Queen + Adam Lambert
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Queen + Adam Lambert Set To Rock U.S. Arenas With 2019 Rhapsody Tour
On Dec. 3, Queen + Adam Lambert, as the revived group calls itself, announced an "epic 23-date arena and stadium Rhapsody tour" in North America for summer 2019, beginning in Vancouver in July and closing out in Charlotte, N.C. in August. The new tour follows the revitalized excitement around Queen's music—for new and long-time fans alike—following the Nov. 2 release of the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) December 3, 2018
The touring members include the iconic group's remaining co-founders, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, with Lambert filling in for the late, great Freddie Mercury. The lineup will also feature Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass and Tyler Warren on percussion.
May, Taylor and Lambert first performed together in 2009 on the American Idol stage, the same year the singer placed as a runner-up on the show and gained a loyal following. Queen + Adam Lambert came to fruition in 2012 when they embarked on their first tour together in Europe, with their most recent 2017/2018 tour taking them around the world. The tour wrapped in September 2018 in Las Vegas.
In the group's announcement, Taylor shared his excitement to keep the moment going: "We are ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle." Lambert added: "We have been designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!"
For more info on where to catch Queen + Adam Lambert on tour, visit Live Nation; tickets go on sale to the general public Dec. 7.