Rock out with Queen’s first ever official mobile game

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The rock legends celebrate their Golden Jubilee with the launch of free “Queen: Rock Tour” game.

Having pushed back their European tour to 2022, rock legends Queen have developed a fun Covid-safe alternative for their concerts – Queen: Rock Tour, the first-ever official mobile game launched by the band.

Queen: Rock Tour is a free “play-along rhythm game” similar to Guitar Hero. Players play along with the riffs, drum solos from 20 songs from the band’s back catalogue by tapping tiles along to the beats. Performances are at 10 of the world’s most historic concert venues and fully customisable with iconic costumes from Queen’s past. High scores unlock exclusive archive images and trivia.

The game was created in association with Universal Music Group. It’s a joyful way for Queen to celebrate their Golden Jubilee, 50 years since the band’s classic line-up was completed with the addition of bassist John Deacon.

Andrew Kronfeld, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Universal Music Group said: “Today, Queen are globally recognised as one of the most iconic and important bands in history. Decades after their first live shows together and following on from the huge worldwide box office success of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic, their popularity continues to grow every year. 

We hope the launch of Rock Tour will introduce their inimitable rock legacy and catalogue to a new generation of fans, through this unique new gaming experience.”

Brian May, meanwhile, reportedly said: “Be a Lockdown Rock Star! No turning back!!!” The guitarist’s solo in Bohemian Rhapsody was recently named the greatest of all time. May’s response was delightfully classy. He’s no stranger to mobile apps, regularly posting guitar tutorials on Instagram.

The Queen: Rock Tour game is available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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