24.5.2023 | Author: Queenie | Category: News
24.5.2023 | Author: Queenie | Category: News
In September 2021, after having been postponed several times, three QUEEN RELIVED by Queenie concerts took place at O2 arena in Prague. Seeing excitement of the public, we are happy to announce one more date for this marvellous show: May 18 and 19, 2023. Almost exactly three years from the first planned performance date, you can finally stresslessly enjoy the unique atmosphere of this spectacular show and bathe in a most authentic experience of Queen's phenomenal music as presented by Michael Kluch and the band Queenie.
Those who attended the event in September 2021 as well as those who couldn't join on the rescheduled date can look forward to a grandiose show commemorating the glory of the band that redefined the history of rock music. „We refunded over 10 000 tickets, so we practically owe this to many fans,“ says the band's secretary Martin Zoubek. Popular hits of the British icon will be played by the Czech group Queenie, which has been dedicated to Queen's repertoire for 17 years and is considered one of the most authentic tribute bands in the world. The experience will be completed by a majestic light and multimedia show supported by top-notch technologies of the 21st century. „While preparing the show, we already knew it would be impressive by the Czech standards, but did not want to risk using too big words. After the premiere, it became clear to us that we had created one of the most prominent shows ever to take place at O2 arena. We can without doubt promise that the forthcoming one will be spectacular too“, adds the frontman Michael Kluch.
The show is touchingly introduced by Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury's personal friend. The rest is an explosively lively experience. Stunning pyrotechnic effects, incredibly sharp image on the largest LCD screen ever used at O2 arena, an extensive golden-black stage of various shapes and height levels, from which two intersecting catwalks extend over curved bridges – all noticeably inspired by the show style of the greatest music stars. Exclusive lighting setup, together with four several-ton illuminated blocks which float, rotate and tilt above the stage, create an unforgettable play of lights and colours. The fifth illuminated block supports a piano with steps for the frontman, with whom it flies above the heads of the audience across half of the arena.
Sophisticated composition of the songs, together with their authentic rendition in the original tunes and arrangements, combined with the absolutely breathtaking performance by the band Queenie and the phenomenal voice of Michael Kluch, create the feeling as if you were watching a sequence of video clips of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen. Get carried away and experience the music of Queen at the height of their fame, as we remember them.
This is QUEEN RELIVED by Queenie.
Ten months after the gigantic Queen Relived show at the sold-out O2 Arena three times in a row, the internationally respected tribute band Queenie will return to the Czech audience on a brand new stage, created especially for the summer Universum Tour 2022. This includes a total of 14 open-air concerts, starting on 15 July in Pilsen and ending on 26 August at the Loket Amphitheatre. In addition to the traditional stops, the band will also visit new locations.
Audiences can look forward to precisely played and sung hits of the British Queen in original arrangements and keys, which the band, led by singer Michael Kluch, prides itself on. For this year's tour, the band will be performing several new songs, including Spread Your Wings and Death On Two Legs, and a bonus for fans will be Michael Kluch's first original solo track, Let Me, co-written with musician Michael Skorepa.
The author of the tour's stage design is Martin Hruška, who is also responsible for the set design of the Queenie concerts at the O2 arena. „It is a multi-storey variable stage dominated by two lighting blocks with hundreds of differently programmable light sources and a tilting, adjustable staircase. In short, we're going to have another good run around the stage. Our ambition is to put on a show worthy of a stadium band, albeit in more cosy surroundings,“ reveals frontman Michael Kluch.
The audience will be taken care of at the tour concerts from the moment they enter the venue, even before the first notes are heard from the stage. „We'll get them in the mood as soon as they arrive, for example by having themed catering based on the favourite foods or ingredients of Freddie Mercury and other members of Queen. Our intention is to deliver a more holistic experience than is common at concerts,“ Kluch explains. „The word "universum“ has a beautiful Czech equivalent, „veškerenstvo“. We are all part of everything, the energy has to flow and we will do everything we can to keep the audience in a good mood for days after our performance."
The opening act will be Světlo, a band from Havířov.
Thanks to the announced release of the government measures, QUEEN RELIVED will take place in Prague's O2 Arena on 3rd, 4th and 5th September in its full and originally planned scope.
We can't tell you how happy we are that after a year and a half, we and you will finally get to see the concerts! What's more, the O2 arena will open its doors with our concerts.
The tickets from 15/05/2020 (respectively from 11/09/2020) are valid for the date 03/09/2021
The tickets from 16/05/2020 (respectively from 12/09/2020) are valid for the date 04/09/2021
The tickets from 21/12/2020 are valid for the date 05/09/2021
According to the latest regulations, the organisers of cultural events have the opportunity to completely fill the audience capacity. Of course, subject to certain measures, which you already know and have worked within our UNIVERSUM Tour – these will not change:
As far as the 50% vaccinated to tested ratio is concerned, you don't have to worry about not getting into the concert. The overall capacity of the hall has a large reserve for these ratios and all audience members who have purchased or have yet to purchase a ticket will be able to fit into the concerts.
So find your tickets and get there. And if you don't have a ticket yet, buy one and come too.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
The fans of the Queenie music band with frontman Michael Kluch are about to enjoy a surprise –a spectacular online concert on Friday, 9 April 2021, 7 p.m. The band will utilize a unique visual stage set, including shots from a bird’s eye view. They promise a show unparalleled in the entire Czech online environment.Queenie have chosen a rather fitting name for this occasion: The Show Must Go Home; a slightly altered version of the name of the song The Show Must Go On written by Freddie Mercury and Queen. It is this legendary British band that Queenie pays tribute to with their concert shows and whose music they share with younger generations.
The online show is being prepared in reaction to the inquiries of fans missing live culture. „We have been living under strict restrictions for an entire year, and the end is still nowhere in sight. It is not only our favourite meeting places that are getting covered in dust, but also our souls. This is why we have heard the pleas of our fans and would thus like to add a spark of colour to their current grey daily routines,“ says Queenie frontman Michael Kluch about the circumstances of the online concert, and he adds: „The show must go on. And we want to make something very clear –life goes on, too! We still have a lot to look forward to, to live for. This is how we see it, anyway. We would like to support those who have given into sadness and exhaustion.“ At the same time, Queenie are very much aware of the non-transferability of a live concert and the atmosphere of small clubs as well as big arenas into a home environment. For this reason, the band has decided to approach the show differently and to offer their fans an experience they are not likely to get at a normal live concert.
On Stage and Backstage
It is not Queenie’s intention to hold a common musical stream consisting of a playlist only. TheShow Must Go Home offers an original approach to online concert-making that will transfer the spectator directly onto the stage. „We have decided to build a part of our stage from our future Queen Relived show for one evening and to create an online show with a spectacular visual stage set,“ says Michael Kluch, and he continues: "Those of you who had purchased a ticket to one of the O2 Arena concerts, fear not! This concert is going to be quite different. We are about to experience a different playlist, different costumes, different surprises. We are simply going to make use of a part of our stage in order to perform our vision of a 21st-century concert experience –albeit in an online form.”
The online environment may not provide the spectators with a live concert atmosphere; it will, nevertheless, allow them to imagine themselves on the stage as if during a live concert, and to enjoy Queenie as if the band played in their homes. In order to achieve this impression, we employ twelve cameras shooting the stage and the band members from all angles, as well as from a bird’s eye view. Apart from Queen’sfamous songs performed in original arrangements and keys, the spectators will also enjoy a tour of the backstage that is commonly unavailable to the public. They will get a unique chance to take a peek at the preparations for the show. They will be able to view the entire stage and its construction process. They will get to know the crew who handle everything, and observe sound and lighting technicians during their work. And, of course, they will be allowed to take a sneak peek at the band’s changing room.
„The Show Must Go Home will be unique in all aspects. I would venture to say that in the Czech online environment, a similar show is a completely unprecedented occurrence. The stage on which we will play is larger than normal live concerts. Despite the fact that it isan online streaming event, we want to be completely authentic and perfect to a tee –as if it were a live concert. As usual, no detail is too small, we try to exceed the already high standards,“ says Michael Kluch on the promised extraordinary experience.
Experience it all without the need to leave the comfort and safety of your
Put simply: The Show Must Go Home!
When: Friday 9th April 2021, at 7:00 PM
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/…396351025385
7.9.2020 | Author: Queenie | Category: News
At our concerts we often saw you, our fans, with handmade T-shirts. This inspired us to create our unique merchandise and, together with it, the brand by Queenie.
We could make another boring merch line with the band's logo on the chest printed over the cheapest textile on the market. But we said NO! Our goal was to create a distinctive design for clothes that you would be able to put on not only for a concert, thus supporting its great atmosphere, but also as a stylish piece for everyday wear.
This is reflected in the first edition, for which we have created a unique and original design based on the iconic colors: yellow and white.
All T-shirts are made of 100% organic cotton of the Stanley/Stella brand in fair wear workshops (cloth bags are made of 80% recycled cotton and 20% recycled polyester). Everything is screen-printed by hand thanks to raster graphics, and the multi-colored motifs can also create an optical illusion, for example when viewed through a mobile phone camera.
We have decorated our T-shirts, tank tops and cloth bags with the letter „Q“ labels woven with a golden glittering thread. Moreover, none of the merch is packed in plastic bags – we use paper boxes for sale. Our new logo is also included.
Together with the merch, we have also created a beautiful eye-catching stand, which you will find at Queenie‘s concerts and at which you will be able to buy clothes and other accessories.
By the way, have you tasted our beer yet?
Everything is available at the new E-Shop: shop.queenie.cz
In exactly 8 days, the world premiere of the mega show Queen Relived by Queenie of the band Queenie led by Michael Kluch was supposed to take place at O2 Arena in Prague. Up until now, despite the complicated limitations related to the coronavirus, things looked very promising. But after all, the producer, organizing team and representatives of the arena were forced to cancel these shows in both September and December! We have agreed with O2 Arena that the new dates for all three concerts will be set in exactly one year from today, namely on September 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2021.)
In the past weeks, we have had numerous and very demanding meetings with the representatives of O2 Arena, the Chief Hygienist of the Czech Republic and the Prime Minister. After the presentation of detailed safety measures, everyone was willing to allow this absolutely unique show, which had already had to be rescheduled from spring, to happen this time. Thanks to the fact that the arena offers spacious premises, many entrances and separated sectors, 44-meter high ceilings and air conditioning system with the option of use without the internal circuit, we were able to propose a really safe way of organizing our performances.
The approved security measures regarding separation of the audience into sectors for up to 400 people, providing proper entrances and separating them from the staff allowed us to achieve the required attendance. But unlike at other events, there can be no standing audience during a music production. „We have 5000 people with standing-room tickets in two days and we do not want to disappoint them. We would have to arrange seats right in the floor area for 3000 of them, move some into different seated sections and send the rest home, and we really cannot do that. It would not be ethical, and neither would be seating the audience in the first rows in front of the 2-meter high stage, not to mention that a large part of our show would take place on the bridges in the center of the hall – that is, behind them. Even the compromise suggestion of dividing the standing audience into six separate groups, with a separate entrance into the hall and to the respective area for each group, did not pass. We really can't accept the option without the standing part of the audience. As even after Tuesday's meeting of the Security Council nor after the the Prime Minister’s intercession we were not allowed to have at least part of the audience in the standing section, we, together with the O2 Arena representatives, have decided to postpone the concerts to the aforementioned new dates,“ explains Michael Kluch, the frontman of Queenie.
Holders of tickets for May 15th, 2020 (September 11th, 2020) will enjoy the premiere of the show on September 3rd, 2021, holders of tickets for May 16th, 2020 (September 12th, 2020) will see the concert on September 4th, 2021 and holders of tickets for December 21st, 2020 will come to the show on September 5th, 2021.
„We kindly ask the audience to understand the situation, which we are not to blame for, and to remain tolerant. All other detailed information will be published on FB, IG and the website www.queenie.cz, as well as on the website of O2 Arena. Thank you for your patience and support, which we greatly appreciate, and thank you also for all the positive feedback. It means a lot to us,“ add the frontman Michael Kluch and the band Queenie, producer Martin Zoubek, and the team of O2 Arena.
13.8.2020 | Author: Queenie | Category: News
It had never occurred to us that one day we would present this drink, which has a particularly rich tradition in our latitudes, under our own brand.
The idea of brewing Queenie beer was born back in 2016 in the mind of the owner of the Panaczech brewery, Mr. Ondřej Vrkoč, when he attended the band's concert at the Krkonoše Beer Festival in Vrchlabí.
„How about we take our and English malts, hops and yeasts, choose the best of what both our countries offer and create a perfect symbiosis for a unique taste experience?“
Oh, good old England. We have been looking at its distant shores for centuries, and yet we hardly realize how much we actually have in common. We laugh at quite similar things, we make fun of religion, we are close in our music tastes and culture in general, and especially: both our nations are, quite unsurprisingly, considered beer-loving nations. Could that perhaps be an example of the imaginary communicating vessels?
The idea of uniting what makes our beer good with what our fellow beer enthusiasts on the other side of the channel enjoy has matured over several years. During this time, the vision of the recipe has been becoming increasingly clear. The core part, based on the English types of beer, would be enriched with the Czech tradition of beer brewing and the heart of the music itself, to make it feel as if the legendary rhythms which pulsated across the world stadiums were bubbling on the tongue.
Based on discussions with the band, the head brewmaster of the Panaczech brewery, Mr. David Nedoma, created the recipe for Queenie beer, which includes factors from both England and the Czech Republic so as to perfectly capture, figuratively saying, the flavour scene of the English legend's music as performed by our Czech band.
The result thereof is our ten-degree beer with Pilsner yeast, Žatec hops, English malts and a royal golden color.
In short, good old England spiced up with good old Czechia!
Now also available at our E-Shop.
During the „floating“ press conference on the Vltava river aboard the Bohemia Rhapsody boat provided by Prague Boats, the band QUEENIE announced, among other things, the amazing news: as the first Czech band ever, they have received a prestigious offer to make a World Tour in large concert halls in 2022.
The show Queen Relived by Queenie had been prepared for a world tour since the beginning. Already during the creation stage, the production & organization team offered this show to the world's largest promoters and invited them to the concert at O2 Arena.
"We are already in touch with some seriously interested parties who would like to see the show first, but a promoter from South Korea decided not to wait and proposed the purchase of 12 to 16 performances in 2022, with continuation of the series of concerts in the coming years. After several months of negotiations, last week we signed a contract with this promoter!
Currently, we know that the concerts will take place in large halls in South Korea with regional overlap and will have the format of major international stars‘ shows. Thus they will be consistent with the concept which we will present at the premiere at O2 Arena in Prague. The dates and exact locations will be confirmed later. Due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis, the promoter in South Korea does not yet know whether it will be possible to start the tour already in spring or in autumn 2022. Meanwhile, negotiations with interested prominent promoters from Europe and other regions are underway too,“ shared the executive producer of the project Martin Zoubek.
"We are very much looking forward to enjoying the show at O2 Arena with our fans, as despite being constantly involved in all the preparations, even we still can't fully imagine what the audience will experience there in September and December. It will be a unique show with an incredible stage, a huge screen and the light, audiovisual and pyrotechnic effects of the Hollywood format,“ says the frontman of the band QUEENIE Michael Kluch happily.
The first two concerts (rescheduled for September) were sold out within a quarter of a year and, as stated by O2 Arena, QUEENIE is the first Czech performer to sell them out to the very last available ticket.
The scene itself amazes even with the numbers alone. The dimensions of the stage are: 21 meters in height, 55 meters in length and 33 meters at its widest point. The equipment and pre-made parts of the stage and decorations will be transported by 28 trucks. During the first time, it will take over 40 hours to build the platform, but at the following concerts everything should be put together in less than a day. The author of the whole construction is the show designer Martin Hruška, who is one of the twenty most sought-after show designers in the world. The light effects of the entire spectacular show are responsibility of the light designer Lukáš Patzenhauer, who is already now with Queenie on their summer tour.
The author of the band's costumes for this project is the famous costume designer Roman Šolc.
More than twenty people and about ten different suppliers with hundreds of employees work together to prepare and create the show. The installation and uninstallation of the stage alone and work during the concerts will involve more than 300 other people of various professions.
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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!