Adam Thompson’s Bohemian Rhapsody concert updates 2021 dates due to COVID-19 restrictions and border uncertainty

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With a run of dates planned from August through to December, Chocolate Starfish frontman Adam Thompson had plans to take his revered Bohmenian Rhapsody show around Australia. Sadly, due to the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19, border closures and rapidly changing restrictions, the decision has been made to cancel some of the dates on the planned run.

For Adam, the plan going forward was always to ensure the shows that are on sale are the shows that go ahead. The team behind Bohemian Rhapsody have worked hard to sort the logistics behind the tour to ensure the remaining dates on the 2021 run will go ahead, restrictions pending. “We’ve tried to best minimise the disappointment that the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic and border closures have created, by selecting shows that we are most confident we can deliver,” says Adam. “Nonetheless, we all share in the disappointment from any cancelled shows.”

COVID-19 has hit the music touring industry hard, and Adam hopes the remaining dates will still be suitable for fans in the surrounding regions to come and share a night out. “In the words of Freddie Mercury, the show must go on…” says Adam. “… and these remaining shows will be more than worth the wait!”

Bohemian Rhapsody sees Adam Thompson showcasing the music of his hero Freddie Mercury – owning the stage, channeling the music, and taking audiences on a journey they will never forget. The Bohemian Rhapsody live in concert was originally just a one-off event, planned for April 2019 in Melbourne. Adam Thompson announced the show just as the biopic landed in theatres in 2018 and the concert sold-out within minutes. Much like the movie, which is reputed as the highest selling music biopic of all time, the live concert concept left music fans demanding more dates. Due to popular demand, Adam Thompson decided to take the live show out on the road.

Chocolate Starfish are widely reputed as one of the best live bands on the scene and Adam Thompson is revered for his showmanship. The band arrived smack bang in the middle of the grunge scene of the 1990s and carved a reputation for doing things their own way. Chocolate Starfish had six top 40 singles and two top 10 albums on the Australian charts, gold and platinum record sales and an Australia Music Award for Most Popular Album.

The Bohemian Rhapsody concert will feature hit after hit from Queen’s back catalogue. With tracks such as Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls, We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, I Want To Break Free and Under Pressure to name a few, it will be a spectacular evening from start to finish. Adam Thompson is looking forward to exchanging that love and energy of Queen with audiences.

Tickets for the remaining 2021 shows are on sale now.

2021 TOUR DATES

Friday 13th August 2021
The Palms at Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
Albury Entertainment Centre, ALBURY NSW
www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au

Saturday 11th September 2021
Theatre Royal, HOBART TAS
www.theatreroyal.com.au

Friday 8th October 2021
Anitas Theatre, THIRROUL NSW
www.anitastheatrethirroul.com

Saturday 9th October 2021
The Art House, WYONG NSW
www.thearthousewyong.com.au

Friday 5th November 2021
Civic Theatre, NEWCASTLE NSW
www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY SET-LIST

SET 1: MONARCH SET 
Don’t Stop Me Now
Bicycle Race
Fat Bottomed Girls
Killer Queen
Now I’m Here
Love Of My Life
Save Me
The Great Pretender
Under Pressure
I Want To Break Free
SET 2: HER MAJESTY SET
One Vision
Another One Bites The Dust
I Want It All
Tie Your Mother Down
The Show Must Go On
You’re My Best Friend
Keep Yourself Alive
A Kind Of Magic
Somebody to Love
ENCORE: SPECIAL LIVE AID SALUTE 
Radio Gaga
Hammer To Fall
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
We Will Rock You
We Are The ChampionsFINALE: A SALUTE TO FREDDIE MERCURY 
Bohemian Rhapsody

Ticketholders for the cancelled shows are encouraged to contact their place of purchase for a refund.

CANCELLED 2021 SHOWS

Friday 27th August 2021
Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, MOUNT GAMBIER SA
www.countryarts.org.au

Saturday 28th August 2021
Wendouree Performing Arts Centre, WENDOUREE VIC
www.wcpa.com.au

Saturday 4th September 2021
Montreal Theatre, TUMUT NSW
www.montrealtheatre.com.au

Friday 10th September 2021
Theatre North (at The Princess), LAUNCESTON TAS
www.theatrenorth.com.au

Friday 24th September 2021
The Fortitude Music Hall, BRISBANE QLD
www.thefortitude.com.au

Saturday 25th September 2021
NightQuarter, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
www.nightquarter.com.au

Friday 1st October 2021
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA
www.manpac.com.au

Saturday 2nd October 2021
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Friday 15th October 2021
Ipswich Civic Centre, IPSWICH QLD
www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au

Friday 22nd October 2021
Bunjil Place, NARRE WARREN VIC
www.bunjilplace.com.au

Saturday 23rd October 2021
Lighthouse Theatre, WARRNAMBOOL VIC
www.lighthousetheatre.com.au

Thursday 28th October 2021
Nautilus Arts Theatre, PORT LINCOLN SA
www.nautilusartscentre.com.au

Friday 29th October 2021
Middleback Theatre, WHYALLA SA
www.countryarts.org.au

Saturday 30th October 2021
Chaffey Theatre, RENMARK SA
www.countryarts.org.au

Saturday 6th November 2021
Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre, DUBBO NSW
www.drtcc.com.au

Thursday 18th November 2021
Cairns Performing Arts Centre, CAIRNS QLD
www.cairnsperformingartscentre.com.au

Saturday 20th November 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

Saturday 11th December 2021
Enmore Theatre, NEWTOWN NSW
www.enmoretheatre.com.au

For more information, please visit www.chocolatestarfish.com.au