Tickets go on sale Thursday 14th February
Queen’s legendary guitarist Brian May is teaming up with rock Goddess Kerry Ellis for a stunning candlelit, acoustic show at The Olympia Theatre on 30th June.
After the phenomenal success of the 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 Kerry & Brian’s single Defying Gravity, Kerry & Brian will now be taking their majestic brand new acoustic show to Dublin.
The Born Free Tour will electrify The Olympia Theatre audience with rock superstar, Queen guitarist Brian May performing new arrangements of songs he has specially chosen to be sung by Kerry, accompanying her on both guitar and vocals.
Brian May says: “Kerry Ellis 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.”
The Born Free Tour follows a series of acclaimed performances by Kerry & Brian together 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.
The Born Free Tour follows the 2011 success of Anthems: The Tour and their pounding club remix of ‘Defying Gravity’ - the lead track from the musical, Wicked, and a standout song on Kerry's debut album.
“Big voice, big production, big numbers!”- Daily Express
“Ellis’ huge voice and May’s scorching guitar riffs pack enough energy to blow the roof off”- The Sun
Kerry Ellis starred in the leading role of Elphaba in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria in the West End and the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway. She played Fantine in Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre and Ellen in Miss on ts UK tour. She won widespread acclaim for her performance as Svetlana in the spectacular Chess in concert at the Royal Albert Hall. She first met Brian May whilst appearing as Meat in the Queen and Ben Elton musical, We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre. Most recently, Kerry played Nancy in Oliver at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Brian May’s legendary compositions and performances for Queen have earned him worldwide acclaim. He has composed such hits as ‘We Will Rock You’. ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’, ‘I Want It All’, ‘Save Me’ and ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’. Queen has released a total of 18 Number One albums, had 18 Number One singles and 10 Number One DVDs. They have sold over 300 million albums worldwide; making them one of the world’s best selling music artistes. Brian was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005 for ‘Services To The Music Industry’.
Tickets from €36.50 including booking fee go on sale Thursday 14th February at 9.00am from online at www.ticketmaster.ie and from all usual ticketmaster outlets nationwide.