The year was 2001, and Queen was about to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Jacky Smith, head of the Official International Queen Fan Club, reached out and asked organizers of several small North American gatherings to come together to create one large event for North American Fans to celebrate the induction of the band. With that request, Breakthru: The Official North American Queen Convention, was born.
Fast forward to 2015 and the convention has returned to Detroit, Michigan, for the first time since 2010! Detroit welcomes Queen fans from all over the world!
Press Release taken from BrianMay.com (June, 1, 2015):
GET ON YOUR BIKES AND RIDE......... TO DETROIT!
Today, we can announce, for the first time ever at any fan convention, Tony Vincent will appear at Breakthru 2015!
Tony has appeared on Broadway, the West End, The Paris in Las Vegas, he has released 3 solo albums, appeared on The Voice, mentors and teaches via the Broadway Dreams Foundation. A truly versatile performer, who has agreed to come to Breakthru!! This, friends, is truly exciting news!!
Queen fans may recognize him in the role of Galileo Figaro in We Will Rock You at both the Dominion in the UK and The Paris in Vegas.
Tony, along with the backing of Rock a La Carte, will perform a selection of songs on Saturday night (JULY 25).
Let’s give him a warm Breakthru welcome and make this a terrific experience not only for him but for Breakthru!
Get the word out friends. If you have not registered yet, do so at www.queenbreakthru.com TODAY!!!
SHERATON DETROIT METRO AIRPORT HOTEL 24-26 July 2015.
US $125 per person (18 years of age and above or children 10-17 attending alone, parent permission required); US $50 per person (10-17 years of age accompagnied by a paying adult); and Free for all children (9 years and under, t-shirts extra).
Age limit: All ages