Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce North American 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 - 

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 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: 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.


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!


So so excited. Will see them in Edmonton and Calgary!


when do the tix go on sale for MSQ in NYC??? Do all the tics for American go on sale the same day??

RESPOND ASAP!!!! If I miss it I will surely die---and yes this is coming from a 50 yr old woman who has waited forever to my Roger!!!

Santiago Gomez

Vamos!!! Brian, Roger: vengan a Argentina, sería cumplir de nuevo el sueño de verlos,


Damn. I was really hoping they were going to perform in the UK. As a 16 year old, having never had the chance to see queen before I would have loved them to have come so I could actually see them live. I still remain hopeful that there is going to be more stuff announced for the UK :)

José Luis

Southamerica is waiting for you


Please!!!! Come back to Argentina!!!!!

Luc Bossé

Montreal can't wait for you! After Queen Extravaganza at Quebec I'll see the real thing! Thanks a lot!


No stop for Cleveland? The Home of Rock and Roll and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. How disappointing that a lot of concerts pass us up and our contributions to music are so easily over looked.


Are you playing at the Air Canada Centre July 13? It shows here, but not on the ACC site, or livenation...


Please, when in Italy???


See you in LA!

Marlen Labianco

If you're touring the USA, please, I beg, schedule a date in Florida (or Georgia). If not i'm going to have to travel far to see you. You have TONS of fans down this way - PLEASE!! :)


Great news, Rog & Brian have been so keen to tour with Adam again I'm thrilled they're getting the chance to do it, even if it's only in the US/Canada! Hope fans from O/s can get hold of a DVD of this tour so we can be part of it too. I'm so envious! Well done to Bri & Rog on recognising the enormous talent of a young singer (Adam Lambert) and not allowing bias, snobbish attitudes and/or prejudice to cloud their judgement - just one of many reasons we love Queen & all who sail in her!


So So SOOOO Excited that you are touring! Will you be adding any tour dates/venues? Or is this the final list. Would LOVE to see you guys in Albuquerque but will travel!

Mike Daddone

Wow cant wait we met Adam in Florida and wife got tattoo of his signature on her back... So to go see him again with Queen she is so excited..... Can't wait...

Rosario ortiz

Awesome! Can't wait

Marissa fortugno

How do you subscribe to the website? Ive been trying to find out for a while now, and i need to get pre sales!!!! I need to see this concert! Im so excited!!!!


Been waiting to see Queen live for 40 years. Sorry I couldn't see them with the legendary Freddie Mercury but seeing them with Adam Lambert is major mounds of icing on the cake! I'll be there!

Jaqui Oh

Thank you!!! 2 shows in Vegas, so EXCITED!!! Love Queen, Love Adam -- Great Musicians, PERFECT fit. I do hope also that you'll do a concert DVD to remember the tour and give to those that can't go.


Awesome news! Adam is like if he was a son of Freddie, that is how close to a match Adam is to Freddie.


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