You Want it All? You’ve got it all.
Following the release of the critically acclaimed biopic Boehmian Rhapsody, Queen has announced its return to the stage next year with the Rhapsody tour. Guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and singer Adam Lambert will reunite once more to deliver their “most ambitious” show yet.
Under the moniker, Queen + Adam Lambert, the trio will embark on a 23-date tour spanning North America. They will be joined by long-term collaborators and touring musicians, bassist Neil Fairclough, percussionist Tyler Warren and Spike Edney on the keys.
Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen attend the American premiere of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at The Paris Theatre on Oct. 30, 2018, in New York City. John Lamparski / WireImage
Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen attend the American premiere of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at The Paris Theatre on Oct. 30, 2018, in New York City.
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After the success of the Bryan Singer-directed film, the band knew that the legacy of Queen is still alive and well — so they decided to give the fans more, which is exactly what they’ve been waiting for.
We’re excited to announce Queen + @adamlambert will be debuting the brand new Rhapsody touring show across 23 North America dates July-August 2019. Read all the details here:https://t.co/rBI0jbxQRb
Photographer: Bojan Hohnjec
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— Queen (@QueenWillRock) December 3, 2018
More than six years of touring with Lambert led to over 180 roaring gigs across stadiums worldwide. By the sounds of it, that was their way of just getting started. “We’re ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle,” said Taylor in the official press release.
Lambert admitted the tour may have been in the works for a while now, too. “We’ve been designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs,” he said. “We’re excited to unveil it!”
And…. WE’RE BACK!! Can’t wait to see you all on The Rhapsody Tour with @QueenWillRock! Tickets go on sale this Friday 12/7 at 10am local time ⚡️
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— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) December 3, 2018
May upped the ante by promising their most ambitious stage-show yet.
“Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever,” he added. “So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious.
“Watch out, America,” added May.
Queen photo session for ‘Music Life’ magazine, in the garden of Hotel Pacific Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan, March 21, 1976. Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images
Queen photo session for ‘Music Life’ magazine, in the garden of Hotel Pacific Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan, March 21, 1976.
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The Rhapsody tour is an opportunity Queen fans weren’t expecting after already being treated to a North American tour earlier this year.
Those who previously missed out passionately took to 上海夜生活 to express their unparalleled joy.
I will sell my left arm and leg for these new Queen tour tickets.
— Sara Delk (@Sara_A_quoter_) December 3, 2018
QUEEN IS GOING ON TOUR I NEED. TO GO. DIJFJFJGNB
— kaitlyn (@esnyparker) December 3, 2018
OMG queen is coming here for their tour plz i wanna see them
— madigan 🕊 (@medicineontour) December 3, 2018
WAIT A CONCEPT:
Everyone who attends the Queen Tour dress up like 70’s-80’s era to make it like it was when Queen was young again 😍
— c 🌨 (@breakfreeroger) December 3, 2018
Saw the tour in Winnipeg a few yrs ago, it was awesome! And pretty much the only way I’ll ever see John Deacon on stage is when you show him on the big screen, so shut up and take my money again 😊🤗🎉
— ★ Aliyah ★ (@mizz_dunn) December 3, 2018
While many have been hopeful, original bassist John Deacon has made no comment on the tour as of this writing.
He has remained uninvolved with Queen since 1991 following the tragic death of Freddie Mercury.
While he gave the thumbs up for the biopic, Deacon has avoided the spotlight since his final performance with Queen in 1997.
Photo of John Deacon and Freddie Mercury of Queen in 1970. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Photo of John Deacon and Freddie Mercury of Queen in 1970.
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The brilliance of Bohemian Rhapsody — both the song and movie — seems to have reinvented how many see and feel about Queen; a rebirth of sorts.
this is gonna be queen stans when queen+adam lambert announce 2019 tour dates pic.twitter上海龙凤419/RhINjBZSO3
— rita loves bri (@brisbestpics) December 2, 2018
Queen will utilize Twickets as a safe and secure marketplace for fans to buy or sell additional tickets at face value, helping to combat scalpers and secondary ticket sellers.
Not to worry Canadians, Queen + Adam Lambert will see you in both Toronto and Vancouver next summer.
(L-R) Adam Lambert, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen + Adam Lambert perform at Park Theater at Park MGM on Sept. 1, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
(L-R) Adam Lambert, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen + Adam Lambert perform at Park Theater at Park MGM on Sept. 1, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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The Queen and Adam Lambert fanclub presale will run from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m ET.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. through the official Queen website.
The Rhapsody Tour North America 2019
** Canadian shows are bolded **
July 10 — Vancouver, B.C. @Rogers Arena
July 12 — Tacoma, Wash. @Tacoma Dome
July 14 — San Jose, Calif. @SAP Center
July 16 — Phoenix, Ariz. @Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 19 — Los Angeles, Calif. @The Forum
July 23 — Dallas, Tex. @American Airlines Center
July 24 — Houston, Tex. @Toyota Center
July 27 — Detroit, Mich. @Little Caesars Arena
July 28 — Toronto, Ont. @Scotiabank Arena
July 30 — Washington, D.C. @Capital One Arena
July 31 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @PPG Paints Arena
Aug. 3 — Philadelphia, Pa. @Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 4 — Boston, Mass. @Xfinity Center
Aug. 6 — New York City, N.Y. @Madison Square Garden
Aug. 9 — Chicago, Ill. @United Center
Aug. 10 — St. Paul, Minn. @Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 13 — Columbus, Ohio @Nationwide Arena
Aug. 15 — Nashville, Tenn. @Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 17 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @BB&T Center
Aug. 18 — Tampa, Fla. @Amalie Arena
Aug. 20 — New Orleans, La. @Smoothie King Center
Aug. 22 — Atlanta, Ga. @State Farm Arena
Aug. 23 — Charlotte, N.C. @Spectrum Center