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One Night of Queen
March 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
One Night of Queen is a stunning live 2-hour concert recreating and celebrating the music of Queen. Mark your 2016 calendars for 7 p.m. Sunday, March 6 when Gary Mullen and the Works brings the legendary rock band to life at the historic Celebrity Theatre.
Fans know Queen classics such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Killer Queen,” “Fat Bottomed Girls” and “Another One Bites the Dust” so well that these tunes have become rock anthems. But since few were able see the group’s legendary front man Freddie Mercury in person before he died of complications due to AIDs in 1991, the chance to watch someone as talented as Gary Mullen work his magic is a genuine treat. Wearing tight white pants, some ancient Adidas sneakers and often little else, the shirtless faux Mercury busts some moves that would shock Chris Buttars. According to Mullen, “This would be the most fun you can have with your clothes on.”
This is no cheesy Vegas stage show. Mullen, backed by a crack four-piece band, uses sophisticated lighting and an uncanny ability to connect with an audience to almost fool folks into thinking he’s the real deal. The fact that Mullen has an incredible voice range only adds to the total Queen experience. Mullen delivers in a way that has people of all ages on their feet clapping and dancing to the music.
Mullen has been a lifelong Queen fan. His career as Freddie Mercury started in 2000, when his wife and his mother secretly applied to the Granada British TV talent show Stars in Their Eyes. Mullen’s vocal and visual imitation of Mercury won him the overall Live Grand Final, polling 864,838 votes, more than double the runner up and setting the all-time record for votes on the show. In 2002, Mullen created One Night of Queen and formed his band The Works. He was personally invited by Brian May to attend the Queen & Paul Rodgers show in Cardiff, Wales and was thrilled to be introduced to Brian backstage after the show.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets ($35 and $45) are on sale now at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.