Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Queen and Adam Lambert announce European tour

Queen and Adam Lambert have announced a fall European tour.

The 24-show run will begin in Prague, Czech Republic on November 1 and include 12 arena concerts in the UK and Ireland that will mark the band’s first full British tour in almost three years.

Queen promise to deliver a new state-of-the-art stage production and a set list that they hint will provide some surprises while marking the 40th anniversary of their biggest-selling studio album to date, 1977’s “News Of The World.”

“The general public knows the hits, so you've got to cater for that,” says guitarist Brian May, “but we can chuck in a few things that people really don't expect. We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around. There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music. He can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more.”

“We're planning on doing stuff we either haven't done before or haven't done for a long time,” adds drummer Roger Taylor. “We started as an albums band, that's what we were. The fact that we had hits was just a byproduct.”

A presale starts April 19 with general public tickets available beginning April 21 at 10AM local time through www.ticketmaster.co.uk

The European fall run follow Queen and Lambert’s first North American shows in three years when they kick off a summer trek across the continent starting in Phoenix, AZ on June 23.

Queen + Adam Lambert
2017 European tour

Nov 01 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
Nov 02 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
Nov 04 - Budapest, Hungary - Sportarena
Nov 06 - Lodz, Poland - Atlas Arena
Nov 08 - Vienna, Austria - Stadhalle
Nov 10 - Bologna, Italy - Unipol Arena
Nov 12 - Luxembourg, Amneville - Galaxie
Nov 13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
Nov 17 - Kaunas, Lithuania - Zalgiris Arena
Nov 25 - Dublin, Ireland - 3 Arena
Nov 26 - Belfast, Ireland - SSE Arena
Nov 28 - Liverpool, England - Echo Arena
Nov 30 - Birmingham, England - Barclaycard Arena
Dec 01 - Newcastle, England - Metro Radio Arena
Dec 03 - Glasgow, Scotland - The SSE Hydro
Dec 05 - Nottingham, England - Motorpoint Arena
Dec 06 - Leeds, England - First Direct Arena
Dec 08 - Sheffield, England - Motorpoint Arena
Dec 09 - Manchester, England - Arena
Dec 12 - London, England - 02 Arena
Dec 15 - London, England - The SSE Arena, Wembley

See also:

VIDEO: Adam Lambert and James Corden perform Queen sing-off battle on The Late Late Show
Queen and Adam Lambert announce North American tour
Brian May to publish Queen In 3D photo book
VIDEO: Queen and Adam Lambert preview Live In Japan DVD
Search Queen at hennemusic