Rock supergroup QUEEN are set to return to South America for the first time
since the death of frontman FREDDIE MERCURY.
The band performed historic shows on the continent during its heyday in the
1980s, and now group founders Brian May and Roger Taylor are heading back there
with new singer Paul Rodgers as part of an extensive four-month world tour.
The new-look Queen has recorded a new album, Cosmos, after fans applauded
former Free star Rodgers’ addition to the band, and now they’re looking to
return to some of the landmark arenas and stadiums where they once played for
The new dates come after Queen performed to more than a million fans with
Rodgers on a 2007 tour of Europe, Japan and America.
The arena tour will hit 14 countries in just seven weeks – and wrap up at the
end of 2008 in South America.
Queen’s past Latin America shows set new world records for the numbers of the
audiences it attracted. At the 1985 Rock In Rio concert the band played to an
unheard of audience of 300,000. The gig was watched by nearly 200 million
people throughout South America on TV.
The new dates will begin with shows in Moscow, Russia in mid-September (08).