Monday, June 19, 2017

Queen and Adam Lambert to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Queen and Adam Lambert will perform on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, June 22.

The late night television appearance lands on the eve of the band’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 - see full list of dates below.

The 7-week, 26-date arena run also includes two nights at The Hollywood Bowl this month as Queen debut a brand 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.”

The pairing will follow the North American dates with a European tour in the fall.

Set to begin in Prague, Czech Republic on November 1, the trek will include 12 arena concerts in the UK and Ireland that mark the band’s first full British tour in almost three years.

Queen and Adam Lambert recently announced dates for their first shows of 2018, a spring tour of Australia and New Zealand that will open in Auckland, NZ on February 17.

Pre-Sale Information for QueenOnline subscribers and Queen Fan Club members will be sent via e-mail.

General public tickets for the tour will go on sale Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. local time via the usual outlets.

UPDATE: You can watch video of Queen + Adam Lambert performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live here.

Queen + Adam Lambert
2017 North American tour

Jun 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Jun 24 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Jun 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Jun 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Jun 29 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
Jul 01 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Jul 02 - Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Jul 04 - Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
Jul 06 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
Jul 08 - Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
Jul 09 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Jul 13 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jul 14 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Jul 17 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Jul 18 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jul 20 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Jul 23 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul 25 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Jul 26 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Jul 28 - New York, NY @ Barclays Center
Jul 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Jul 31 - Washington D.C. @ Verizon Center
Aug 02 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug 04 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Aug 05 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

See also:

Queen and Adam Lambert announce Australia and New Zealand concert dates
Queen and Adam Lambert announce European tour
VIDEO: Adam Lambert and James Corden perform Queen sing-off battle on The Late Late Show
Queen and Adam Lambert announce North American tour
Search Queen at hennemusic