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Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce North American Tour!

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT JOIN FORCES FOR A SUMMER ARENA TOUR

- Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert Kick Off North American Tour June 19 In Chicago -

- Tickets On Sale* Beginning Friday, March 14 Through The Live Nation Mobile App & At Livenation.com - 

New York, NY (March 6, 2014) - Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 19. 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 20 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 14 through the Live Nation mobile app and at Livenation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 10 at 10am local time in the USA and Tuesday March 11th at 10am local time in Canada. 

*QOL Pre-Sales: QueenOnline.com subsribers will be sent an email with links and a password for pre-sales on March 10th.

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.”

In a career spanning over 40 years Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none.  Record sales in the hundreds of millions of units, including an unprecedented string of number one albums and top-charting singles that continue to put Queen in the top ten of all-time iTunes sales, seven Ivor Novello Awards, an MTV Global Icon Award, two songs enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame -  “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” – which also remain the most played songs at sports events and arenas around the world, and, as if to qualify all of hyperbole, just last month Queen received the accolade of becoming the first artist ever to sell over six million copies of an album in the UK - beating out even the Beatles' Sgt Pepper by close to a million copies - with their Greatest Hits album, which also achieved the record of over 1,422 weeks on the British album chart.  The statistics show a staggering one in three British households now own a copy of the iconic act’s original Greatest Hits collection.  Even with the tragic loss of their uniquely talented singer Freddie Mercury, Queen remain one of the most revered bands in rock and pop history, able to claim one of the most enduring song catalogues of all time. Just think: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Killer Queen”, “Fat Bottomed Girls”, “Bicycle Race”, songs that form the backdrop to the lives of generations of fans across all ages. With their sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality,  and colossal spectacle of their live performances, Queen – Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and John Deacon - captured hearts and conquered charts like no other band in history, a legacy that continues to live through the ongoing work and concert performances by May and Taylor. Their musical We Will Rock You, co-created with writer Ben Elton, is approaching its 12th year on stage in London’s West End and is currently touring North America.

Adam Lambert’s stunning performances on the eighth season of American Idol are still widely regarded as some of the most riveting moments in the show’s history. His debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The subsequent tour took Lambert from Australia to South Africa, throughout Asia and Eastern Europe and culminated in a sold-out arena show in Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Lambert appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE. He is currently writing and recording for his third album, which will be released this year.

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

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Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce North American Tour!

beth balzer

what about south florida?

Chuckles

No Atlanta dates or Southeast for that matter, this sucks! Any Chance you will add more dates if ticket sales are strong enough?

Hanna

This tour (or at least one gig) will be huge and an art experience, one that you should not miss. I highly recommend (was in Queen + Adam concert in St. Petersburg, Russia and they were mindblowingly awesome together.

Wish our world leaders could do the same ... with Ukraine. :

Karen Tedeschi

I wish so much they would perform in the Boston Providence area. New York is the closest performance and I can't afford to go there. Bummer

TONY CINGO

I WAS FORTUNATE TO SEE QUEEN A NUMBER OF TIMES WITH FREDDIE AND TWICE WITH PAUL. IN 2005 2006 IWAS ABLE TO GET MEET AND GREET TICKETS THROUGH THE FAN CLUB. QLTHOUGH WE DID NOT MEET THE BAND WE DID GO BACKSTAGE AND HAD AMAZING SEATS. IS THAT GOING TO BE AVAILABLE AND IF WO HOW WHEN AND WHERE I NEED 3 TICKETS.

MK

Oh, nooo.... I don't see any dates in Atlanta....or anywhere in SouthEast. Please oh please come to Atlanta. We love you!

Kiko

I am trying to figure out how to subscribe. Any hints? Thanks

jamie

hawaii please

Manuel

See you guys in San Jose!
This is a dream come true!

Cristina

I see that the tour dates are only until July 20th. I'm in south Fl. any chance they still may add more dates?

Jody Taylor

Please send me email with link to presale.and code

Anyese Patrizia

Does anybody have an idea of how much the tikets cost please?

Joe Pederzoli

I would like to get information on how to get tickets to get tickets to the Queen Concert in Philadelphia in July. Thank You.

Bev

Hell to the YES!!! See you lovelies in Phillyyyyyyy! Wooooooohoooooo!

Natalia

in Argentinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa???

Alberto

Please in MEXICO!
Mexico is waiting for you

Gizella

This is so awesome, since Idol, Adam is a fav, I cant wait to see him as the lead with Queen...I'm sure tix are gonna go real fast

Y U NO KANSAS CITY

Seriously ? No Kansas City or St. Louis ?? Hopefully I can go to the Chicago Gig

Paul Evans

Wow - they're avoiding the entire southeastern United States. Tons of Queen fans in this region - what gives?

Jane

Hell yeah!! See you guys in Philly 7/16. Luv ya's!!:)

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