WABASH — Radio station 101.9 ROCKS will welcome “Killer Queen – The Premier Tribute to Queen” when it pays homage to Queen and the late Freddie Mercury on Saturday, July 13, at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater.
Corporate sponsorship for “Killer Queen” is provided by Lowden Jewelers. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are $29, $39 and $75.
Killer Queen formed back in 1993. Their first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there 21 years earlier.
“It’s been an amazing journey,” said lead singer Patrick Myers. “That first show changed my life. We thought our band would last maybe a summer at the most but it’s a very addictive thing performing these songs! The concerts grew and grew and we’ve ended up playing and selling out the same arenas that Queen played at their peak.”
By 1995, Killer Queen’s UK popularity had grown to such an extent they secured a residency in London’s Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage – the first tribute to have a show in the West End. The band’s reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad. In 1999, they returned from a tour of Europe and Russia for an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness. He announced they had won the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band.”
In 2016, Killer Queen set their sights on America including the awe-inspiring Red Rocks Arena in Colorado, one of the country’s most prestigious venues. The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and U2 have all played there and the band is delighted that it has become a regular fixture on Killer Queen’s tour sheet.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.honeywellcenter.org or by calling the Honeywell Center Box Office at (260) 563-1102.