Queen + Adam Lambert announce summer arena tour

Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 19th. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will come together for the first time in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more. The 19 date tour wraps Sunday, July 20th in Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, their only outdoor summer concert. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, March 14th through the Live Nation mobile app and at livenation.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 10th at 10 am local time in the USA and Tuesday March 11th at 10 am local time in Canada.

Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed, “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to” and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

The threesome first shared the stage during American Idol in May 2009 for a performance of “We Are The Champions”. They teamed up again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland for an electrifying eight-minute finale of “The Show Must Go On”, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” and in the summer of 2012, Lambert performed a series of shows with Queen across Europe as well as dates in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. They also performed three sold-out gigs at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

“Let’s ROCK those beautiful arenas JUST ONE MORE TIME!” said Brian May. “I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” added Lambert. “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I’m honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie’s memory; he’s a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.”

Tour Dates

6/19 – Chicago – United Center
6/21 – Winnipeg – MTS Centre
6/23 – Saskatoon – Credit Union Centre
6/24 – Edmonton – Rexall Place
6/26 – Calgary – Scotiabank Saddledome
6/28 – Vancouver – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/1 – San Jose – SAP Center
7/3 – Los Angeles – The Forum
7/5 – Las Vegas – The Joint
7/6 – Las Vegas – The Joint
7/9 – Houston – Toyota Center
7/10 – Dallas – American Airlines Center
7/12 – Detroit – The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre
7/14 – Montreal – Bell Centre
7/16 – Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center
7/17 – New York – Madison Square Garden
7/19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
7/20 – Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.