QUEEN-Inspired Rock Musical 'We Will Rock You' To Launch North American Tour In September
April 1, 2019
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)