Queen has announced that they will once again team up with former American Idol rocker, Adam Lambert, for a 25-city tour across North America this summer. May, Taylor, and Lambert, will not only perform all the Queen hits, they have specially designed and created a new show for this outing, after a wide range of very successful sold out tours throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America.
The arena tour will start to rock you on June 23, at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, and will play it’s last “Bohemiam Rhapsody” on Aug. 5 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
New Yorkers can catch the tour when it comes through the state on July 28, at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Depending on your location, New York fans can also see shows within driving distance on July 17, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, July 18, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, July 23, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, July 26, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, and July 30 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
The trio first teamed up when Lambert was part of the singing competition show American Idol in 2009 when they performed “We Are The Champions.” They once again shard the stage in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Ireland. They played an eight minute medley of “The Show Must Go On,” “We Will Rock You,” and “We Are The Champions” to close out the show. The three first hit the road together in 2012, when Lambert joined Queen for several shows across Europe, including at several festivals.
In a Blabbermouth report, quotes from Adam Lambert, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor about working together were published.
May on Lambert : “Adam is the first person we’ve encountered who can do all the Queen catalog without blinking. He is a gift from God.”
Taylor on Lambert: “Adam’s incredibly musical, and we certainly take anything he says quite seriously.”
Lambert on replacing Freddy Mercury: “There’s never going to be another, and I’m not replacing him. That’s not what I’m doing. I’m trying to keep the memory alive, and remind people how amazing he was, without imitating him. I’m trying to share with the audience how much he inspired me.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 3, at LiveNation.com.
Queen Tour Dates:
June 23 – Gila River Arena – Phoenix, AZ
June 24 – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV
June 26 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
June 29 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
July 1 – Key Arena – Seattle, WA
July 2 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
July 4 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB
July 6 – Pepsi Center Arena – Denver, CO
July 8 – CenturyLink Center – Omaha, NE
July 9 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
July 13 – United Center – Chicago, IL
July 14 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
July 17 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
July 18 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
July 20 – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
July 21 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
July 23 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville – CT
July 25 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
July 26 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
July 28 – Barclay’s Center – Brooklyn, NY
July 30 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
July 31 – Verizon Center – Washington, DC
Aug. 2 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Aug. 4 – Americans Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
Aug. 5 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX