Queen tuner tour damned as deal sinks

Musical will continue in London, Las Vegas

NEW YORK — “We Will Rock You” will not be rocking Clear Channel venues anytime soon. The conglom, with its many live-entertainment spots, had been in negotiations to sked the tuner through Detours, the booking arm of Dodgers. But that deal has unraveled.

The Queen musical, produced by Tribeca Theatrical Prods., originated in London but bypassed Broadway to make its North American debut in Las Vegas. It opened Sept. 8 at the Paris Las Vegas and continues to perform there and on London’s West End.

Show is a jukebox tuner in the vein of “Mamma Mia!.” Book, by Ben Elton, links the songs of Queen into a futuristic tale that pits a group of outcasts, the Bohemians, against the Killer Queen, who has banned all rock ‘n’ roll.

Most critics panned the Vegas stage show, which is far more risque than the London version.

A spokesman for Clear Channel confirmed the deal with Detours had fallen apart but would not comment on the proposed terms of that agreement.

Tribeca Theatrical could not be reached for comment on the status of the tour.

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