Monday, April 29, 2019

Queen and Adam Lambert announce Rhapsody tour of Japan

Queen and Adam Lambert have announced dates for an early 2020 tour of Japan.

The four-show series – which includes two nights in Tokyo – will precede recently-revealed concerts in New Zealand and Australia next year as part of the group’s Rhapsody world tour.

Inspired by the success of the 2018 biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the trek will debut a brand new larger-than-life production following its North American debut this summer.

“The fond relationship between Queen and the Japanese people is legendary,” says guitarist Brian May. “Over the years the bond has strengthened, and in recent months the success of the Bohemian Rhapsody film in Japan has become an unprecedented phenomenon. It will be the greatest thrill for us to return in January to the country that first recognised Queen music nearly 50 years ago. Subarashi desu!!!”

“It feels like too long since we were last in Japan,” adds Lambert, “but I have such fond memories of our time there, and I am so thrilled to go again with a whole new show.”

A Creative Man members pre-sale begins Wednesday, May 1 at 12pm JST, with general public tickets going on sale Thursday, May 9 at 12pm JST.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, “Bohemian Rhapsody” recently passed the $900 million mark at the box office worldwide to become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time for 20th Century Fox, behind only “Avatar” (2009), “Titanic” (1997) and “Star Wars: Episode I: Phantom Menace” (1999).

Queen + Adam Lambert
Rhapsody tour

Japan 2020

Jan 25 – Tokyo, JP @ Saitama Super Arena
Jan 26 – Tokyo, JP @ Saitama Super Arena
Jan 28 – Osaka, JP @ Kyosera Dome
Jan 30 – Nagoya, JP @ Nagoya Dome

See also:

Adam Lambert to mentor Queen Night episode of American Idol
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody tops $900 million at worldwide box office
Queen and Adam Lambert announce New Zealand shows
Queen and Adam Lambert announce Australian tour
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