Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the return of One Night of Queen, a rock tribute concert that emulates the spirit and passion of rock icon Freddie Mercury, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 7:30 p.m., at the Byham Theater. Performed by musician Gary Mullen & The Works, this 80’s rock concert pays tribute to the stage theatrics and music of British band Queen guaranteed to be "accurately and faithfully performed with the feel of the original preserved (BBC).” This concert is part of the 2010-2011 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.
Formed in 2000 by Gary Mullen, One Night of Queen has toured virtually non-stop around the U.K., U.S.A., Germany, Portugal, France, Holland, and New Zealand, playing in theaters, festivals, and arenas to sold-out crowds. Brian May, the former guitarist and song writer for Queen raves that, "Gary bears a remarkable likeness to Freddie, not only in emulating Freddie’s unique stage persona but also accurately reproducing Freddie’s live vocal style and range."
The tribute band will perform Queen mega-hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” “You’re My Best Friend”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Under Pressure,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many others. Gary Mullen, vocals, will be accompanied by band members David Brockett - lead guitar, Billy Moffat - bass guitar, Jonathan Evans - drums and Malcolm Gentles - keyboards. One Night of Queen will ROCK YOU! “As tribute bands go, there can be none better than this. Superb.” (Blackpool Gazette)
Tickets ($26.25 - $45.25) for One Night of Queen on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., at the Byham Theater, may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, online at www.pgharts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. To purchase 10 or more tickets at special discounted rates, please call (412) 471-6930.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is the cultural and economic development of Pittsburgh’s 14-block Cultural District through public and private support. The Trust presents and encourages diverse performing and visual arts programs within the District, and is an impetus for additional development in downtown Pittsburgh. In addition to the Trust Presents series, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, Pittsburgh Dance Council, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater and Children’s Festival, CD Live, JazzLive, First Night Pittsburgh, Gallery Crawl, and Three Rivers Arts Festival, among other Cultural District and arts events. The Trust owns Theater Square and the Cabaret at Theater Square; James E Rohr Building & Arts Education Center; the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts; Byham, O’Reilly, and Harris Theaters; visual arts galleries: Wood Street Galleries, at 601 Wood Street; SPACE, at 812 Liberty Avenue and 937 Liberty; a multipurpose performance and exhibit space, among other downtown arts facilities. www.pgharts.org