Bury St Edmunds: Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May and rock singer Kerry Ellis to play at Apex
QUEEN guitarist Brian May and Suffolk-born rock singer Kerry Ellis are teaming up for a show at the Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, it was announced today, for the opening night of a countrywide tour.
After the success of a sell-out charity show, Anthems: The Concert, at London’s Royal Albert Hall, in May 2011, their UK tour of Anthems: The Tour and the release of the pair’s single Defying Gravity, Kerry and Brian are taking their new acoustic show on the road across the UK throughout November.
The Born Free Tour promises to impress and entertain audiences with its fusion of Ellis’s voice and May’s guitar performances – all in support of the world famous Born Free Foundation.
The 11 special performances on tour, which starts on November 5, in Bury, is set to electrify audiences with rock superstar, Queen guitarist May performing new arrangements of songs he has specially chosen to be sung by Ellis, accompanying her on both guitar and vocals.
May says: “Kerry is now acknowledged as a phenomenon, equally at home in musical theatre and rock. I was convinced from the moment we worked together on We Will Rock You nine years ago, that she was destined to be a worldwide star. The challenge was to develop songs and arrangements to allow that amazing voice to reach its true potential.”
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The Born Free Tour follows a series of performances by them over the past few years.
They stole the show when they performed together on the Royal Variety Show in 2008, they performed live together again at BBC Proms in the Park and at 2010’s The Night of 1000 Voices, and most recently, they opened the Remembrance Day concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
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After playing the Apex the tour goes to Leamington the next day; Wednesday, November 7, Corby Cube; Friday, November 9, Tunbridge Wells; Saturday, November 10, Brighton; Sunday, November 11, Union Chapel, London; Monday, November 12, St Alban’s Civic Centre; Thursday, November 15, Crawley; Friday, November 16, Portsmouth; Saturday, November 17, Salisbury; and Monday, November 19, High Wycombe. All tickets are priced at �39.50.
To book call the Credit Card Hotline on 0844 758 758 the Apex Box Office on 01284 758000 or www.theapex.co.uk
For online bookings visit www.ticketzone.co.uk