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Queen plan new musical
Queen guitarist Brian May has announced plans for a sequel to the musical 'We Will Rock You'.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 14 Apr 2008
May said of the hugely popular 'We Will Rock You': “I think about two million people have seen it. I can’t believe it that whenever I go in (to the theatre) the place is full. We are planning the sequel. It is a real challenge.”
May also spoke about the new Queen tour set for later this year, which he joked would be his "farewell tour".
He said: “The long arm of Queen has pulled me back in at the moment. It is a beast. We’ve pressed the button to go on tour this autumn so already the preparations are very consuming. We are finishing an album. We’ve chosen our set, we’ve chosen our environment on tour. It is very exciting indeed. Very time consuming, but Queen always was consuming.”
'We Will Rock You' first opened in London in May 2002. Productions of Ben Elton’s hit show, based on the songs of Queen, have so far been brought to the stage in Australia, Spain, Russia, the US, Japan and Germany.