Monday, September 29, 2014

Queen + Adam Lambert announce European tour

Queen + Adam Lambert have announced dates for a European tour in the New Year.

The 6-week run will see the band play 21 dates in 10 countries starting January 13 in Newcastle, England.

Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday, October 3 at 9:00 am local time, except for a series of German concerts in February that will go on sale Saturday, October 4.

Ticket pre-sales for fans registered with QueenOnline, Adam Lambert's Official Fan Club or The International Queen Fan Club begin September 29.

Last month, Queen + Adam Lambert wrapped up their 2014 concert dates in New Zealand, following a summer trek across North America, Asia and Australia.

Queen first teamed up with Lambert in 2009 to perform the band's anthem, "We Are The Champions", on American Idol's season 8 finale. The pairing partnered again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast. In the summer of 2012 they performed their first live concerts together with three sold-out shows in the UK at London's Hammersmith Apollo as well as concert appearances in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

"We have a very interesting set design,” says guitarist Brian May. “It's big and daring. We're going to do it to the max."

"Each time we've worked with Adam with our music, he's just the most incredible front man," adds drummer Roger Taylor. "He's sensational. He has this amazing range, 'cause Freddie [Mercury] had a great range. Adam can really cover it. He's an extraordinary singer and a real talent. I feel he fits into our sort of theatricality. It is very comfortable.”

On November 10 (Nov 11 in North America), Queen will release a new compilation, “Queen Forever.” The package includes three previously unreleased songs featuring late singer Freddie Mercury – including a duet with Michael Jackson.

Learn more about “Queen Forever” here.

Queen + Adam Lambert
2015 European tour

Jan 13 - Newcastle, England - Arena
Jan 14 - Glasgow, Scotland - Hydro
Jan 17 - London, England - O2 Arena
Jan 20 - Leeds, England - Arena
Jan 21 - Manchester, England - Arena
Jan 23 - Birmingham, England - NIA
Jan 24 - Nottingham, England - Arena
Jan 26 - Paris, France - Zenith
Jan 29 - Cologne, Italy - Lanxess Arena
Jan 30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
Feb 01 - Vienna, Austria - Stadhalle
Feb 02 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
Feb 04 - Berlin, Germany - O2
Feb 05 - Hamburg, Germany - O2
Feb 07 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
Feb 08 - Brussels, Belgium - Palais 12
Feb 10 - Milan, Italy - Forum
Feb 13 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle
Feb 15 - Herning, Denmark - Jyske Bank Boxen
Feb 17 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2
Feb 19 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion

See also:

Queen premiere new Freddie Mercury duet with Michael Jackson
Queen drummer Roger Taylor to release solo compilation
New Queen album features unreleased Freddie Mercury songs
Queen drummer to receive honorary degree from Plymouth University
Search Queen at hennemusic