Photo Gallery: Brian May Performs with 'We Will Rock You' Cast on US Opening Night

On October 15, Queen's touring rock musical, We Will Rock You, kicked off its US tour at Baltimore's France-Merrick Performing Arts Center.

Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor were in attendance for opening night — and May even joined the cast on guitar for the show's finale, "We Are the Champions."

Below, you can check out Guitar World's exclusive photo gallery from that night, featuring May, Taylor, writer/director Ben Elton, members of the cast and more.

The "rock theatrical," which is built around 24 Queen songs, boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band’s live performances. The show was created by Elton, a British comedian and writer (Mr. Bean, The Young Ones), and boasts a score including "Another One Bites the Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Will Rock You."

May and Taylor are musical supervisors to the show, taking an active role in casting the singers/actors and musicians for every production worldwide.

For more about We Will Rock You, including all the tour dates and news, visit the tour's official website and Facebook page.

Photo: Maia Stern

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.