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Adam Thompson photo by Ros O'Gorman

Adam Thompson and the We Will Rock You band to perform Queen soundtrack live

by Paul Cashmere on January 31, 2019

in News

Chocolate Starfish singer Adam Thompson has put together the We Will Rock You band to perform the Queen Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack live (plus more) across Australia in November and December.

The We Will Rock You band is Simon Croft, Andy Swann and Andrew Patterson. Roger Taylor and Brian May hand-picked the three Australian musicians for the band to back the run of the We Will Rock You musical in Australia.

Adam, a huge Queen fan, has wanted to perform the music of Queen for some time.

“This show is a new pinnacle and I think we always need to challenge ourselves to be the best we can be,” he says. “Freddie was always my go-to in terms of ‘live’ performances, and Starfish fans who have followed us for years will be saying, ‘of course, now I get it!’. I hope the crowds will come and bring the global phenomena of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie to life with me and the band on stage. Queen and Freddie always made the audience feel like every show was their show and I’m no different – make it great and make it a memory.”

Adam’s first Queen impact was the song ‘Love Of My Life’. “Freddie and Brian delivered it live with the crowd taking over and Freddie conducted them,” says Adam. “As a young kid from the country, that sound and vision was expression personified and something I have always tried to borrow from. There was also an honesty about Queen – although incredibly successful, they maintained their realness as their foundation.”

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY SET-LIST
SET 1: MONARCH SET
A Kind Of Magic
Another One Bites The Dust
Bicycle Race
Don’t Stop Me Now
Fat Bottomed Girls
I Want It All
I Want To Break Free
Keep Yourself Alive
Killer Queen

SET 2: HER MAJESTY SET
Love Of My Life
Now I’m Here
One Vision
Save Me
Seven Seas of Rhye
Somebody To Love
The Show Must Go On
Tie Your Mother Down
Under Pressure
Who Wants To Live Forever
You’re My Best Friend

ENCORE: SPECIAL LIVE AID SALUTE
Radio Gaga
Hammer To Fall
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions

FINALE: A SALUTE TO FREDDIE MERCURY
Bohemian Rhapsody

Tickets for Adam Thompson’s Bohemian Rhapsody Live In Concert go on sale on 9am AEST Monday 4th February 2019.

Adam Thompson’s Bohemian Rhapsody Live In Concert

Friday 8th November 2019
Astor Theatre, PERTH WA
www.astortheatreperth.com

Saturday 9th November 2019
Astor Theatre, PERTH WA
www.astortheatreperth.com

Saturday 23rd November 2019
Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
www.thebartontheatre.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Palais Theatre, MELBOURNE VIC
http://palaistheatre.com.au

Saturday 30th November 2019
Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
www.enmoretheatre.com.au

Friday 6th December 2019
QPAC, Concert Hall, BRISBANE QLD
www.qpac.com.au

Saturday 7th December 2019
The Star, GOLD COAST QLD
www.thestar.com.au

Chocolate Starfish are also touring Australia for Red Hot Summer series one and two. Get tickets here

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