The world’s leading Queen tribute band, Killer Queen, formed 1993, playing their first public shows at London University, where Queen had played their first shows 21 years earlier. By 1995, Killer Queen’s UK popularity had grown to such an extent that they secured a residency in London’s Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage – the first tribute to have a show in the West End.
Before long, they were touring throughout the world and racking up awards; they accepted the award of “Worldwide Best Tribute Band” in 1999 at a ceremony hosted by Suggs of Madness and the “Best Concert of the Year” award in 2009 at Sweden’s Vasteras concert hall. Killer Queen is the only tribute to have sold out the same arenas as Queen did in their heyday, such as Ahoy Stadium and the Brighton Centre, and are regulars at some of America’s most prestigious venues such as the awe-inspiring Red Rocks Arena in Colorado, where the Beatles, Springsteen and U2 have all graced the stage, and Austin City Limits. Killer Queen’s likeness to the group is so uncanny that they were selected to represent Queen in a re-staged tribute LiveAid concert held by Sit Bob Geldof and were asked to recreate Queen’s harmonies for #1 hit, “The Real Life.”