Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Partner With Twickets
Twickets announced as Queen + Adam Lambert official resale partner for UK & Ireland arena tour
Now sold out across all 14 dates
Tickets listed for nearly ten times their original price on secondary market
Monday 15th May 2017, London:- Iconic rockers Queen + Adam Lambert are teaming up with Twickets to offer face value resale for their upcoming UK and Ireland tour. The partnership aims to help fans driven Ga Ga by ridiculous secondary prices, enabling them to buy and sell spare tickets securely and without being ripped off.
Tickets for the tour went on sale on Friday 21 April at £69 for standing and £79 for reserved seats. The primary sites sold out in less than an hour and tickets are selling on secondaries for up to £764, approximately ten times their face value.
Queen's + Adam Lambert's websites and socials will now direct fans to a specially created landing page, http://queenandadamlambert.twickets.co.uk, or to the Twickets mobile app.
Since first sharing the stage for the American Idol final in May 2009, Queen + Adam Lambert have proved to be a hugely successful global partnership, having now played more than 90 shows in every corner of the world. In summer 2012 they played their first full live shows across Europe, making their spectacular official debut in front of half a million people in Kiev.
When Queen + Adam Lambert played their first North American tour in 2014 they were crowned Band of the Year at the 10th annual Classic Rock Roll of Honor awards and Best Live Band of the Year in Ultimate Classic Rock’s reader’s poll. This year Queen + Adam Lambert play two gigantic tours, first across North America June – August, and later in the year they sweep across Europe with 26 dates beginning in Prague and winding up in London mid-December.
This is the latest in a run of major partnerships for Twickets. The fan-to-fan face-value reseller recently teamed up with Ed Sheeran on his UK dates, and Adele on her Wembley finale shows when they were released towards the end of last year.
Paul Roberts, Managing Director at Phil McIntyre Entertainments, Queen + Adam Lambert's UK promoters and European agency, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Twickets”.
Richard Davies, Twickets’ founder, commented: “It’s an honour to work with one of the greatest rock bands of all time and see them go the extra mile for their fans, protecting them from the extortionate secondary prices and ticket touting. Working together, we can ensure that Queen + Adam Lambert’s fans are given a safe place to buy secondary tickets at face value, whilst also setting a precedent for other legendary bands to follow.”
The full UK tour dates are as follows:
Sat 25 November – 3 Arena, Dublin
Sun 26 November – SSE Arena, Belfast
Tue 28 November – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Thu 30 November – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Fri 1 December – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Sun 3 December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Tue 5 December – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Wed 6 December – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Fri 8 December – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
Sat 9 December – Arena, Manchester
Tue 12 December – O2 Arena, London
Wed 13 December – O2 Arena, London
Fri 15 December – The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
Sat 16 December – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham