Following the triumphant 2010 and 2011 UK theatre tours, the smash hit Queen and Ben Elton musical, We Will Rock You ("WWRY") announces the show will embark on its first ever world arena tour. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands’ legendary live performances, this will be one of the most spectacular musicals to tour the world.

On announcing the Arena tour, Queen’s Brian May said: “After our first 10 years in Rock Theatricality, this is the next giant step for WWRY - and the show will feature a brand new arena-size design - a big night out for all!”

The London production of the show has just celebrated its 10th birthday and it is the longest running musical ever staged at the West End’s Dominion Theatre, booking until October 2012. The show has thrilled over seven million people in the UK, and close on 15 million people in 17 countries worldwide.

The production is directed by Ben Elton, with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors, Arlene Phillips oversees the musical staging and choreography.

Writer Ben Elton has fashioned a hilarious futuristic comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances.

WWRY plays 5 – 9 June 2013 at the Newcastle Metro Arena. To book tickets (priced between £19.50 NS £42.50) call 0844 493 6666 or visit the official website.

Other dates on the tour are Nottingham Capital FM Arena, 27 to 30 March, Dublin O2 Arena, 4 to 6 April, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, 30 May to 2 June and Belfast Odyssey Arena, 12 to 15 June.