Brian In Cardiff: WWRY & Welsh Assembly
QUEEN fans got more of a treat than they expected when touring musical We Will Rock You stormed into Cardiff.
Legendary guitarist Brian May delighted the audience when he took to the stage and played in the show’s finale at the Wales Millennium Centre on Tuesday night.
Speaking to the Echo yesterday, just hours after his show-stealing performance, the 63-year-old rocker said: “Cardiff’s a great place, so I played".
“I don’t that often play in the musical but there’s a really nice spot for me to come on and do a little bit of icing on the cake so I did that.
“I just get the easy bit – I go up there and play Bohemian Rhapsody and take all the glory, and the rest of the cast and production and the band work the whole night to work the audience into a frenzy so they’re ready for me, so it’s a really nice thing to do, it’s a lot of fun.”
And May said he had got a rapturous response from the audience.
“It was so loud, it’s still ringing in my ears.
“It was great. Cardiff’s a great rock-and-roll town actually, always has been, it’s always been great for Queen.”
A Wales Millennium Centre spokeswoman said: “The audience were having a great time watching We Will Rock You, applauding the performances and singing along.
“And when Brian May came on stage the atmosphere in the theatre was electric with the entire audience on its feet to celebrate a true musical legend.”
The musical – a West End smash-hit – is in the city for a month, featuring star performances from Ely-born Noel Sullivan and X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts.
Animal welfare campaigner May – who yesterday attended an Assembly debate on a proposed badger cull before returning to his Surrey home – said: “I think it’s almost all sold-out already, it’s amazing.
“It’s incredible. I think there are a few seats left but basically it’s a win. I’m very happy.”
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