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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!

Sandy

Any dates to add close to Florida? Big fans in Tampa!

Janice Bush

I am 69 years old and just found Queen and Freddie in 2009. I heard sine if the songs but never knew who did them. Then BOOM-----I found out and fell utterly in LOVE with QUEEN. I am a widow today and can not afford a trip to Vegas or any of the play sites. I know the shows will be something Freddie would be proud of and would say it is a great show. Thank you for Freddie and Queen as you make my days wonderful.

Caitlin

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Asjen Bulten

Are they also come to Europe? Especially the Netherlands!!! I saw Queen with Freddy Mercury and also with Paul Rodgers. In Rotterdam and Arnhem. Arnhem is the best with the sound.
I cannot wait to see and hear them again.

God save the Queen.

Eric

no seattle?

Claudia Sprinkle

Why no Florida date?

Nick

Hi Everyone, im anticapting the exitment for you now.Hope you all have the best time ever at the concerts. its going to be brilliant. couldnt be happier for you all. enjoy !

Maggie Elton

I saw Adam with Queen in July 2012 and he was truly amazing. Ive seen Queen with Freddie many times and never thought anyone could come close but this is well worth seeing. Im in UK but seriously considering going.

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Melissa Rennison

I just heard Adam sing with Queen today..OMG! You guys are great together! Love Adam since I first watched him on American Idol. Queen, you're a legend. Please come to Bethel Woods Center For The Arts....the original Woodstock site. Hope to get to see you in concert.

linda

please please please come to SOUTH EAST ASIA. I'm sure there are million fans waiting for QUEEN here

Stephanie Berry Carter

im so excitedabout the tour! I went to Quebec last summerfor the extravaganza and had a radio gaga time! Glad tohear We will rock you again.
I have a brain injury and im so bad with numbers.I only hope i will be able to make my fingers work i am a member of member only club.finally will be able to contribute to MPT. I spend most of my time bumbling around the site. I will be trying to purchase two tickets.cant wait.whchocal time zone in US.? ThanksHope to see you in Chicago. Well wishes to allof you

SN

Please Please PLEASE come to Seattle!!!

Marco van der Toorn , The Netherlands.

Please, Please, Please.
Come also to Europe,
Special to Rotterdam AHOY !!!!
The Netherlands missed Queen.
We will rock you.

Greetings from Marco van der Toorn

Patti

Hope to hear you will be coming to Florida!

Loren Lugg

I saw Queen in Feb.1976 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury,Ct.,Great Show seeing a NIGHT AT THE OPERA in a Beautiful Old Opera House,Queen was just coming of age,and I was soooo fortunate to be a part of early rock history of such a great band

ALDO FLORES

what about Mexico? Mexico is North America too

Armando Venditti

Good afternoon. I have a question concerning wheelchair accessible seating for the Queen & Adam Lambert show on June 24th 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada at Rexall Place. My concern is the probability of obtaining wheelchair seating for this performance. I have tried in the past to obtain wheelchair seating for other shows and was not able to get tickets because I do not have an American Express card. Very few people in my situation have the advantage of owning an American Express card. Ticketmaster Canada has been giving me contradicting information as to when to call to try and buy tickets for this concert. Is there any information you can give as to how to obtain wheelchair accessible seating for this concert?

Ash

When I heard about this just an hour after it was announced yesterday on Brian May's website, I went ballistic. Words cannot describe the excitement and bliss I felt at that point, just like words can't describe what I'm feeling now. Being born in 1995, and being a die hard Queen fan since I was 12, I thought I would never have such an opportunity to actually see this happen in front of me. I can't really describe what this means to me. Queen's music has a very special place in my heart. Oh my god...

Sonorus

I flew to the US from Russia, to see the concert of Adam. And concerts Queen too will come. I love Freddie, I love Queen, I love Adam.

CHRISTY E OLTMANNS

How do I get registered for QOL so that I can get in the early que (March 10) for tickets?

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