Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Queen and Adam Lambert expand Rhapsody tour residency in London

Following a phenomenal demand for tickets, Queen + Adam Lambert have added a further five shows to their June 2020 hugely anticipated “Rhapsody” residency at London’s O2 Arena.

Inspired by the success of the 2018 biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the seven-week, 25-date series – set to open May 24 in Bologna, Italy – will now include a ten-night stand at London’s O2 Arena in June, with new shows added on June 8, 17, 18, 20 and 21.

“This is a fearsome new production taking the Queen legacy to a new place,” says guitarist Brian May. “I’m well proud.”

“I can’t wait to get back to the UK and Europe,” adds Lambert, “we had a blast on our last tour, and I am so excited to bring this new show over there!”

Tickets for the new London dates on the “Rhapsody” tour go on sale to the general public today, December 11; there are no pre-sales.

The tour comes at a time when Queen continues to ride high on the momentum of their box-office-busting, Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody” biopic, which has introduced their music to new audiences with record-breaking results. Apart from becoming the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, in the UK it is also No. 1 biggest-selling film of 2019 on home release.

Queen’s original soundtrack to the film has remained high in the UK album chart ever since its November 2018 debut; in the US, it became the band's highest-charting album in 38 years, and Queen sold more albums in North America than any artist in the first half of 2019.

The groundbreaking “Bohemian Rhapsody” music video recently reached a historic one billion views on YouTube making it the most viewed music clip of the 20th Century.

Queen + Adam Lambert
Rhapsody tour

UK / Europe 2020

May 24 - Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
May 26 - Paris, France @ AccorHotels Arena
May 27 - Antwerp Belgium @ Sportspalais
May 29 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
May 30 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
Jun 02 - London, UK @ O2
Jun 03 - London, UK @ O2
Jun 05 - London, UK @ O2
Jun 06 - London, UK @ O2
Jun 08 - London, UK @ O2 **
Jun 09 - London, UK @ O2
Jun 11 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
Jun 12 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
Jun 17 - London, UK @ O2 **
Jun 18 - London, UK @ O2 **
Jun 20 - London, UK @ O2 **
Jun 21 - London, UK @ O2 **

Jun 24 - Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
Jun 26 - Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
Jun 28 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
Jun 29 - Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
Jul 01 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
Jul 02 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
Jul 07 - Madrid, Spain @ Wiznik Centre
Jul 08 - Madrid, Spain @ Wiznik Centre

** new dates added Dec 11

See also:

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 10: QUEEN
Queen guitarist Brian May recovering from leg surgery
Queen wins American Music Award for Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack
Queen celebrate Bohemian Rhapsody milestone with fan video series
Search Queen at hennemusic