Tanglewood adds Queen tribute and Postmodern Jukebox debut to 2019 schedule


LENOX — A Boston Pops tribute to Queen and the Tanglewood debut of Postmodern Jukebox have been added to Tanglewood's 2019 season.

The Boston Pops and special guest Marc Martel join for a celebration of the legendary rock band Queen, 8 p.m., June 27, in Tanglewood's Koussevitzky Music Shed.

Postmodern Jukebox makes its Tanglewood bow, 8 p.m., June 22 in Ozawa Hall.

Martel, known for his striking vocal resemblance to Freddie Mercury, Queen's lead singer, has been fronting Queen's official tribute show, "The Queen Extravaganza," since 2011, and was a vocalist for the 2018 Oscar-winning biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," along with Freddie Mercury and Rami Malek.

Leading this Pops program is James Burton, Tanglewood Festival Chorus conductor and choral director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Known for its hybrid jazz, pop, and swing sound, Postmodern Jukebox is a rotating musical collective started by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee in 2011. PMJ is known for reworking popular modern music into different retro genres. The group has gone on to amass over one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers, and has chalked up more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook. For the past half-decade, PMJ has toured the world, playing to sold-out houses on six continents. They have also performed on Good Morning America, topped iTunes and Billboard charts, and been featured on NPR Music and NBC News.

Tickets for both events go on sale 10 a.m. Monday at tanglewood.org or by phone at 888-266-1200.

The Boston Pops Celebrates Queen is an addition to the Boston Pops' summer schedule.

Postmodern Jukebox joins Live From Here with Chris Thile (June 15), Brian Wilson (June 16), Richard Thompson (June 21), Earth, Wind & Fire (June 28), Rodrigo y Gabriela (June 30), Josh Groban (July 2), James Taylor and his All-Star Band (July 3 and 4), Train and the Goo Goo Dolls (Aug. 5), Gladys Knight and The Spinners (Aug. 28), Squeeze—The Squeeze Songbook Tour (Aug. 29), Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge (Aug. 30), Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Aug. 31), and Reba McEntire (Sept. 1) as part of the 2019 Tanglewood season Popular Artists series.



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