Queen’s Brian May cancels Buxton Opera House gig

Brian May and Kerry Ellis
Brian May and Kerry Ellis

Fans hoping to catch Queen guitarist Brian May perform live at the Buxton Opera House will have to halt their plans for now.

May has axed the rest of his 2016 concerts, citing an unnamed medical condition meaning he will not be in the High Peak for the candlelight concert on Sunday, December 11 with Kerry Ellis.

Speaking on his website the 69-year-old musician who has just completed the recent Queen and Adam Lambert dates in Asia said: “I’m gutted to have to pull out - I hate letting our loyal fans down. But the advice I have had is that I must take time off to heal, rather than go out on tour again and risk falling down on the job, which would be much worse.”
He said he is fighting ‘a persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will’, and doesn’t feel confident to perform the show to the standard expected. All tickets are fully refundable at point of purchase.