New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
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:
Tue 9/3 Winnipeg, MB. Centennial Concert Hall
Wed 9/4 Winnipeg, MB. Centennial Concert Hall
Thu 9/5 Winnipeg, MB. Centennial Concert Hall
Fri 9/6 Winnipeg, MB. Centennial Concert Hall
Sat 9/7 Winnipeg, MB. Centennial Concert Hall
Sun 9/8 Winnipeg, MB. Centennial Concert Hall
Wed 9/11 Moorhead, MN Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater
Thu 9/12 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
Fri 9/13 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
Sat 9/14 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
Tue 9/17 Joliet, IL Rialto Square
Fri 9/20 Milwaukee, WI Miller High Life Theatre
Tue 9/24 Casper, WY Casper
Thu 9/26 Missoula, MT Adams Center
Fri 9/27 Boise, ID CenturyLink Arena
Sat 9/28 Spokane, WA First Interstate Center for the Arts
Mon 9/30 Everett, WA Angel
of the Winds Arena
Tue 10/1 Federal Way, WA Federal Way PAEC
Wed 10/2 Salem, OR Historic Elsinore Theatre
Fri 10/4 Las Vegas, NV The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Sat 10/5 Las Vegas, NV The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Sun 10/6 Bakersfield, CA Fox Theater
Tue 10/8 Stockton, CA Bob Hope Theatre
Wed 10/9 San Jose, CA Center for the Performing Arts
Thu 10/10 Fresno, CA Warnors Center
Fri 10/11 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
Sat 10/12 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Mon 10/14 Prescott Valley, AZ Findlay Toyota Center
Wed 10/16 Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
Sat 10/19 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Sun 10/20 Enid, OK Central National
Mon 10/21 Wichita Falls, TX MPEC Memorial Auditorum
Tue 10/22 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music
Thu 10/24 Cedar Park, TX H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
Fri 10/25 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
Sun 10/27 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre
Tue 10/29 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
Wed 10/30 Birmingham, AL Alabama
Sat 11/2 Wilmington, NC Wilson Center (two shows: 2pm and 7:30pm)
Fri 11/8 Ocean City, MD Ocean City Performing Arts Center
Sat 11/9 Petersburg, VA VSU Multipurpose Center
Sun 11/10 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Thu 11/14 New York, NY Hulu Theater at Madison Square
Fri 11/15 New York, NY Hulu Theater at Madison Square
Sat 11/16 New York, NY Hulu Theater at Madison Square
Sun 11/17 New York, NY Hulu Theater at Madison Square
Thu 11/21 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National
Fri 11/22 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
Sat 11/23 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
Sun 11/24 Van Wert, OH Niswonger Performing Arts Center
Tue 11/26 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
Fri 12/27 Calgary, AB. Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Mon 12/30 Edmonton, AB. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Fri 2/7/20 Toronto, ONT. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre)