Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Queen and Adam Lambert reschedule tour of UK and Europe

Queen and Adam Lambert have postponed and rescheduled their upcoming UK and European Rhapsody tour due to the on-going global coronavirus outbreak.

The 2020 tour was due to start in Italy on May 24, with the itinerary also including a massive run of 10 London O2 concerts as well as a pair of shows each in Manchester and Birmingham, before further mainland Europe dates were set to conclude with two Madrid shows on July 7 and 8.

The decision has been made with the safety of audiences, band, crew and venue staff in mind and with close on 400,000 tickets sold across the tour, was not a decision taken lightly.

In sync with news of the postponement, Queen and Lambert have announced newly-rescheduled dates for spring and summer of 2021.

All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show dates; ticket holders are advised to contact their point of purchase for information on ticket exchanges for the 2021 dates.

The group recently completed a six-week stadium tour of South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, including an appearance at the Fire Fight Australia benefit concert.

“We’re very sad to announce the postponement of our summer shows in Europe,” says guitarist Brian May, “although, in the present crazy state of the world, it cannot be a surprise to our fans. Those incredible scenes at our concerts just over a month ago now seem like an impossibly distant dream. We were so lucky to be able to complete that tour, running just ahead of the wave that was about to break on us. I know many of our fans are having similar moments of disbelief and bewilderment out there.

“Of course, we would have gone ahead with the dates had it been humanly possible. The good news is that we do NOW have a PLAN B ready to roll. If you hold on to your tickets they will be valid for the rescheduled shows. God willing, we will be there with bells on!”

“We’re all in this together,” adds drummer Roger Taylor. “Devastating! Boringly frustrating! Scary and upsetting! But...pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down...start all over again!!! Be well....take care...coming right back at you as soon as we possibly can!!!"

“I am very disappointed that we won’t be touring Europe as planned,” comments Lambert, “but we have to look after each other and put everyone’s health first. Look forward to getting out there when it’s safe.”
Queen and Adam Lambert
Rhapsody tour

UK / Europe 2021

** rescheduled dates as of March 31

May 23 - 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 01 - London, UK @ The O2
Jun 02 - London, UK @ The O2
Jun 04 - London, UK @ The O2
Jun 05 - London, UK @ The O2
Jun 07 - London, UK @ The O2
Jun 08 - London, UK @ The O2
Jun 10 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
Jun 11 - Manchester UK @ Manchester Arena
Jun 13 - Birmingham, UK @ Utlita Arena
Jun 14 - Birmingham, UK @ Utlita Arena
Jun 16 - London, UK @ The O2
Jun 17 - London, UK @- The O2
Jun 19 - London, UK @ The O2
Jun 20 - London, UK @ The O2
Jun 24 - Berlin, German @ 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 06 - Madrid, Spain @ Wiznik Centre
Jul 07 - Madrid, Spain @ Wiznik Centre

See also:

Queen and Adam Lambert stream Live Aid set from Fire Fight Australia concert
VIDEO: Queen and Adam Lambert reprise Live Aid set at Fire Fight Australia concert
VIDEO: Queen and Adam Lambert perform Led Zeppelin classic in New Zealand
Queen and Adam Lambert add final dates to UK Rhapsody tour
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