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Posted: Jul 30 2019
Theatre Co. presents
WE WILL ROCK YOU
Following hot on the heels of the release of the internationally loved Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the smash hit West End musical WE WILL ROCK YOU returns to Auckland for a strictly limited season playing at the Bruce Mason Centre from August 20 - September 7, 2019.
“WE WILL ROCK YOU hits all the right notes …. You will be rocked.” - Sydney Morning Herald
The hilarious futuristic comedy musical written by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn) boasts 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, with the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s legendary live performances. Since 2002 over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries have rocked out to this unique musical based around 24 of Queen’s biggest hits 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.
For the Auckland season, our very own Annie Crummer returns to the role of the Killer Queen, the tyrannical boss of all-powerful global company that has robbed the world of rock music. Scaramouche and Galileo, two young outsiders, cannot come to terms with this bleak conformist reality created by the Killer Queen. They join the Bohemians, a handful of rock rebels, and embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and rock music!
WE WILL ROCK YOU reflects the powerhouse energy and musical genius that earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. With Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors behind the original production, this is a high-octane hit you won’t want to miss!
Theatre Co’s executive producer Regan Crummer says he wanted to bring the show back to Auckland because he believes the unique combination of one of Britain’s most successful comedy writers (Ben Elton) and legends of rock (Queen) is a winning formula that nearly twenty years on from its debut will still have audiences on their feet. “They are going to be totally immersed in what is basically an epic rock concert!”
"The show is live, dangerous and more than anything else: it rocks!” - Brian May, Queen
WE WILL ROCK YOU plays at the Bruce Mason Centre:
August 20 - September 7, 2019
Book at www.ticketmaster.co.nz
Tickets $60-$90 plus any booking fees
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Posted: May 03 2019
Hot off the heels of the worldwide box office blockbuster and award-winning movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Queen has taken this opportune timing to set their live touring wheels in motion. Dubbed as the ‘The Rhapsody Tour’, Queen’s original members Brian May and Roger Taylor enlisted flamboyant powerhouse singer Adam Lambert to take on lead vocal duties. Queen + Adam Lambert will rock you as they return to New Zealand in February 2020 for 3 giant stadium shows. Slated to run from February 5 to February 10, 2020, this epic 3-day tour will be their first ever concerts in Wellington and Dunedin and their auspicious return to Auckland. The tour dates are as follows:
Wednesday 5 February Wellington Westpac Stadium
Friday 7 February Auckland Mt Smart Stadium
Monday 10 February Dunedin Forsyth Barr Stadium
Queen drummer Roger Taylor has sent over waves of excitement to Kiwi fans as he exclaims: "We are ready for New Zealand and raring to get back with our new show.” Lead guitarist Brian May further adds: “This is a great opportunity. Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever and got us our best notices ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious! Watch out, New Zealand! "
The Rhapsody Tour boasts of a ‘brand-new larger-than-life production’. Adam Lambert says: “We have been designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it! We are excited to reveal the show to New Zealand fans!”
Ever since the biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” hit the silver screens, it brought a revival of interest on the life, times, and the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Queen was back on the charts, hitting the No. 1 spot again on Billboard’s Artist 100 Chart. Music chart authorities and the press has declared ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ as officially the world’s most-streamed song from the 20th Century, and in New Zealand, the band scored its highest-charting album in 24 years with the Platinum-selling Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack.
The movie also brought in a surge of new generation of fans who saw from the film that Queen’s unique kind of magic is best experienced live, and the crowd will definitely get jolts of energy to get on their feet, pump their fists, clap their hands, and perhaps also do some vocal calisthenics as they join in the giant sing-along of anthemic hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", "Radio Gaga", "Another One Bites The Dust", "We Are the Champions", "Killer Queen", "Fat Bottomed Girls", and a whole lot more!
Since 2012, American Idol finalist Adam Lambert has stepped-in for an honorary assignment, as the lead vocalist of Queen while on tour. Lambert is well aware that he has big shoes to fill in, but his awesome talent and exuberant showmanship holds up his uniqueness as a performer and still manages to evoke nostalgic and exhilarating emotions that pay homage to the illustrious brilliance and artistry of the late Freddie Mercury.
As Freddie Mercury once sang and prophesied with the lines of ‘The Show Must Go On’, Queen was never one to rest on their laurels and sit on their thrones. They’re killer Queen! They have never stopped commanding and slayin’ the live stage with their greatest hits.
Queen + Adam Lambert Ticket Info
Ticket Price: $299 to $689
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
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