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AUGUST 2013

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**Sat 31 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Brian May - Why Don't We Try Again (VH1 performance) - http://youtu.be/qkfNJ52eMG8

In 1984 - Queen played The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK.
In 1998 - Brian May released 3-track single 'Why Don't We Try Again', 'FBI', 'Only Make Believe' (UK only) 5" CD single + 7" picture disc with fold out poster sleeve.

It's A Hard Life (Queen-Live In Birmingham: 8/31/1984)
- http://youtu.be/P0eyhkk8y80

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**Fri 30 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Love Of My Life (Queen-Live In Toronto: 8/30/1980) - http://youtu.be/lhjgxj-J48s
Intro by Brian May

In 1980 - Queen played the CNE, Toronto, Canada.
In 1982 - Queen played McNichols Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA.
In 2010 - Queen released 3rd and final batch of 2009/10 LP reissues (Jazz, The Game, Hot Space, The Works, The Miracle, Made In Heaven)


Queen - All 15 studio LPs (2009-2010 re-issues) - http://youtu.be/Dq1PIP-LVjM

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**Thu 29 Aug 13**
FFAD ITALY 2013 - UPDATE
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Italan Freddie for a Day

As you may know this year the Freddie For A Day will be celebrated will worldwide on 5th September (on Freddie Mercury's birthday) and it will take place at the prestigious Hard Rock Cafe venues

At all the three Italian Hard Rock Cafe in Florence, Rome and Venice you'll find selected menus, all themed in Freddie Mercury style, Queen music, Dj set and everything.

You'll get a chance to win some Dvd's and Cd's as prizes supplied by Universal Italy and also a unique chance to win two Italian only limited edition printed for the Official Italian Queen Fan Club, We Will Rock You: the "We Will Rock You" cd single and a special release dated 1994 for the WWRY FC charity Aids event, the sought-after red vinyl of "The Show Must Go On"!

So be there and don't forget your mustache

www.freddieforaday.it
www.wewillrockyou.it
www.hardrock.com
www.universalmusic.it

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**Thu 29 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Rock Therapy - Reaching Out - http://youtu.be/J8NTCKewGoI

In 1980 - Queen played The Forum, Montreal, Canada.
In 1984 - Queen played The RDS Simmons Hall, Dublin, Ireland.
In 1987 - Brian May made a guest appearance with Bad News - Reading Fesival, Richfield Avenue, Reading, UK (with Bad News).
In 2005 - Paul Rodgers and Queen release Reaching Out/Tie Your Mother Down (live) single r Japan, Netherlands, Italy + other countries.
In 2007 - Brian May and Anita Dobson attended the unveiling of Nelson Mandela's statue in Parliament Square London, England.

Read more BRIAN'S SOAPBOX - and in QUEEN NEWS 2007.

Roger Taylor, Brian May, Anita Dobson at Nelson Mandela Statue Unveiling
Roger Taylor, Brian May and Anita Dobson

Jim Beach with Brian May at Nelson Mandela Statue Unveiling 2007
Jim Beach and Brian May

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**Wed 28 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Lady Gaga - You And I Full Live Performance At The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)
- http://youtu.be/Fem7eZlBR4U

In 1968 - The Reaction played Godolphin Hall, Helston, UK.
In 1982 - Queen played The Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
In 1984 - Queen played RDS Simmons Hall, Dublin, Ireland.
In 2011 - Brian May made a guest appearance with Lady Gaga at the MTV Music Video Awards, Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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**Tue 27 Aug 13**
FFAD HARD ROCK CAFE WARSAW & KRAKOW
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On 5th September 2013, Freddie’s birthday anniversary, Hard Rock Cafe Krakow and Hard Rock Cafe Warsaw in cooperation with Universal Music Group and support of the Polish Queen Fan Club organize Freddie For A Day events in Poland.

Both events will be held in two well known Polish cities: Warsaw being the capitol, Krakow being the centre of tourism.

The events will include staff dressed as Freddie, Queen music during the day, special contests and prizes for people wearing Freddie moustache. In Krakow, the staff will wash people’s bicycles to the music of “Bicycle Race” when they wear Freddie moustache.

All this will be done in help of The Mercury Phoenix Trust fighting AIDS worldwide.

Warsaw

Krakow

Event on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/1382485668647283/?ref=22
https://www.facebook.com/events/1374254346140140/?ref=22

Dagmara
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Polski Fanklub Queen
http://fanklub.queen.pl
https://www.facebook.com/polskifanklubqueen

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**Tue 27 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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In 1980 - Queen played Spectrum, Portland, Maine, USA.
In 1982 - Queen played TheMyriad, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
In 2010 - Cast of We Will Rock You with Brenda Edwards rounded of Musicals Week on ITV1 'This Morning' with a live performance.
In 2012 - Brian May guest appearance at his Surrey home - private party

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**Mon 26 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Brian May with My Chemical Romance - Reading 26/08/11 - http://youtu.be/QZMzmHtOwJ8

Pain Is So Close To PleasureIn 1977 - Roger Taylor released I Wanna Testify bw Turn On The TV (UK, Belgium and the Netherlands)
In 1980 - Queen played The Civic Centre, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
in 1986 - Queen release Pain Is So Close To Pleasure bw Don't Lose Your Head - USA, Canada, Netherlands, Germany (possibly Canada). Australia had Who Wants To Live Forever as B side.
In 2011 - Brian May and my Chemical Romance, Reading Festival, Little John's Farm, Reading,Berks, UK.

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**Sun 25 Aug 13**
CHARACTERS IN 'THE FAIRY FELLER'S MASTER-STROKE'
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This is great....

Song by Queen, written by Freddie Mercury. Inspired by the characters on the painting The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd. In this video you see the characters appear during the song. The song, music, lyrics and album sleeve are copyrighted by Queen. The painting is made by Richard Dadd.

Clever video by Rien van Nispen

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke (Rien van Nispen}- http://youtu.be/pGvEpqCZ11I

Fairy Feller's Master-stroke

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**Sun 25 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Green Day We are the champions (live Berlin) - http://youtu.be/9R2Pn_IVr0c

In 2005 - Roger Taylor of Queen present the 20005 Kerrang! Award for Best Song, to The Foo Fightes for "The Best To You by Foo Fighers
+ Green Day, whose performance of We Are The Champions was a highlight of the Berlin Live 8 Concert this summer and who include Champions in all their live shows, swept up Best Live Band, Best Band on the Planet.

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**Sat 24 Aug 13**
WIN A TRIP TO iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH PEPSI
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iHeartRadio Music Festival

Win a VIP trip to Vegas for the iHeartRadio Music Fest from Pepsi!

Sign up and enter at https://points.pepsi.com - for a chance to win a trip to this year's hottest music festival!

You and a friend could attend the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on September 20th and 21st. This prize also includes round-trip airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations. Good luck!

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**Sat 24 Aug 13**
CRAZY LITTLE THING - ACOUSTIC DELIGHT
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Recommended.... this is brilliant !! A Bank Holiday treat !!

Sheila Miller writes [thanks]: There is a young man from Korea who is an amazing guitarist, Sungha Jung. He's simply amazing, but I thought that it would be cool to see him and Brian play together.

(Queen) Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Sungha Jung - http://youtu.be/Jkon4UlFuk8

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**Sat 24 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Brian May: Too Much Love Will Kill You - http://youtu.be/LOvoVIO8Lqc

In 1969 - Ibex played Open Air Festival, Queen's Park, Bolton, UK.
In 1980 - Queen played the Civic Centre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 1982 - Queen played the Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
In 1984 - Queen played the Forest National, Brussels, Belgium.
In 1984 - Hammer To Fall video filmed in Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium.In 1992 - Brian May released Too Much Love Will Kill You bw I'm Scared.


Queen- 'Hammer To Fall' - http://youtu.be/JU5LMG3WFBw


Queen - August 24,1984, Brussels - Tie Your Mother Down - http://youtu.be/F1fdM_0Eb3s

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**Fri 23 Aug 13**
NEW WWRY NORTH AMERICAN PROMO CLIP FEAT. BRIAN & ROGER
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Check out this brand new promo clip in which creators Queen and Ben Elton discuss the making of We Will Rock You and the legend behind the rock theatrical.


We Will Rock You - Creating the Rock Theatrical - http://youtu.be/LIgJnbcV8ec

Dates & Tickets: www.wewillrockyou.com

Follow We Will Rock You:
- www.facebook.com/wewillrockyouusa
- https://twitter.com/wwrytour

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**Fri 23 Aug 13**
FREDDIE FOR A DAY TORONTO
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Freddie for a Day TorotoAre you ready to Freddie?

 

Check out the Toronto event.

Thursday, September 5th, 8pm
Gladstone Hotel,
Queen St West,
Toronto
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Tickets, $20 at the door OR $15 in advance here
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Karaoke - Special Guests - Music & Dance performances - Silent Auction 50/50 Draw?
Contests for Best Freddie Costume & Best Moustache

More info of artists and how to book: HERE

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**Fri 23 Aug 13**
PRESS RELEASE: QUEEN AIDS BENEFIT IN SUPPORT OF THE MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST
- THURSDAY 5TH SEPTMBER AT ONE MAYFAIR
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Freddie For A DayMPT Press Release:

Roger Daltrey, Melanie C, Al Murray and more to celebrate Freddie...

Queen AIDS Benefit in support of The Mercury Phoenix Trust - Thursday 5th September at One Mayfair

“Freddie was a unique talent... A one off!” Roger Daltery

“He is the greatest performer of all time” Melanie C

As one of the definitive rock icons of our age, the late great Freddie Mercury’s sound, charisma and influence is still felt in the entertainment world to this day, over twenty years after his sad death from AIDS related causes.

September 5th 2013 would have been Freddie’s 67th birthday, and to mark the occasion, performers including Roger Daltrey, Melanie C, Alfie Boe and Al Murray will be taking to the stage at One Mayfair for an evening of comedy and rock ‘n’ roll to support the Queen AIDS Benefit, to raise money for The Mercury Phoenix Trust – fighting AIDS worldwide. House band for the evening will once again be fronted by Queen’s regular musical director and keyboard player Spike Edney and his All Star band.

As well as the stellar line up of performances there will be an on the night auction with lots including a signed Katy Perry photo (with Katy dressed as Freddie!), a Taylor Swift signature red guitar and a box for 10 at the Royal Albert Hall. The main prize is a once in a lifetime 3 night stay in New York with VIP guest passes to the Tribeca film festival with a meet and greet with the legendary Robert De Niro, flights courtesy of Virgin Atlantic.

After the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 the remaining members of Queen and their manager, Jim Beach, organised The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS awareness, the proceeds of which were used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust. Since 1992 the trust has raised millions of pounds and continued to spread awareness to help in the worldwide fight against AIDS. Click here for more info on the Trust.

One of the Trust’s initiatives, ‘Freddie For A Day’, held annually September 5, is a fun, flamboyant extravaganza. The day is a celebration of Freddie and his life and asks simply that fundraisers dress up in some way as the great man himself. From a simple moustache to a full head to toe Freddie ensemble, a Freddie fancy dress party to a Freddie flash mob, anything goes… as long as each person dressing up asks family and friends to sponsor them to do so to help raise funds for the cause.

Freddie For A Day has been supported by the likes of Katy Perry, Matt Lucas, Jeff Beck, Ben Elton, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Chris Evans, Red Bull Formula 1 team, and last year Rovio, the creators of ‘Angry Birds’, immortalised Freddie as a character within the world famous game. Rovio will once again this year be supporting Freddie For a Day and the Mercury Phoenix Trust, more news on that to follow.

To mark Freddie’s birthday, the Mercury Phoenix Trust have also teamed up with Hard Rock Cafe’s across the world to help raise awareness and funds offering prizes for the best dressed Freddie’s as well as entertainment throughout the day.

Auction Lots Include

- Three night stay in NYC, courtesy of Robert de Niro’s Greenwich Hotel , VIP tickets to the Tribeca Film Festival with Robert De Niro meet & greet

- Dinner for four on Chef’s Table at Angelus with Thierry Tomasin wine cellar guide

- Taylor Swift Red Guitar

- Lunch for two at Halkin Hotel London

- Dinner for two at Ceviche London

- Perform at G Live (Guildford) with Spike Edney’s All-Star Band

- Hot Air Baloon Flight

- Tessa Packard Ring

- Alice Copper hand drawn and signed picture of Freddie Mercury

- Katy Perry signed photo dressed as Freddie Mercury

- Two tickets & meet and greet for Paloma Faith

- A box for 10 at the Royal Albert Hall for Cirque Du Soleil Quidam (Feb 2014)

- Brietling Watch

- Framed sheet of Freddie Mercury stamps

- VIP tickets for 2 to the Goodwood Festival of Speed donated by Lord March

- Five nights at Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando Florida

- Four tickets plus meet and greet with Billy Joel

- Bang & Olufsen speaker

- One nights stay and afternoon tea for two at the Royal Park London

www.freddieforaday.com
www.queenonline.com

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**Fri 23 Aug 13**
PRESS RELEASE: THE QUEEN CHRONOLOGY: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PRINT!
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Queen Chronology

Across The Board Books™ proudly announces…

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PRINT!

THE QUEEN CHRONOLOGY: The Recording & Release History Of The Band

Available now for pre-order, visit:
http://madthedj.wordpress.com/the-queen-chronology/

Price: $24.99 (USD)
Print Length: 190 pages
Format: 8.5” x 11” Paperback
Publisher: Across The Board Books™
Release Date: September 17th, 2013
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-9919840-4-6

Toronto, Canada – August 22nd, 2013 – Originally an ebook only, demand was so high for the book to be released in a physical format that Across The Board Books™ knew it had to make it happen!

For this new format, it was decided that it would be best to go back to the original painting by co-author Patrick Lemieux and create the cover using all new elements, rather than simply up-scaling the smaller format Kindle Edition cover previously used for the ebook.

The Print Edition will also feature updated content, with new entries and Vault Descriptions. These updates will appear in the next Kindle Edition on the same day the Print book is released.

The Queen Chronology is a comprehensive account of the studio recording and release history of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, who joined forces in 1971 as the classic line-up of the rock band Queen.

8 years of extensive research have gone into the creation of the Chronology, which covers the very beginnings of band members’ careers, their earliest songwriting efforts and recording sessions, through the recording and releasing of Queen’s 15 original studio albums with their classic line-up, to the present-day solo careers of Brian May and Roger Taylor. All of this information is presented date by date in chronological order, with detailed descriptions of each song version, including those both released and known to be unreleased. Every Queen and solo album, single, non-album track, edit, remix and extended version is examined, as are known demos or outtakes, pre-Queen recordings and guest appearances. It’s all here in one place: The Queen Chronology!

Patrick Lemieux is a Canadian artist and writer. His articles for Queen’s Official Website (www.queenonline.com) include The Lost History Of A Queen Track, A Chronicle Of Magic, The Journey Back To The Light, A Mystery In The Wreckage and co-authored with Adam Unger The Elektra Edits. He also painted the cover art for The Queen Chronology.

Adam Unger is the owner and webmaster of QueenVault.com and has contributed articles to Queen’s Official Website, including B-Sides and The Elektra Edits (co-authored with Patrick Lemieux).

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**Fri 24 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Motörhead with Brian May - Overkill Live -http://youtu.be/TmiXctDNP7E

In 1969 - Ibex played The Bolton's Octagon Theatre, Bolton, UK.
In 1970 - Queen played Imperial College, London, UK - set include 'Son and Daughter'.
In 1980 - Queen played he Civic Centre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
In 2004 - Queen release Greatest Hits - We Will Rock You Edition (US only) too mark opening of Las Vegas rpoduction of We Will Rock You: The Musical.
In 2007 - Brian May awarded Doctorate from Imperial College, London.
In 2010 - Brian May's collaboration/stage appearance on 'Overkill' "Motorhead 25 & Alive Boneshaker DVD" released)

Motorhead 26 Alive Boneshaker 2010Motorhead -25 & Alive Boneshaker [DVD] [2010] [Cllick for Amazon]
Rated: Exempt | Format: Audio CD
Format: PAL
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Classification: Exempt
Studio: Steamhammer
DVD Release Date: 23 Aug 2010

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**Thu 22 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Queen - 'Another One Bites the Dust'- http://youtu.be/rY0WxgSXdEE

In 1980 - Queen played The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 1980 - Queen released Another One Bites The Dust bw Dragon Attack in the UK.

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**Wed 21 Aug 13**
AS QUEEN & BEN ELTON’S WE WILL ROCK YOU TARGETS NORTH AMERICA
LONDON PRODUCTION ANNOUNCES CAST CHANGES AND EXTENDED BOOKING
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With producers of the much anticipated North American touring production having announced their full casting this past week in readiness for an autumn opening, the London mother ship production of Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You today produced its own casting news, revealing details of a revamped cast for 2013/ 2014.
The long running West End

Dominion Theatre production, which has played since May 2002, also announced that it is extending its current booking period to mid-April 2014.

While the new 2013-2014 cast will continue to star long running audience favourites Oliver Tompsett (Galileo), Rachel Wooding (Scaramouche), Brenda Edwards (Killer Queen), Kevin Kennedy (Pop), and Alasdair Harvey (Khashoggi), the show welcomes in a new ‘Meat’ and ‘Britney’, with Amanda Coutts making a return to the show and Rolan Bell joining the West End cast after grabbing attention for his performance as ‘Britney’ in the international Arena tour production of the show.

Amanda Coutts has become a regular casting favourite in We Will Rock You. She first joined the cast in 2007 as a Scaramouche and Meat cover, later taking over the role of Meat and regularly playing Scaramouche. She then played the lead role of Scaramouche in the UK touring production, and now returns to the Dominion to reprise the role of Meat. Her other touring and West End shows include Fame, Footloose, and West Side Story.

As well as his touring work with We Will Rock You, Londoner Rolan Bell’s credits include Ragtime, the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmen Jones at The Royal Festival Hall, and the Theatre Royal Stratford East production The Harder They Come for which he was nominated for a What’s On Stage Best Newcomer award. His TV Credits include the regular part of Theo in Eastenders.

Rehearsals for the new company start September 2 for an October 7 first night.

Booking for the new period to April 2014 opens up within 10 days. Ticket prices remain unchanged at £35.25 - £91.25 (including restoration levy). New booking fee £2.25.

Of the theatre’s new booking charges, We Will Rock You General Manager Peter Gibbon Hansen says: “We have campaigned long and hard on behalf of our customers to secure this substantial reduction. We’re delighted that these efforts have resulted in making theatre-going so much more reasonable in cost for those who want to enjoy the excitement of the live musical theatre experience.”

We Will Rock You has proved one of the West End’s most solid hits since it opened May 2002, going on to become a worldwide sensation. The show has now been seen in local productions in 17 countries, playing to an audience of over 15 million people.

The North American production opens its national tour in Baltimore, MD, at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center this coming October 15, 2013, thereafter scheduled to reach 25 further cities.

We Will Rock You is a Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Tribeca Theatrical Productions and Queen Theatrical Productions presentation. Book and direction by Ben Elton. Music and Music Supervision by Queen/Roger Taylor and Brian May. Musical staging and choreography by Arlene Phillips. Design and Lights by Willie Williams and the late Mark Fisher. Sound by Bobby Aitken. Costumes by Tim Goodchild.

We Will Rock You. Monday – Saturday, London Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, W.1. Performances weekdays 7.30pm. Saturday 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Check www.wewillrockyou.co.uk for Wednesday matinees. Nearest tube station: Tottenham Court Road. Bookings by telephone: 0844 847 1775.

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**Wed 21 Aug 13**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY
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Kerry Ellis and Brian May Tonight's The Night 21 Aug 2010 (BBC One)
- http://youtu.be/WbPGZ4kFNyo

In 1971 - Queen played the Tregye Country Club, Carnon Downs Festival, Truro, UK.
In 1982 - Queen played the Reunion, Dallas, Texas, USA.
In 2010 - Brian May appeared on TV Show 'Tonight's The Night', BBC One, London, UK.

Brian & Kerry

åBrian and Kerry

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