Monday, December 3, 2018

Queen and Adam Lambert announce Rhapsody North American tour

Queen and Adam Lambert have announced dates for a summer 2019 Rhapsody tour of North America.

In sync with the worldwide success of the biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody” – which tells the band’s story from their 1970 beginnings to the iconic appearance at 1985’s Live Aid concert – Queen will play a 23-date series of arena and stadium shows starting in Vancouver, BC on July 10.

The six-week "Rhapsody" trek (see dates below) will debut a new larger-than-life production that promises to deliver “an innovative and interactive celebration of the continued power of Queen's music.”

"This is a great opportunity,” explains guitarist Brian May. “Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever, and got us our best notices ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious! Watch out, America!"

"We have been designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!," says Lambert, with drummer Roger Taylor adding: “We are ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle."

Completing the tour lineup are long-term collaborator Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, and Tyler Warren on percussion.

Queen and Adam Lambert fan-club pre-sales will run from 10 a.m. local time through 10 p.m. local time on Thursday, December 6, with general public tickets going on sale starting Friday, December 7 at 10 a.m. local time via the usual outlets.

Queen + Adam Lambert
2019 Rhapsody North American tour

Jul 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Jul 12 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
Jul 14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
Jul 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Jul 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Jul 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Jul 24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Jul 27 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Jul 28 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Jul 30 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
Jul 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Aug 03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Aug 04 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug 06 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug 09 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Aug 10 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug 13 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Aug 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Aug 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Aug 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Aug 22 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Aug 23 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center

See also:

Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody becomes second biggest music biopic in US history
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody returns to US singles charts
Queen score biggest US chart success in four decades
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody film tops global box office on opening weekend
Search Queen at hennemusic