QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT JOIN FORCES FOR A SUMMER ARENA TOUR:

- Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert Kick Off North American Tour June 19 In Chicago -
- Tickets On Sale Beginning Friday, March 14 Through The Live Nation Mobile App & At Livenation.com -

New York, NY (March 6, 2014) - Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 19. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will come together for the first time in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more. The 19-date tour wraps Monday, July 20 in Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, their only outdoor summer concert. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, March 14 through the Live Nation mobile app and at Livenation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 10 at 10am local time in the USA and Tuesday March 11th at 10am local time in Canada.

Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed, “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to” and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

The threesome first shared the stage during American Idol in May 2009 for a performance of “We Are The Champions”. They teamed up again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland for an electrifying eight-minute finale of “The Show Must Go On”, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” and in the summer of 2012, Lambert performed a series of shows with Queen across Europe as well as dates in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. They also performed three sold-out gigs at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

"Let's ROCK those beautiful arenas JUST ONE MORE TIME!” said Brian May. “I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” added Lambert. “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory; he's a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.”

In a career spanning over 40 years Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none. Record sales in the hundreds of millions of units, including an unprecedented string of number one albums and top-charting singles that continue to put Queen in the top ten of all-time iTunes sales, seven Ivor Novello Awards, an MTV Global Icon Award, two songs enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame - “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” – which also remain the most played songs at sports events and arenas around the world, and, as if to qualify all of hyperbole, just last month Queen received the accolade of becoming the first artist ever to sell over six million copies of an album in the UK - beating out even the Beatles' Sgt Pepper by close on a million copies - with their Greatest Hits album, which also achieved the record of over 1,422 weeks on the British album chart. The statistics show a staggering one in three British households now own a copy of the iconic act’s original Greatest Hits collection. Even with the tragic loss of their uniquely talented singer Freddie Mercury, Queen remain one of the most revered bands in rock and pop history, able to claim one of the most enduring song catalogues of all time. Just think: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Killer Queen”, “Fat Bottomed Girls”, “Bicycle Race”, songs that form the backdrop to the lives of generations of fans across all ages. With their sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, and colossal spectacle of their live performances, Queen – Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and John Deacon - captured hearts and conquered charts like no other band in history, a legacy that continues to live through the ongoing work and concert performances by May and Taylor. Their musical We Will Rock You, co-created with writer Ben Elton, is approaching its 12th year on stage in London’s West End and is currently touring North America.

Adam Lambert’s stunning performances on the eighth season of American Idol are still widely regarded as some of the most riveting moments in the show’s history. His debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The subsequent tour took Lambert from Australia to South Africa, throughout Asia and Eastern Europe and culminated in a sold-out arena show in Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Lambert appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE. He is currently writing and recording for his third album, which will be released this year.

TOUR DATES
6/19 - Chicago United Center
6/21 - Winnipeg MTS Centre
6/23 - Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
6/24 - Edmonton Rexall Place
6/26 - Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
6/28 - Vancouver Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/1 - San Jose SAP Center
7/3 - Los Angeles The Forum
7/5 - Las Vegas The Joint
7/6 - Las Vegas The Joint
7/9 - Houston Toyota Center
7/10 - Dallas American Airlines Center
7/12 - Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 - Toronto Air Canada Centre
7/14 - Montreal Bell Centre
7/16 - Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
7/17 - New York Madison Square Garden
7/19 - Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
7/20 - Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion

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Comments for this News article

legapple

Cant wait to see you maybe in my hometown of San Jose, CA next summer on your tour. LUV u ADAM!!!!!!

SweetLeaf

I'm so happy I got tickets for the NYC Madison Square Garden concert & both Mohegan Sun CT concerts! There's an electric enthusiasm in the air~~~~~Yes!!! Feeling incredibly lucky to get to enjoy an EPIC part of Rock History~~~~~ Queen + Adam Lambert !!!!!
~~~~~ I'm so excited~~~~~ You guys are sooo gonna ROCK us loving fans!!!!!!!

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panda7889

Why can't they add more dates to the tour? I just seems the space range between states is too much for some areas and too small for others. If I went I'd have to drive at least six hours just to see the show. But they have like three or more in the northeast of the United States and a good many of those states are two hours or less apart. Ugh... happy to those who get to go but a still a little frustrated with the choice in locations to do the tour in. Sad

Ame29

Being from Asia, I won't be able to attend (unless I strike the million dollar lottery, which I have recently started buying in the hope that I win the Jackpot and can attend the tour.. Smiling) But I am thrilled for those who are lucky enough to be attending.. I've seen Adam live once during the Glam Nation Live Tour when he came to my country; BEST.EXPERIENCE.OF.MY.LIFE.. So friends, have a great time, enjoy those classic, everlasting Queen songs and be thrilled by Adam, his antics, his good looks, his fashion and his vocal acrobatics..

P.S.. Since I can't attend in person, I do hope that the Queen and Lambert camp will release a DVD of the tour.. I will definitely stand in line to buy that DVD.. Fingers crossed.. Smiling

123Casey

Where can I find the code for fans who wish to buy tickets please?

LAMBERTLUST

so great! i got 4th row center for San Jose!!!

carter_

. So incredibly thrilled for Adam + Queen - and of course the fans as well!

This tour is gonna be beyond EPIC!
so proud of Adam + Queen!

C U soon dudes !!!! Laughing out loud
x0x
carter

GALYA

I love you very much Queen + Adam Lambert ...♥♥♥♥...super ... you will look forward to your concert.

loaded smile

Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! My fingers are ready to press the button on those tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smiling

ClaireB

I'll be there with bells on. This is on my bucket list and finally I'm hoping for a chance to see this spectacular show. Adam and Queen live is out of this world. I've watched the DVDs from 2012. I hope to go to more than one.

panda7889

Congrats they don't legitly tour, they just hit all the big cities yay... another year I won't get to see him or ever will see him. Well screw you Adam and your dumb tour. >:(

SDGlambert5045

They're not coming to San Diego! So disappointed about it! Sad

trishnz

I am coming from New Zealand and I am VERY excited about it Smiling))

Ana Glam

My BFF and I will be going to the DC area Merriweather Post Pavilion to close the tour! Very excited! Just need tix. \o/

LAMBERTLUST

oh yes i can't wait!!!

Ivaa

So amazing !!! Wish I could go to Philadelphia show,because it'd be a perfect birthday gift for me,but unfortunately I live in Europe .

But I hope,after US tour,you'll continue this tour in other continents.

POLAND IS WAITING.