Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
The famed Queen musical We Will Rock You is back for a second coming after its initial debut at London’s Dominion Theatre in 2002. Seventeen years later, they’re bringing the Mercury magic stateside with a North American tour beginning in fall 2019. The show is set to kick off on September 3 in Winnipeg, Canada, with additional dates scheduled in other major cities like New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver and Toronto.
The show announcement comes on the successful heels of the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody that premiered in fall 2018. Starring Rami Malek as the British rock band’s late frontman Freddie Mercury, the film garnered a number of notable awards including Best Motion Picture at the 2019 Golden Globes and Malek’s own Best Actor win at the 2019 Oscars.
The new musical, produced by Annerin Theatricals, is described as a “quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders,” and is “also a creative cautionary tale for the cyberage.” With more than twenty-four songs from Queen's original hits, including “We Are the Champions,” “Under Pressure," “I Want to Break Free,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” this soundtrack is sure to be killer (queen).
We Will Rock You is written and directed by British comedian Ben Elton. Although casting for the tour is still underway, you can already snag tickets for a performance near you.
We think that makes us all champions, no?