celeb
Top 10 Smartest Celebrities - https://youtu.be/OwFSs_-Kd3Q
Published on 27 Feb 2016

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**Sat 27 Feb 16**
BRIAN AND KERRY SET LIST - MANTOVA - 27 FEBRUARY
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BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS
MANTOVA, ITALY
Palabam
27 February 2016

I who have Nothing
Butterfly
Dust in the Wind
Born Free
Somebody to Love
If I Loved you
Tell Me What you See
Nothing Really has Changed
The way we were
Something
One Voice
Bye, Bye Love
Life is Real
I'm Not That Girl
Last Horizon (with The Godfather theme)
Love of My Life
'39
Roll with You
We Will Rock You

No One But You
Crazy Little Thing



 

Mantova Set List

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**Fri 26 Feb 16**
BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS - ITALY PRESS
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Here are some Press items from the current Italian "One Voice" tour:

http://www.thefrontrow.it/brian-may-kerry-ellis-conferenza-stampa-2016/|
BRIAN MAY IN MILAN SPEAKS OF QUEEN AND NEW TOUR WITH ADAM LAMBERT

Ancona
http://www.outune.net/livetune/concerti/brian-may-foto-concerto-ancona-21-febbraio-2016/126459
Brian May e Kerry Ellis, le foto del concerto di Ancona del 21 febbraio 2016

Padova
rockol.it/gallerie-fotografiche/3415/22-febbraio-2016-gran-teatro-geox-padova-brian-may-kerry-ellis-in
22 FEBBRAIO 2016 - GRAN TEATRO GEOX - PADOVA - BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS IN CONCERTO
Gallery

natasciatorres.com/2016/02/23/brian-may-kerry-ellis-gran-teatro-geox-pd-22febbraio-2016/
BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS @ GRAN TEATRO GEOX – (PD) | 22 FEBBRAIO 2016
Gallery • 23 febbraio 2016 • Natascia Torres Photography

Florence
www.corrieredellamusica.it/2016/02/25/brian-may-kerry-ellis-obihall-firenze-24022016/
Brian May & Kerry Ellis @ Obihall – Firenze 24/02/2016
25 febbraio 2016

Milan
milano.repubblica.it/tempo-libero/musica/evento/brian_may_kerry_ellis_agli_arcimboldi-66106.html
Brian May & Kerry Ellis agli Arcimboldi
25 febbraio 2016

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**Fri 26 Feb 16**
BRIAN MAY AND KERRY ELLIS IN MILAN
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A Press Conference was held today [26 February] in Milan to talk about remaining concerts, Brian & Kerry's new track, Red Special book now published in Italy, plus Queen + Adam Lambert Italy date in June.

Brian and Kerry Press Conference
Brian May, Kerry Ellis Milan, Italy on 02/26/16 at 12:47 PM at Principe di Savoia

Brian and Kerry Press Conference

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**Fri 26 Feb 16**
BRIAN & KERRY - NEXT SHOW MANTOVA, 27 FEB
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Sat Feb 27 - MANTOVA, Palabam - 21:00
Via Melchiorre Gioia, 3, Mantova MN, Italy
- Ticket info

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**Thu 25 Feb 16**
BRIAN AND KERRY SET LIST - MILANO - 25 FEBRUARY
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Same set list as last night's show in Firenze.


BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS
MILANO, ITALY
Teatro degli Arcimboldi
25 February 2016

I who have Nothing
Butterfly
Dust in the Wind
Born Free
Somebody to Love
Tell Me What you See
Nothing Really has Changed
The way we were
Something
One Voice
Bye, Bye Love
Life is Real
I'm Not That Girl
Last Horizon (with O Solo Mio theme)
Love of My Life
Is this the World We Created
Roll with You
'39
Kissing me Song
We Will Rock You

No One But You
Crazy Little Thing


Brian May - Guitar Solo & Last Horizon (Live in Milan 2013)
- https://youtu.be/MyZaEfp-2qs

Firenze set list 24 Feb 2016

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**Thu 25 Feb 16**
BRIAN & KERRY - NEXT SHOW MILAN - 25 FEB
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Teatro degli Arcimboli - 21:00
Viale dell'Innovazione, 20, 20126 Milano, Italy
Capacity: 2,346
Website

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**Thu 25 Feb 16**
NEWS FLASH: "CRINOLINE" BOOK LAUNCH & CATWALK
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NEWS FLASH: Brian May & Denis Pellerin and London Stereoscopic Company will launch their highly anticipated book, "Crinoline: Fashion’s Most Magnificent Disaster", in Bath for Fashion Week, with a talk and captivating catwalk.

Book tickets now for this one off event, taking place on 19th April 2016 - BOOK HERE

Bath In Fashion - Brian May, Denis Pellerin

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**Wed 24 Feb 16**
BRIAN AND KERRY SET LIST - FIRENZE - 24 FEBRUARY
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BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS
FIRENZE, ITALY
24 February 2016

I who have Nothing
Butterfly
Dust in the Wind
Born Free
Somebody to Love
Tell Me What you See
Nothing Really has Changed
The way we were
Something
One Voice
Bye, Bye Love
Life is Real
I'm Not That Girl
Last Horizon
Love of My Life
Is this the World We Created
Roll with You
'39
Kissing me Song
We Will Rock You

No One But You
Crazy Little Thing

Firenze set list 24 Feb 2016

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**Wed 24 Feb 16**
"INSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE" - BRIAN MAY FROM PT 1 - CH 5
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Brian May

Brian May from "Inside Buckingham Palace" - Pt1 extract
- https://youtu.be/VZJ5LSHE_XA

The Palace opened up as never before.

BRIAN MAY: “The moment there is such a great feeling in the country. It was like ‘Yes we did this. We have come together’.”

COMMENTARY: In this programme we look back over the 60 tumultuous years since the Queen's Coronation and look ahead to the next monarch.

In the 2002 Golden Jubilee celebrations the palace was given a central role. In a bid to regain the nation's affection the grounds were opened up to a pop concert for the first time ever. Headlining were some of the biggest names from British rock.

BRIAN: "This, in a sense, was part of a kind of a PR operation. Yeah. The Queen had been through difficult times. The Palace had been through the whole Diana thing and I think in lot of people's minds the palace was rather remote and there's this feeling that the Royal weren’t really in touch with the public. So this was part of an attempt to bring things together, consciously, and in a nice way I think.”

On the day of the concert 12,000 ticket holders poured into the Palace gardens.

BRIAN: “About half an hour before we were due to go on the air live, I couldn't hear the orchestra. That wire had gone wrong and I remember saying to someone, 'We need a new wire’, and he went, ‘Well, we need permission from the Palace to run another wire up here.’ I went, ‘It’s [in] half an hour’s time! Get a wire!’

“So eventually I could hear them, they could hear me and it happened live. It was a stupendous feeling.”

< GOD SAVE THE QUEEN (Solo) plays.

“I did feel that we achieved what we set out to do and it was on the front of every paper the next day and for a moment there was such a great feeling in the country . It was like , ‘Yes, we did this and we have come together.’”

< End of solo >

A few years later Brian May was welcomed back to Buckingham Palace at a reception to celebrate the British Music Industry.

BRIAN: “I said, ‘Good evening Ma’am’, or something like that, and I said, ’I’m the guy who who made that terrible noise on your roof. I hope I didn’t disturb you.’ And she smiled, and she said, ‘Oh, it was you, was it!’

So I introduced her to Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page and she said to Eric Clapton, ‘How long have you been playing then?’

And he said [in London 'cockney' accent] “Quite a while really, M’um’.”

The PR offensive around the Palace continued with more receptions and more TV cameras let inside.

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**Tue 23 Feb 16**
BRIAN MAY/KERRY ELLIS 'ROLL WITH YOU' - LINK TO BUY OR STREAM
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Click below to buy or stream Brian and Kerry's fab, brand new single track, 'Roll With You'

Roll With you download link
LINK

Please share widely !!

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**Tue 23 Feb 16**
BRIAN & KERRY - NEXT SHOW FIRENZE - 24 FEB
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Wednesday 24 February - FIRENZE, ObHhall, ITALY
Via Fabrizio De André, 50136 Firenze, Italy
(Capacity 2,000)
 Tickets - check availability

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**Tue 23 Feb 16**
BRIAN AND KERRY SET LIST - PADOVA - 22 FEBRUARY
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BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS
GRAN TEATRO GEOX, ITALY
22 February 2016

I Who Have Nothing
Butterfly
Dust in the Wind
Born Free
Somebody to Love
Tell Me What You See
Nothing Really has Changed
The Way We Were
Something
One Voice
Bye, Bye Love
Life Is Real
I'm Not That Girl
Last Horizon
Love of My Life
Is This the World We Created?
Roll with You
'39
The Kissing Me Song
We Will Rock You

No One But You
Crazy Little Thing


Padova Set List

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**Mon 22 Feb 16**
"ROLL WITH YOU" NEW SINGLE
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Check out the new single from Brian and Kerry. !! SOON TO BE AVAILABLE ON iTUNES !!

Taken from the upcoming album "Anthems II", 'Roll With You' is the new single written by Brian May & Kerry Ellis and currently being played live on their European tour.

BRIAN & KERRY TOUR DATES: See above, or HERE http://www.brianmay.com/brian/briannews/briannews.html

Roll With You
Brian May & Kerry Ellis - Roll With You - https://youtu.be/lNRfx_0-VwI

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Mon 22 Feb 16**
BRIAN & KERRY - NEXT SHOW PADOVA - 22 FEB
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Mon Feb 22 - PADOVA, Gran Teatro Geox, ITALY - Tickets - moderate availability - Choose seats.
: Via Tassinari, 1, 35136 Padova PD, Italy
(Capacity 2,500)

Padova Trailer 22 February 2016
Trailer - Brian May & Kerry Ellis 'One Voice' - The Tour Italy 22/02/16 Padova
- https://youtu.be/ifhVL4qWphs

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**Sun 21 Feb 16**
BRIAN AND KERRY SET LIST - ANCONA - 21 FEBRUARY
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BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS
TEATR0 DELLE MUSE, ANCONA, ITALY
21 February 2016

I Who Have Nothing
Butterfly
Dust in the Wind
Born Free
Somebody to Love
Nothing Really has Changed
Tell Me What You See
The Way We Were
Something
'39
Starman
Life Is Real
I'm Not That Girl
Last Horizon
Love of My Life
Kissing Me Song
Is This the World We Created
Bye, Bye Love
One Voice
Roll with You
We Will Rock You

No One But You
Crazy Little Thing




Ancona set list

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**Sat 20 Feb 16**
BRIAN MAY 'ONE VOICE' NEW APRIL RELEASE - VA
["A DOG NAMED GUCCI" DOCUMENTARY]
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Brian May - credit Getty

Queen's Brian May Featured on New Song from Documentary Focusing on US Animal-Abuse Laws
February 4, 2016

Queen guitarist Brian May is one of several music stars who have lent their talents to a song called “One Voice,” which is featured in a new documentary titled A Dog Named Gucci that takes a look at animal-abuse laws in the U.S. The tune, which also features Norah Jones, Aimee Mann and Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs, is expected to be released on April 16 in conjunction with the 2016 Record Store Day campaign.

READ MORE: http://www.classichitsandoldies.com/v2/69869/

One Voice - single VA
“One Voice” is heard during the closing credits of the documentary. Proceeds raised by the single will be donated to animal charities around the United States. A digital version of the track can be pre-ordered now at iTunes.

One Voice - Single by Various Artists

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-voice-single/id1077025931

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