Are you ready to get rocked one more time? Queen is set to go on tour once more in 2019, after the success of Bohemian Rhapsody. The biopic focused on Queen’s formation and frontman, Freddie Mercury, was a box office smash hit. Despite harsh reviews from critics, fans of the band have found inspiration from the film. It has become the 2nd highest-grossing musical biopic and has grossed over $500 million worldwide.
After this success, it seems that Queen has decided to go on the road for a Rhapsody tour with American Idol star, Adam Lambert. We’re sorry to say, this is currently not a worldwide tour, but for those living in the U.S., you can hopefully find a show on their planned North American tour.
Queen actually hasn’t been off the road for long. Their last tour was in 2017 – 2018, the Queen + Adam Lambert Tour was worldwide and ended in September 2018. Adam Lambert has been collaborating with Queen since 2011 and been on tour with them nearly every year since 2012. This new tour marks Queen’s newest venture with Adam.
Alongside Adam Lambert, original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor will hit the road. Noticeably absent from the lineup is John Deacon, Queen’s former bass player. John has lived a very secluded life since Freddie Mercury’s death and he officially retired from music in 1997. Brian May and Roger Taylor were very involved in the creation of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, while John Deacon was not.
Brian May announced the 2019 tour on Queen’s website:
“This is a great opportunity. Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever and got us our best notices ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious! Watch out, America!” Lambert, who first shared the stage with Queen for the 2009 American Idol finale, added: “We have been designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!”
Queen‘s North American Tour Dates
July 10, 2019 – Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena
July 12 – Tacoma, WA at Tacoma Dome
July 14 – San Jose, CA at SAP Center
July 16 – Phoenix, AZ at Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA at The Forum
July 23 – Dallas, TX at American Airlines Center
July 24 – Houston, TX at Toyota Center
July 27 – Detroit, MI at Little Caesars Arena
July 28 – Toronto, ON at Scotiabank Arena
July 30 – Washington, DC at Capital One Arena
July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA at PPG Paints Arena
August 3 – Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center
August 4 – Boston, MA at Xfinity Center
August 6 – New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
August 9 – Chicago, IL at United Center
August 10 – St. Paul, MN at Xcel Energy Center
August 13 – Columbus, OH at Nationwide Arena
August 15 – Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
August 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL at BB&T Center
August 18 – Tampa, FL at Amalie Arena
August 20 – New Orleans, LA at Smoothie King Center
August 22 – Atlanta, GA at State Farm Arena
August 23 – Charlotte, NC at Spectrum Center
Tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday, December 7, 2018, at 10 AM via Live Nation. But, Queen and Adam Lambert Fan Club pre-sales will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
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If you love Queen and loved Freddie Mercury, you can watch this incredible side-by-side video of Bohemian Rhapsody’s Live Aid scene compared to the real moment.