March 29 @ 7:30 PM
Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple
Killer Queen’s first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there decades earlier. The band’s UK popularity grew to such an extent they soon secured a residency in London’s Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage – the first tribute to have a show in the West End. Killer Queen’s reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad leading to an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness who presented them with the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band.” They also scored a number one hit when they they were asked to recreate Queen’s harmonies for “The Real Life” with Fatboy Slim.
By now, they were in demand in European arenas playing Ahoy, where the now reformed Queen would be performing only a few months later. They were delighted to sell out Forest National Arena where Queen filmed the concert set piece videos such as Hammer To Fall and Don’t Stop Me Now. Killer Queen then joined forces with Bjorn Again and The Bootleg Beatles for a Waverley Stadium show in Edinburgh. It was this performance that led to the band being selected to represent Queen in a re-staged tribute LiveAid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof. They performed with him at his arena charity concert to raise funds for the homeless.
In 2016 Killer Queen set their sights on America including the awe inspiring Red Rocks Arena in Colorado – one of the countries most prestigious venues. The Beatles, Springsteen, U2 have all played there and the band are delighted it’s become a regular fixture on Killer Queen’s tour sheet. By 2020 the band were pulling huge arena audiences in Cardiff Motorpoint, Liverpool and Nottingham. 2021 sees them back on the road ready to delight huge audiences the world over.
Tickets for Killer Queen start at $35 (plus fees) and will be available for purchase beginning January 13 at 10 AM at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster. For more information or to view a full schedule of events, visit SCCMT.org.