London's "We Will Rock You" musical closing after 12 years

Performers take part in a preview of the hit London show "We Will Rock You" in Hong Kong on May 16, 2008.  MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images

"We Will Rock You" won't be rocking in London much longer.

The long-running musical set to the songs of rock band Queen will close May 31, after 12 years and 4,600 performances in London's West End.

Producers say the show at London's Dominion Theatre has been seen by more than 6.5 million people.

The musical's creators -- Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen and the comedian Ben Elton -- thanked "every one of the many hundreds of incredible musical theatre artists, musicians and crew with whom we've had the privilege of working at the Dominion since 2002."

Dominion Theatre general manager David Pearson said Tuesday that the venue would be refurbished before a new production opens there next year.

Although the musical is shutting down, the members of Queen will be busy this year. They recently announced a tour with former "American Idol" contender Adam Lambert as frontman.

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