Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody Officially the Biggest Music Biopic EVER & That New Tour
As expected the movie broke the record just a few days ago making it the highest grossing music biopic ever. After five weeks of release Bohemian Rhapsody made another 8.1 million and coming in at #5 at the box office and a grand total of $164 million. That’s $3 million more than the former champ the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. The Queen biopic is also the 18thhighest grossing movie this year.
Directed by Bryan Singer the movie got a 62% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes has made $540 million worldwide. Lets remember Queen had worldwide success.
With the success of the movie the bands music is also back on the Billboard charts and younger fans are discovering the music of Queen and digging Rami Malek portrayal of the late great Freddie Mercury.
Queen and Adam Lambert also announced a 23 date “Rhapsody” tour of North America today. The shows kick off on July 10th, 2019 in Vancouver, B.C.and concludes August 23rd in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Guitarist Brian May said in a statement, “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, America!” and drummer Roger Taylor, added, “We are ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle.”
Queen 2019 Tour Dates
July 10, 2019 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
July 12 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
July 14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
July 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
July 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 27 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
July 28 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 30 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
August 4 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 6 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 9 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 10 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 13 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
August 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
August 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
August 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
August 22 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
August 23 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
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