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Band News (more headlines) 08-14-2019

“WE WILL ROCK YOU” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR’S CAST ANNOUNCED FOR QUEEN-INSPIRED ROCK MUSICAL SET TO LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 3 IN WINNIPEG, CANADA

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“WE WILL ROCK YOU”
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR’S CAST ANNOUNCED
FOR QUEEN-INSPIRED ROCK MUSICAL
SET TO LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 3 IN WINNIPEG, CANADA;

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT
http://www.queenonline.com/wwry

“A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrical event.”
- Freddie Mercury



August 14, 2019 –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. Tickets are on sale now. More information can be found on the musical’s official website, and a trailer can be seen here.

Annerin is now excited to announce the cast: Trevor Coll as Galileo, Keri Kelly as Scaramouche, Krystle Chance as Killer Queen, Alysse Ernewein as Oz, Brian Christensen as Brit, Kyle Gruninger as Khashoggi, and Kevin Doe as Buddy.

Also new to the production is Music Director Stuart Morley, who was asked personally by Brian May to oversee the updated version. As he recently told the Calgary Herald, ““I’ve re-Queened the score. I’ve made it more like the original Queen. I went to Queen’s studio and I listened to old vocals. This new score is far more accurate and authentic. When they were creating the original score for the musical, they made it more theatrical than authentic. I’m a purist so I want to bring the score back to its roots. I’ve been given access to tapes no one else has been given to work with. I feel this new version of the musical can be something not even Brian and Roger thought it could become.”

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.

“…spectacular…”
-- 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.

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:

DATE CITY VENUE

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
Sun 9/15 Cedar Falls, IA Gallagher Bluedorn
Tue 9/17 Joliet, IL Rialto Square Theatre
Wed 9/18 Champaign, IL State Farm Theatre
Thu 9/19 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Fri 9/20 Milwaukee, WI Miller High Life Theatre
Sat 9/21 St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
Sun 9/22 Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre
Tue 9/24 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
Wed 9/25 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Thu 9/26 Missoula, MT Adams Center
Fri 9/27 Boise, ID CenturyLink Arena Boise
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
Sun 10/13 Chandler, AZ Chandler Centre
Mon 10/14 Prescott Valley, AZ Prescott Valley Events Center
Wed 10/16 Denver, CO Buell Theatre
Fri 10/18 Tulsa, OK Paradise Cove Margaritaville Casino
Sat 10/19 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre
Sun 10/20 Enid, OK Stride Bank Center
Mon 10/21 Wichita Falls, TX Wichita Falls Events Center
Tue 10/22 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Thu 10/24 Cedar Park, TX H-E-B Center Cedar Park
Fri 10/25 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
Sat 10/26 McAllen, TX McAllen PAC
Sun 10/27 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Center
Mon 10/28 Jackson, MS Thalia Mara Hall
Tue 10/29 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
Wed 10/30 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre
Sat 11/2 Wilmington, NC Wilson Center (two shows: 2pm and 7:30pm)
Sun 11/3 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Mon 11/4 St. Petersburg, FL The Mahaffey Theater
Wed 11/6 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Thu 11/7 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
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
Tue 11/12 Oxon Hill, MD MGM National Harbor
Wed 11/13 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMass
Thu 11/14 New York, NY Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Fri 11/15 New York, NY Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Sat 11/16 New York, NY Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden (2pm and 8pm)
Sun 11/17 New York, NY Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden (2pm and 8pm)
Tue 11/19 Rochester, NY Kodak Center Theatre
Wed 11/20 Lorain, OH Lorain Palace Theatre
Thu 11/21 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
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 Centre
Tue 11/26 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
Wed 11/27 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
Fri 11/29 Windsor, ONT. Caesars Windsor Casino
Sat 11/30 Windsor, ONT. Caesars Windsor Casino (2pm and 8pm)
Fri 12/27 Calgary, AB. Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sat 12/28 Calgary, AB. Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (2pm and 8pm)
Mon 12/30 Edmonton, AB. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Tue 12/31 Edmonton, AB. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (2pm)
Fri 1/3/20 Penticton, BC. South Okanagan Events Centre
Sat 1/4/20 Abbotsford, BC. Abbotsford Centre
Fri 1/10/20 Vancouver, BC. Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Fri 1/11/20 Vancouver, BC. Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Fri 2/7/20 Toronto, ONT. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre)
Sat 2/8/20 Toronto, ONT. Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre, 2pm)

www.queenonline.com/wwry
www.facebook.com/wwrymusicalontour
www.instagram.com/wwrymusicalontour
www.youtube.com/channel/UC1udcLkAxWoho4Z9Fbhsiyg

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