Time to start practising your Queen sing-alongs – Freddie Mercury doppelganger Marc Martel is bringing his band and stage show to New Zealand. If you are one of the millions worldwide to have pushed the Oscar-winning Freddie biopic Bohemian Rhapsody to more than $1 billion in box office earnings, Marc’s Ultimate Queen Celebration is the perfect encore. Even Queen guitarist Brian May couldn’t tell whether it was Freddie or Marc singing on some of the film’s songs, and its producer, Graham King, says he doesn’t think the film would have happened “if we didn’t have Marc”. Tickets for Marc Martel’s Ultimate Queen Celebration are on sale already, so don’t wait for the hammer to fall and leave you ga-ga, get in quick and He Will Rock You.
Ultimate Queen Celebration
Aug 28 – Opera House, Wellington
Aug 29 – Claudelands Arena, Hamilton
Aug 30 – ASB Theatre, Auckland
Sep 1 – Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch