Queen Will Rock You Again
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 record-breaking crowds. 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).