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The summer tour will be!

After the unplanned „holidays“ we are going back to the stages and we will definitely not be modest. We are already preparing several of our own concerts in July and in August we will meet you on a planned open air tour „Under the open sky“.

This spring was complicated due to the emergency situation, but life is returning to normal and also we are going back to the stages.

Right from the 5th of July we will perform in Turnov, on the 15th of July we will start a successful tour from the last year „Under the open sky“, symbolically on the last venue of the last year's tour in Jindřichův Hradec.

On the 17th of July, we will meet you at the Prague Exhibition Grounds in the beautiful Lucerna Music Bar Open Air complex, where we plan to try some songs planned for the QUEEN RELIVED concerts at the O2 arena. Come test them with us, we are interested in your feedback! :-)

On tje 20th of July we will perform in Český Krumlov and on the 31st of July in Mikulov will start the month on the tour „Under the open sky“.

In this year's tour, in addition to music, we will also bring you our „The Miracle stage“, the stage with scenery inspired by the clip The Miracle of the band Queen. It will be the first time that we will present this unique stage to a wider audience outside Brno, where we exclusively showed it in the SONO music club.

For more information about the concerts, the admission, etc., please visit the Concerts. section of our website.

We are looking forward to you!

Queen Relived postponed from May to September

Statement by the Queen Relived 2020 organizers on postponement of the concerts with regard to the government regulation:

Unfortunately, in view of the government's de­cision prohibiting all events until further notice, our concerts cannot happen on the original scheduled dates of May 15 and 16, 2020. Moreover, our foreign suppliers cannot deliver their technologies for the rehearsals, without which the show cannot be prepared now. The decision to change the dates of our concerts is therefore the only possible solution. Queen Relived 2020 by Queenie will take place on September 11 and 12, 2020. All previously purchased tickets remain valid for the new dates and do not need to be replaced – the tickets for Friday, May 15, 2020, will now be valid for Friday, September 11, 2020, and the tickets for Saturday, May 16, 2020, will apply for Saturday, September 12, 2020, respectively. The date of our concert on December 21, 2020 remains unchanged.

We are all upset and sorry about these complications, but we still hope that you will support us and we will enjoy the concerts all together. The Queen Relived team

The third QUEEN RELIVED concert will take place in December!

Dear fans,

we are very happy that we have one very fresh news for you. It is incredible how much interest in our show is! Both May dates of our concerts in O2 arena Prague are hopelessly sold out, so we decided to add a third term!

The first appropriate date is in December, so we will repeat QUEEN RELIVED by Queenie on December 21, 2020, again in one of the largest European arenas – O2 arena.

Tickets will be available from March 3 at 10am in Ticketmaster and Ticketportal. Come with us to experience the time in which Freddie Mercury captivated the whole world from the concert stages. We really appreciate your interest and we are looking forward to everyone! Thank you!

Partnery akce:

O2 arena
TicketPortal CZ
Ticketmaster
Frekvence 1

Tickets:

http://bit.ly/QueenRelived
http://bit.ly/…Ticketmaster

www.queenrelived.eu
www.O2arena.cz
www.queenie.cz

May and Taylor signed a certificate for Queenie

This May, Queenie had a great honor to accept Leoš Mareš‘s invitation to play on the stage of O2 Arena as his guests. At each of the three sold out mega concerts Queenie made a performance mapping the legendary charity show by Queen at Live AID in Wembley in 1985.

We got a great opportunity to try a super big stage. This was very useful for us, for at that time we had already had our own concerts at O2 Arena in preparation. It was a big commitment, Leoš is awesome and we couldn't afford doing something wrong,” says the band unanimously. “Since Live AID was a charity concert, we decided to donate the fee to the Mercury Phoenix Trust. It was founded after Mercury's death by the remaining Queen members and helps to fight HIV/AIDS worldwide,” adds the frontman Michael Kluch.

However, a big surprise came in December, when the band received a certificate of their donation signed by Brian May and Roger Taylor. “It made us very happy! We did not expect this at all, we were not even aware that any such certificates were ever granted. We support Freddie for a Day every year, and this time, since we were playing Live AID, there was no doubt about maintaining the charitable nature of the show. We just sent a few crowns and didn't think about it any further.”

Radio Ga Ga from the performance at Leoš Mareš‘s show:

More photos inside the article.

We are adding the second concert at O2 Arena – May 16, 2020!

That's right! You yourselves have convinced us that all of you cannot fit into just one hall, so we have added the second show the day after the first one.

On Saturday, May 16, 2020, there will be the second QUEEN RELIVED by Queenie concert, which will bring you back to the days when Freddie Mercury captivated the whole world from the concert stages.

The music of the famous Queen with their legendary frontman will return on stage through the successful band QUEENIE, which is considered one of the best tribute bands in the world. Live and in original tunes, they will play their precise show in the second biggest concert hall in Europe.

In cooperation with the show & stage designer Martin Hruška, who has worked on projects for e.g. Leoš Mareš, Marpo, Lucie and even Madonna, the music of Queen will come to life again on the pompous stage worthy of Freddie Mercury himself. Do not miss the QUEEN RELIVED world tour premiere and experience the atmosphere of a concert of the biggest band of the Eighties.

Tickets are available on the Ticketportal and Ticketmaster network in the price range from 990 CZK to 1890 CZK.

Partners of the event:

O2 arena
TicketPortal CZ
Ticketmaster
Frekvence 1

Tickets:

http://bit.ly/QueenRelived
http://bit.ly/…Ticketmaster
www.queenrelived.eu
www.O2arena.cz
www.queenie.cz

Michael Kluch nominated for Thálie Award (alternative to Tony award)

Although the band Queenie has already discontinued Prague musical Freddie (we wrote more on the topic here), the exceptionality of the show produced by Karel Janák is now further acknowledged by the nomination of our frontman Michael Kluch for Thálie Award (Czech alternative to the Tony Award) by the Acting Association for his extraordinary performance in the role of Freddie Mercury.

It is a very nice conclusion to our work on Freddie. The musical could not have been made without us, and although in the extended Thálie nomination they nominated me specifically, this means recognition of our whole band for the work we did on the musical. I am proud of us,” comments Michael with excitement in his face.

Congratulations to Michael and the band on behalf of the whole editorial board.

Freddie Mercury will come back to life at O2 Arena during the Queen Relived show

Fans of one of the greatest music bands of all the time, Queen, can look forward to a big event. On May 15, 2020, the concert show named Queen Relived will take place at O2 Arena in Prague, commemorating the glory of the band that changed the course of rock music history. Popular hits of the British icon will be played by the Czech band Queenie, which is considered one of the best tribute bands in the world. The music experience will be supported by an impressive light and multimedia show. Concert tickets will become available in the coming days.

The whole concert show will be a celebration and a commemoration of the famous band. “With this concert, we want to create an atmosphere which the audience would experience at a real concert with Freddie Mercury. We decided to create a stage worthy of concerts of the world's biggest bands,” says Martin Zoubek on behalf of the organizing agency.

Famous songs, which are still aired by radio stations worldwide, will be played by the Czech band Queenie. It is one of the most successful and recognized tribute groups ever. They play the songs of Queen in authentic arrangements and costumes, and play them like no one else. The band Queenie was formed thirteen years ago and since then has had over 1 200 concerts, one fourth of them abroad, including several tours e.g. in Scandinavia or Belgium, a show in Vietnam, a performance at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival, where Queen played in the Eighties, and concerts at the birthday celebration of the British Queen Elizabeth II or of Dominik Hašek.

“We have state-of-the-art equipment, lights and large screens. It will be the biggest concert ever performed in our „tribute“ genre. We have involved the show and stage designer Martin Hruška, who is a worldwide recognized professional and who in the past worked for the biggest stars, including Madonna,” says Michael Kluch, frontman of the band, whose portrayal of Freddie Mercury can give the goosebumps to the audience.

The show has big ambitions. In the future, the band plans to go on a European and world tour with it to further spread the legacy of the legendary Queen. With a bombastic stage design and songs in their original arrangements and tunes – which is nearly impossible, considering Mercury's phe­nomenal vocal range – this is a plan that must work out.

Hruška's ambitious scene design for the upcoming Queen Relived show features not only a giant stage but also a „bridge“ in the form of two long arrows stretching through the entire hall. Thanks to that, the audience will have the musicians practically within arm‘s reach. The lighting design of the concert will make use of the latest technologies and methods.

Queen Relived show will take place at O2 Arena in Prague on May 15, 2020. Tickets will be available from September 11, 2019 on the Ticketportal network in the price range from 990 CZK to 1 890 CZK.

Queenie at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival

Queen, David Bowie, Phil Collins, Deep Purple and other prominent musicians have performed here during the 53-year history of this legendary Swiss festival. It is an immense honor for us to be a part of it now. We are happy and proud to have participated in this event along with this year's guests incl. Elton John, Sting, Slash, Tom Jones, Janet Jackson, ZZ Top and Quincy Jones.

This year, on July 6th, a new concert stage moving across the whole Geneva lake, known as the „Rock Boat“, was unveiled – and there, in the middle of the lake under the Alps, we played the premiere show as the main band on its deck. We became the first ever tribute band to perform at this festival. It was a marvelous experience, which became even more special when the first tones of the Bohemian Rhapsody resounded in front of the statue of Mercury, as if the captain had read our playlist. A very intense and unforgettable moment. And for the song Under Pressure we had a special guest, amazing Milan Šatník!

Montreux is an awesome place, which many bands and artists (including Queen) visited to live, create and record. We had already performed here twice before, participating in Freddie Mercury memorials in 2008 and in 2017. This year, however, it was our first time here at an event not directly related to Queen.

We would like to thank everyone and especially our wonderful audience. We are happy!

Queenie as Leoš Mareš‘s guests 3x at O2 Arena

On January 20th, our phone rang, and Leoš Mareš was on the other end. From that moment until yesterday evening we had to keep a secret!

It has already become a tradition that Leoš Mareš organizes spectacular concerts with great stage sets, modern shows and popular guests. This year he has had the idea of inviting Queenie and letting the audience take a look into the past at the legendary Queen's show at Live AID at Wembley in 1985. Yesterday the first of his three sold out concerts took place; today and tomorrow two more are coming.

When we first heard about this idea, it seemed crazy, but we immediately got inspired by it and after yesterday's show we can say that this Leoš‘s idea was absolutely great! We enjoyed it a lot, the audience was outright electrifying. It was an amazing experience, but also a great responsibility. We decided to donate the fee to the Mercury Phoenix Trust. We found it to be the right thing to do, as the show was an interpretation of Live AID, and Leoš Mareš agreed! Many thanks to Leoš for the invitation! There's no one here who could have have achieved what he has. We are looking forward to discovering what he will surprise everyone with next year,” add Queenie unanimously.

edit: Radio Ga Ga from the performance at Leoš Mareš‘s show:

More photos inside the article.

Freddie the musical has closed

On March 19, 2019 the musical performance of Radek Brzobohatý Theater, Freddie, was played for the last time in the completely full theater in Jablonec nad Nisou.

Under Karel Janák direction, a rather sharp script turned into a remarkable work of art, mainly thanks to the superb interpretation of the legendary band‘s songs, which were played live by Queenie, one of the world's most renowned Queen tribute bands. Their frontman, Michael Kluch, starred as Freddie Mercury, and together with the band, Jiří Korn (band manager’s repre­sentative), and other protagonists they presented a fascinating, breathtaking performance full of emotions. The artists on the packed stage were rewarded with a thunderous final applause including a standing ovation. This last performance of the musical, organized outside of Prague, was a somewhat secret but very pompous farewell to the audience.

We have asked Michael Kluch, who plays the lead role as Freddie Mercury: What was behind such an unexpected end?

“I'm very sad about it, both for myself and the band and for the other artists who spent a lot of time and energy preparing this performance and expected the result of their effort to last. It is obvious that none of the performers can influence the copyright factors. That is purely a matter of production.”

Am I to understand that the theater‘s copyright ended with this performance?

“We don't even know exactly how it was done with the copyright. We know only that there was some conflict regarding an infringement of the copyright in this performance, which is why today it was probably the last time we played it. A new version is being prepared. The new script’s concept would not need the approval of the Queen group copyright holders, but for now it does not seem promising.

Is the script not good?

“I don't want to evaluate the script as such, but Queen without Queen?! That's nonsense to me. Culture is supposed to entertain and enrich people, not to look for ways to bypass some rules – that's not how we want to be. With the band, we perform all over the world and we do care how people abroad see us and what they say about us. If we want to be a proud nation, we can't just constantly work around things in some cunning ways.”

So will you and Queenie not take part in the next version?

“I don’t think so at the moment. We are proud of our previous work on the musical, we enjoyed doing it and we would be glad to continue with the original version. However, if it‘s true that the authors‘ consent has never been issued at all, our efforts to carry on with this project would most likely be pointless. As I have already mentioned, we cannot, and indeed do not want to, participate in something that infringes copyright.”

What’s the situation with the copyright and Queenie?

“For organizing concerts, the consent of the authors is not necessary – only the organizer of each event where we play pays the authors royalties according to the rules. We do not need to handle that part.”

What are you preparing in the near future?

“We are planning a lot of concerts both in our country and around the world, even though, unfortunately, we cannot be everywhere. In April we will play in Sweden and Costa Rica, but Prague fans can enjoy our show on April 16, from 19:00, at Retro Music Hall. In May, besides Denmark and Prague, we will bring our Queen Relived show to Olomouc, Pilsen and České Budějovice, where the concert tickets are already sold out. I can't remember all the concerts we've arranged, but we will also play in other cities, so hopefully there will be something for every fan. We are also preparing one special pearl, but that one is still a secret.”

Which concert are you looking forward to most?

“We look forward to all our concerts, and we enjoy them to the fullest. If I should name just one though, I am thinking of our most recent addition – we have been invited to the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, with Sir Elton John as its main star this year.