Queen jukebox musical We Will Rock You to launch North American tour
Prepare to be rocked once more. Hot on the heels of Bohemian Rhapsody and its multiple Oscar wins, the rock musical We Will Rock You, inspired by the music of Queen, will launch a North American tour later this year, producers announced Monday. The tour will kick off Sept. 3 in Winnipeg, Canada, with other stops to include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Denver, and Cincinnati.
With a book by Ben Elton, the musical first opened in London’s West End in 2002, and toured North America previously in 2013. Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May helped develop the show, which incorporates many of Queen’s biggest hits including “Radio Ga Ga,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Killer Queen,” and, naturally, “We Will Rock You.” The musical also features an original story line, following a group of revolutionaries who rebel against an oppressive, tech-based regime that has squashed rock music.
Casting for the tour is currently underway. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 5.