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We Will Rock You: Queen Tribute Show Rolls through Houston

The Queen Extravaganza, which bills itself as “the official Queen tribute show,” comes to Houston’s House of Blues Sept. 11

 
FILE - In this July 20, 1986 file photo, Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury performs, in Germany. Queen guitarist Brian May says an asteroid in Jupiter's orbit has been named after the band's late frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 70th birthday, it was reported on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. May says the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre has designated an asteroid discovered in 1991, the year of Mercury's death, as "Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury."
In this July 20, 1986 file photo, Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury performs, in Germany. 

If you’ve gone to any movies this summer, it’s likely you’ve seen a trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about musician Freddie Mercury and the legendary rock band Queen.

While that film isn’t out until early November, you can catch a different celebration of the band’s music Sept. 11 at Houston’s House of Blues, where The Queen Extravaganza — which bills itself as “the official Queen tribute show” — will perform dozens of the band’s hits.

Queen Extravaganza
Queen Extravaganza, which bills itself as “the official Queen tribute show,” performs onstage.

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn talks with the band’s drummer, Tyler Warren, about his first exposure to Queen and forming the group under the guidance of actual Queen band members Roger Taylor and Brian May.

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