Queen + Adam Lambert announce extra 2020 UK shows

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Queen + Adam Lambert have confirmed that they’ll be bringing their hugely anticipated Rhapsody concert experience to the UK next summer.

Queen + Adam Lambert have added two dates at Arena Birmingham to their forthcoming tour, which sees them bring their hugely anticipated Rhapsody concert experience to the UK throughout summer 2020.

The newly announced dates will see the legendary band take to The O2, London for five nights between 2-9 June 2020, before heading north for a date at Manchester Arena on 11 June 2020.Queen + Adam Lambert’s Rhapsody tour will now spend ten nights lighting up London’s O2 Arena.

Queen + Adam Lambert 2020 UK tour dates

2 June 2020 – The O2, London
3 June 2020 – The O2, London
5 June 2020 – The O2, London
6 June 2020 – The O2, London
8 June 2020 – The O2, London
9 June 2020 – The O2, London
11 June 2020 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
12 June 2020 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
14 June 2020 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
15 June 2020 – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
17 June 2020 – The O2, London
18 June 2020 – The O2, London
20 June 2020 – The O2, London
21 June 2020 – The O2, London

The UK leg of the Rhapsody tour will feature original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor team up with longtime frontman Adam Lambert, who first started performing with the band in June 2012.

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

The band’s line up for the tour will be completed by keyboard player Spike Edney, bass player Neil Fairclough and percussionist Tyler Warren.

Queen + Adam Lambert have just wrapped up the US leg of the Rhapsody tour, which included two sell out shows at New York’s world-famous Madison Square Garden. The tour received rave reviews, in particular for its innovative and spectacular stage production, which adds a new dimension into the band’s epic back catalogue.

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

After taking nearly A$55 million (NZ$58 million) at Australia’s box office, Bohemian Rhapsody sparked a renewed interest in Queen’s legendary music – and now the band has announced they will be bringing their Rhapsody tour to the country in February 2020.

The Rhapsody Tour brings original members Brian May and Roger Taylor together again with singer Adam Lambert for six stadium shows.

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The Rhapsody Tour – Australian dates

Thursday 13 February – Brisbane – Suncorp Stadium

Saturday 15 February – Sydney – ANZ Stadium

Wednesday 19 February – Melbourne – AAMI Park

Sunday 23 February – Perth – Optus Stadium

Wednesday 26 February – Adelaide – Adelaide Oval

Saturday 29 February – Gold Coast – Metricon

The Australian shows are expected to be part of a wider tour incorporating several dates across East Asia.

Founding band member and lead guitarist Brian, 71, told fans on Monday to expect something ‘ambitious’.

‘This is a great opportunity,’ he said. ‘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 Australia!’

Adam, 37, added: ‘We have a brand new visual spectacle that will re-frame these iconic songs and we are excited to reveal the show to Australian fans.’

 

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