Press Release: The Queen Extravaganza back to Brazil in September




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The QuEx are heading back to Brazil! After the resounding success of their first-ever tour in Brazil in May, the band is returning in September for another round of shows!

Show dates:

The QuEx are heading back to Brazil! After the resounding success of their first-ever tour in Brazil in May, the band is returning in September for another round of shows!

The band will perform the following dates: September 12th – São Paulo, Credicard Hall

September 13th – Belo Horizonte, Km de Vantagens Hall

September 14th – Rio de Janeiro, Vivo Rio 

September 15th – Vitória, Espaço Patrick Ribeiro

September 17th – Brasilia – Centro de Convenções Ulysses Guimarães.

Ticket Sales:

June 26th at 10:00 AM*: Pre-sale for Clube Shows Members for Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasília shows / Pre-sale for Credicard Hall cardholders for Sao Paulo show @

June 27th at 10.00 AM – Pre-sale for Clube Shows Members for Vitória show @

June 28th at 10:00AM* – General sales for Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Vitoria and Brasília show @

June 29th at 10:00 AM* – General sales for Sao Paulo show @

(*All times are local São Paulo time)

After the resounding success of the first Tour in Brazil in May, The Queen Extravaganza, a band produced by Queen’s bandmates and original members – iconic drummer Roger Taylor and legendary guitarist Brian May – returns to Brazil in September with an spectacular show featuring the best version of the glorious music of the fantastic rock band Queen.

“Queen Extravaganza is a show especially designed to allow new fans, along with past fans, to celebrate Queen’s music at a breathtaking event, Taylor says. “It’s very spectacular, it’s very visual, there will be some shocks and some tremendous surprises. It will be a celebration of rock in the Royal tradition.”

The band will perform on September 12th in São Paulo at Credicard Hall, on September 13th in Belo Horizonte at Km de Vantagens Hall, on September 14th in Rio de Janeiro at Vivo Rio, on September 15th in Vitória at Espaço Patrick Ribeiro and on September 17th in Brasilia at Centro de Convenções Ulysses Guimarães.

Besides Taylor and May production, the show has been musically directed by long time Queen keyboard player Spike Edney, although he does not Tour with Queen Extravaganza. The show was projected by long time Queen creative team, Ric Lipson from Stufish and for the light designer Rob Sinclair

. The 90 minutes show, presents more than 20 Queen classics based on the band biggest hits: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,” “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” “A Kind of Magic,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Somebody to Love,” e “Killer Queen” as well as other Queen successes.

Brian May says: “Fans of the Queen! This may be your only chance to see ALL the great Queen successes performed immaculately – LIVE !!”

The band is formed by hand-picked musicians chosen by Roger & Brian. “These guys are amazingly talented with their perfect and shiny recreation of our songs.” says Roger Taylor.

QuEx Line Up

Vocals: Alirio Netto

Alírio Netto joined the Queen Extravaganza in 2018. In the studio or on stage, his powerful voice impressed Roger and Brian when he performed as Galileo in the Brazilian production of the musical We Will Rock You in 2016.

In his resume, Alírio accumulates awards as for his role as Judas in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as numerous accolades from the public and criticism as a vocalist. “

Alírio is not only a superlative singer, but he is a great showman who presents our songs with tremendous talent” says Roger Taylor

Keyboards and MD: Darren Reeves (UK)
Darren has been keyboardist for Queen Extravaganza since 2015 and was keyboardist for the London version of the show We Will Rock You.

Bass: François-Olivier Doyon (Canada)
François has been at Queen Extravaganza since the first auditions in 2011, when he topped hundreds of candidates.

Drummer: Marco Briatore (Italy)
Marco first came to our attention as drummer in the support band ‘Electric Pyramid’ on Queen Extravaganza’s UK tours. He is an accomplished recording artist both playing and singing on numerous projects as well as his excellent live skills. We are excited to be welcoming him on his first tour as drummer in Queen Extravaganza.

Guitarist: Nick Radcliffe (UK)
Nick first joined Queen Extravaganza in 2015 having performed in We Will Rock You’s London show as well as working with a wide range of artists & shows from Tony Hadley, The Official Motown Musical & Nik Kershaw