We Will Rock You (Global Edition)

Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and many more, WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock ‘n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, WE WILL ROCK YOU is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.

We Will Rock You (Global Edition)

PROGRAMMED INSTRUMENTS

Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2
Drum Programming

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Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and many more, WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock ‘n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, WE WILL ROCK YOU is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.

PROGRAMMING NOTES

The licensed orchestration is an amalgamation of multiple professional productions from the Original 2002 West End production to the 2013 North American Tour to the 2019 Australian Tour.

This show is orchestrated to be player-conducted from the Keyboard 1/MD book. There are 2 keyboard books in this show in the newly revised Global Edition, both of which have very specific programming that cannot be replicated. Through a partnership with the original keyboard programmers of the North American Tour, KeyboardTEK is happy to offer many of the original sounds and samples of the show that cannot be found anywhere else. The former 3 keyboard version of this show is not currently available to license any longer.

Keyboard 1 is the primary piano book and is to be played by the MD or conductor. In addition to the iconic Rock piano sound of Freddie Mercury and Queen, this book includes many iconic classic rock sounds suck as B3 Hammond Organ, acoustic as well as analog synth strings, synth pads, guitar, electric piano, percussion, VOX synth choir, and multiple triggered one-shot samples that can only be licensed through KeyboardTEK. Although not technically advanced, a strong player who is familiar with the songs and has a background in playing rock/pop styles would be recommended to lead the band while navigating the patches

Keyboard 2 adds even more layers to the orchestration with synth sounds such as strings, brass, pads, and bass, reverse cymbals, guitar, B3, and piano to name a few.

There is drum programming for this show that contains lots of one shots and samples from the original. These were originally triggered by a Roland SPD Drum Pad but we are offering these samples as high quality .wav files that your drummer or MD can trigger in whatever software (Ableton, QLab, MainStage) or hardware they have rather than limiting it to a single controller format.

This is truly one of the best up and coming new shows for amateur and professional theaters alike and is sure to be a hit with the audience and the musicians.

ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM

Story and Script by: Ben Elton
Music & Lyrics by: Queen, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May
Music orchestrated by: Steve Sidwell
Featuring songs by: David Bowie

ORIGINAL WEST END BAND

Piano: Mike Dixon
Keyboards: Spike Edney
Keyboard/Synthesizer: Jeff Leach, Andy Smith
Guitars: Alan Darby, Laurie Wisefield
Bass: Neil Murray
Drums: Tony Bourke
Percussion: Julian Poole

2013 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BAND

Musical Supervisors: Mike DixonBrian May and Roger Taylor
Associate Musical Supervisor: Matt Spencer-Smith
Conducted by: Rick Hip-Flores
Keyboards: Justin Hornback and Emily Marshall
Guitar: Tristan Avakian and Bob Wegner
Bass: Mike Cohen
Percussion: David Stevens
Drums: Danny Young
Musical Coordinator: John Miller

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Since 2002 over 16 million theatregoers in 28 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).

Ben Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy 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 musical takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth that is now controlled by a mighty corporation…rock music is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance-an alliance of rebel Bohemians.

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*All of our keyboard programming requires the industry standard MainStage 3® , a program which is only available for Mac/Apple computers. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad or iPhone. f you do not already have it installed, you can find MainStage® in the Apple App Store. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

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