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Start the New Year Rocking with Queen at Tibbits

Experience the hyper-realistic sights and sounds of what a Queen concert was like in the early 1980s, when Tibbits Entertainment Series kicks off 2022 with the tribute band Absolute Queen on January 22.

The show is filled with all of the many hits, incredible vocals, stories about Queen and the songs, costume changes, and high energy sing-along songs. Absolute Queen is a realistic Queen show replicating the songs, effects and music, with each member of the group boasting an impressive resume of musical tours and performances. Martyn Jenkins, lead singer and their “Freddie” from Wales, UK, has toured throughout Europe in a famed Queen tribute show for years. He has had the pleasure of sharing stages with both Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen and performed at many Queen International Fan Club Events. Jenkins will regale the audience with stories about the band and his own personal experience with former members and his visits to original recording studios. The band also features Chris Kinder on percussion well known for playing and touring and recording music for Jon Oliva the mastermind behind Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

The band has spent hundreds of hours perfecting the exact multiple harmonies of the real Queen records. They pride themselves on their ability to perform Bohemian Rhapsody live with the mastery of the original Queen. The concert features every song from the Bohemian Rhapsody film and many more deep cuts and hits like “Best Friend,” “Keep Yourself Alive,” “We Are The Champions,” “Love Of My Life,” “Play The Game,” and “Another Ones Bites the Dust,” just to name a few.

Tickets for Absolute Queen range from $20-$43, with discounts available for Tibbits members. Tickets for Tibbits members Benefactor level and above are exclusively on sale now through December 15 by calling 517-278-6029. Tickets will go on sale to the general public December 16 at Tibbits.org. Generously sponsored by HaasCaywood PC, attorneys with offices in Coldwater and Sturgis, this is the firm’s third year sponsoring a tribute concert.

The concert will be held at the historic Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St in Coldwater, MI. Doors to the lobbies, art gallery, and Ghost Light Bar will open at 6pm, with seating beginning at 6:30pm for the 7pm performance.

Plans for additional events in Tibbits’ 2022 Entertainment Series, including additional tribute band concerts, Comedy Fest, classic films and more are being finalized. From the theatre’s opening in 1882, touring artists have been offered for the community. Tibbits continues the tradition with a season of concerts, cultural events, movies and other such programs for all ages.

Additional information and tickets for Absolute Queen and all other events at Tibbits can be found at Tibbits.org, by visiting the Tibbits administrative offices at 93 W. Chicago St. in Coldwater, or by calling 517.278.6029.