With the success of 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 10 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. local time. More information can be found on the musical's official web site, and a trailer can be seen below.
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.
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 web site.
Sep. 03 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
Sep. 04 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
Sep. 05 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
Sep. 06 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
Sep. 07 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
Sep. 08 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
Sep. 11 - Moorhead, MN - Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater
Sep. 12 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
Sep. 13 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
Sep. 14 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
Sep. 17 - Joliet, IL - Rialto Square Theatre
Sep. 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller High Life Theatre
Sep. 24 - Casper, WY - Casper Events Center
Sep. 26 - Missoula, MT - Adams Center
Sep. 27 - Boise, ID - CenturyLink Arena Boise
Sep. 28 - Spokane, WA - First Interstate Center for the Arts
Sep. 30 - Everett, WA - Angel of the Winds Arena
Oct. 01 - Federal Way, WA - Federal Way PAEC
Oct. 02 - Salem, OR - Historic Elsinore Theatre
Oct. 04 - Las Vegas, NV - The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Oct. 05 - Las Vegas, NV - The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Oct. 06 - Bakersfield, CA - Fox Theater
Oct. 08 - Stockton, CA - Bob Hope Theatre
Oct. 09 - San Jose, CA - Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 10 - Fresno, CA - Warnors Center
Oct. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater
Oct. 12 - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Oct. 14 - Prescott Valley, AZ - Findlay Toyota Center
Oct. 16 - Denver, CO - Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Oct. 19 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Oct. 20 - Enid, OK - Central National Bank Center
Oct. 21 - Wichita Falls, TX - MPEC Memorial Auditorum
Oct. 22 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Oct. 24 - Cedar Park, TX - H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
Oct. 25 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
Oct. 27 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre
Oct. 29 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
Oct. 30 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre
Nov. 02 - Wilmington, NC - Wilson Center (two shows: 2pm and 7:30pm)
Nov. 08 - Ocean City, MD - Ocean City Performing Arts Center
Nov. 09 - Petersburg, VA - VSU Multipurpose Center
Nov. 10 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center
Nov. 14 - New York, NY - Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Nov. 15 - New York, NY - Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Nov. 16 - New York, NY - Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Nov. 17 - New York, NY - Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Nov. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Nov. 22 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino
Nov. 23 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino
Nov. 24 - Van Wert, OH - Niswonger Performing Arts Center
Nov. 26 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
Nov. 27 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
Dec. 27 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Dec. 30 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Feb. 07 - Toronto, ONT - Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre)