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Queen + Adam Lambert Plot U.S. Summer Tour

Rock legends, ‘American Idol’ veteran set 25-city cross-country trek

Queen + Adam Lambert announced an expansive summer tour that will launch June 23rd at Phoenix’s Gila River Arena and take the group across the country through August 5th.

Tickets for the 25-city tour will go on sale Friday, February 3rd at 10 am local time via Live Nation, though nembers of Queen and Adam Lambert’s fan clubs can buy tickets beginning Tuesday, January 31st at 10 am.

Queen and Lambert wrapped their most recent trek last September, a 15-date jaunt that included shows throughout Europe and Asia.

The Queen/Lambert collaboration began in 2009 with a performance on the eighth season of American Idol, when guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor teamed up with Lambert, then a contestant on the singing competition. The trio subsequently performed together at the MTV Europe Awards in Belfast in 2011, followed by a joint concert with Elton John the next year in Kiev.

After a mini-tour in 2012 and a headlining performance at Las Vegas’ iHeartRadio Music Festival the following year, the revamped Queen launched a series of full-scale tours over the next three years. Since 2011, the band has been supported onstage by keyboardist Spike Edney, bassist Neil Fairclough and percussionist/Taylor’s son, Rufus Tiger Taylor.

While Queen haven’t united with Lambert in the recording studio, the rock legends performed the singer’s solo single “Ghost Town” during their 2015 tour, transforming it from a dance-floor banger into a monstrous arena rocker. The supergroup released the concert LP Live in Japan last year.

In 2014, Queen released the compilation Queen Forever, which features previously unreleased tracks with vocalist Freddie Mercury and bassist John Deacon. It also includes “There Must Be More to Life Than This,” a duet between Mercury and Michael Jackson.

Queen + Adam Lambert 2017 Tour Dates

June 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
June 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
June 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
June 29 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
July 1 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
July 2 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 4 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
July 6 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
July 8 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
July 9 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
July 13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 14 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 17 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 18 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
July 20 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
July 23 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 25 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 26 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
July 28 – New York, NY @ Barclays Center
July 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 31 – Washington D.C. @ Verizon Center
August 2 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 4 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
August 5 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

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