PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the return of One Night of Queen, a rock tribute concert that emulates the spirit and passion of rock icon Freddie Mercury, at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Byham Theater.
Performed by musician Gary Mullen and The Works, this 1980s-style rock concert pays tribute to the stage theatrics and music of British band Queen guaranteed to be "accurately and faithfully performed with the feel of the original preserved," according to the BBC.
The concert is part of the 2010-11 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.
Formed in 2000 by Gary Mullen, One Night of Queen has toured virtually non-stop around the U.K., U.S., Germany, Portugal, France, Holland and New Zealand, playing in theaters, festivals and arenas to sold-out crowds. Brian May, the former guitarist and song writer for Queen raves that, "Gary bears a remarkable likeness to Freddie, not only in emulating Freddie's unique stage persona but also accurately reproducing Freddie's live vocal style and range."
The tribute band will perform Queen mega-hits such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We are the Champions," "Killer Queen," "You're My Best Friend," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Radio Ga Ga," "Under Pressure," "Another One Bites the Dust" and many others. Gary Mullen, vocals, will be accompanied by band members David Brockett on lead guitar; Billy Moffat on bass guitar; Jonathan Evans on drums; and Malcolm Gentles on keyboards.
Tickets range from $26.25 to $45.25 and may be purchased at the box office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave.; online at www.pgharts.org; or by calling (412) 456-6666. To purchase 10 or more tickets at special discounted rates, call (412) 471-6930.