Queen Inspired Musical “We Will Rock You” Announces Massive Dates

We grew up on the music of Queen and there is some part of my elephants memory that remembers the early reaction to my first hearing the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on my little AM transistor radio as a young boy. I loved the theatrical dramatics of it all and when my money was more mine to spend I picked up albums like “The Game” and of course the seminal “Greatest Hits”. Sure it wasn’t an early start but I was young at the time. Fast forward to the resurgence in the bands most influential years with the film “Bohemian Rhapsody” which I absolutely loved and saw about 6 times by now since I own a copy of it on Blu-ray. All of this stuff finds me listening to the band a little more today and being excited to share this new bit of news about what seems to be a fantastic musical experience. Read on.

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The Press Release:
With the recent Oscar®-winning film, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the music of Queen is more popular than ever. In 2002, many of those hits were compiled into a rock musical experience, WE WILL ROCK YOU, which will be hitting the road once again for a North American tour starting September 3 in Winnipeg, Canada.

Produced by Annerin Theatricals in Alberta, Canada, WE WILL ROCK YOU will be offering a VIP package at each stop, which include cast member meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and much more. Local venue pre-sales will be available starting Tuesday, April 2 at 10am local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 5 at 10am local time. More information can be found on the musical’s official website, and a trailer can be seen here.

While WE WILL ROCK YOU is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders, it’s also a creative cautionary tale for the cyberage. It reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. The audience can expect WE WILL ROCK YOU to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.

“Annerin is proud to be able to produce WE WILL ROCK YOU, and we are obviously lucky with our timing,” says Jeff Parry, President Annerin Theatricals. “This is a show I have wanted to produce since I first saw it in London. My vision was to be able to produce it in such a way that it plays in soft-seaters as well as cut-down arenas. I thought that Queen’s musical was for everyone and not just the typical Broadway crowd, therefore we’re producing it in a way that can accommodate most buildings and audiences that want to experience the music of Queen in a uniquely theatrical manner.”

Since 2002, over 16 million theatregoers in 19 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (“The Young Ones,” “Blackadder, “Popcorn”). The original West End production featured music supervision from Brian May and Roger Taylor, and Elton fashioned this futuristic story around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including: “We Are the Champions,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “I Want To Break Free,” “Somebody To Love,” “Killer Queen,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Under Pressure,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust” and, of course, “We Will Rock You.”

The fifteenth longest-running musical in West End history received rave reviews upon its original premiere.

— Daily Mirror

“The impressive set with sophisticated hydraulics and huge video screens bearing computer animated
scenes conjure up a colourful vision of the future.”
— The Independent

“A new breed of musical – it’s brilliant.”
— BBC Newsnight

With the Oscar®-winning film, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the music of Queen is more popular than ever. WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save rock n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world where there are no musical instruments and rock n’ roll has died. They join a small group of societal outcasts, the Bohemians, as they fight to take back the iPlanet from the all-powerful Globalsoft, led by the Killer Queen. They fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of rock ‘n roll.

Casting for the tour is currently underway. Prepare to Rock out to WE WILL ROCK YOU at any of the following stops, with more to be added in the coming weeks on the musical’s website:

The Tour Dates:
9/3: Winnipeg, MB. @ Centennial Concert Hall
9/4: Winnipeg, MB. @ Centennial Concert Hall
9/5: Winnipeg, MB. @ Centennial Concert Hall
9/6: Winnipeg, MB. @ Centennial Concert Hall
9/7: Winnipeg, MB. @ Centennial Concert Hall
9/8: Winnipeg, MB. @ Centennial Concert Hall
9/11: Moorhead, MN @ Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater
9/12: Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino
9/13: Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino
9/14: Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino
9/17: Joliet, IL @ Rialto Square Theatre
9/20: Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre
9/24: Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
9/26: Missoula, MT @ Adams Center
9/27: Boise, ID @ CenturyLink Arena Boise
9/28: Spokane, WA @ First Interstate Center for the Arts
9/30: Everett, WA @ Angel of the Winds Arena
10/1: Federal Way, WA @ Federal Way PAEC
10/2: Salem, OR @ Historic Elsinore Theatre
10/4: Las Vegas, NV @ The Orleans Hotel & Casino
10/5: Las Vegas, NV @ The Orleans Hotel & Casino
10/6: Bakersfield, CA @ Fox Theater
10/8: Stockton, CA @ Bob Hope Theatre
10/9: San Jose, CA @ Center for the Performing Arts
10/10: Fresno, CA @ Warnors Center
10/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
10/12: Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
10/14: Prescott Valley, AZ @ Findlay Toyota Center
10/16: Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
10/19: Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
10/20: Enid, OK @ Central National Bank Center
10/21: Wichita Falls, TX @ MPEC Memorial Auditorum
10/22: Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/24: Cedar Park, TX @ H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
10/25: San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
10/27: Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
10/29: New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
10/30: Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre
11/2: Wilmington, NC @ Wilson Center (two shows: 2pm and 7:30pm)
11/8: Ocean City, MD @ Ocean City Performing Arts Center
11/9: Petersburg, VA @ VSU Multipurpose Center
11/10: Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
11/14: New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/15: New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/16: New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/17: New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/21: Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
11/22: Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino
11/23: Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino
11/24: Van Wert, OH @ Niswonger Performing Arts Center
11/26: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
11/27: Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
12/27: Calgary, AB. @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
12/30: Edmonton, AB. @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
2/7/20: Toronto, ONT @ Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre)

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking, despite having grown up with the music of Queen at a very early age, we never manage to see them perform in the live sense. Sure I own a whole bunch of video releases that the fine folks at Eagle Rock Entertainment released but to see that presentation in the live sense must have been absolutely mind-blowing. Today there are a number of rock solid Queen tributes such as the stellar Almost Queen and now thanks to the stuff we saw in the blockbuster film “Bohemian Rhapsody” there might be more of those kinds of bands manifesting around the world. It’s my hope that you’ve seen the film by now because if you haven’t I don’t even understand why you are reading an entertainment website such as this one ? With four regional shows hitting my neck of the woods in November, I am going to try to be at one of them for the purposes of reporting and visual captures. Maybe it’s a little too early for most of you to plan your Fall happenings but what do you think about this massive run of dates that will help to keep the music of Queen alive even more. Chime in down below in the comments section.

Official Website: http://www.queenonline.com/wwry
Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wwrymusicalontour

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