Queen and Adam Lambert ‘absolutely gagging’ to get back on tour ‘There’s nothing like it’

Queen release ‘The Rhapsody Tour’ trailer with Adam Lambert

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After two postponements due to the pandemic, Queen and Adam Lambert are finally gearing up for their long-awaited UK and Europe Rhapsody tour. Brian May, Roger Taylor and their singing collaborator are about to embark on an epic 36 dates of concerts, kicking off in Belfast on May 27 and concluding in Finland in late July. The show has been called, “the latest astonishing chapter in the story of rock’s greatest band, putting a brand new, highly distinctive spin on over five decades of Queen’s music”, and the trio couldn’t be more excited to finally get back out there.

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Roger Taylor said: “We are all absolutely gagging to get out there and start filling arenas with Queen again. I was lucky enough to play a tour last October to promote my album Outsider, which was great fun but it was obviously a more modest outing. However, playing with Queen is the real deal. It was so frustrating when the Rhapsody Tour was interrupted in March 2020, and it feels as if we’ve been suspended in aspic ever since. But I’m absolutely overjoyed that the half a million or more people who bought tickets for this leg of the tour have kept their tickets. The absolute joy of being able to get out and connect with thousands of people is palpable.”

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Brian May shared: “Just the thought of getting back on tour is incredibly exciting. I can feel the tension building already! Two years ago we finished the Australia leg of our tour, which included the Fire Fight benefit concert at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, in front of around 75,000 people. That was like another Live Aid and it was one of the best concerts we’ve ever played. So we were on a real emotional high after that. We’d played the States, Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia – and we were then plunged straight into lockdown. So we now have a real obligation to deliver, after postponing these dates twice. We’ve got the crew back together. There will be no compromises. This is going to be a full Queen show. There’s nothing like it. We are all so excited to see people’s reactions and exceed everybody’s expectations.”

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Adam Lambert added: “I am so anxious to get back on stage! It has been incredibly frustrating for all musicians over the last two years, because we really do live for this physical connection with the audience. We had just played an amazing tour of America, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, and we were all ready to play Britain and Europe, but then lockdown happened. I was very lucky to do a few shows on my own last year – but there is nothing like being on a stadium and arena tour with Queen. It is such a thrill and I am desperate to get out there again.”

Here are the full tour dates for Queen and Adam Lambert’s UK and Europe tour:

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May 27 & 28 Belfast, UK
May 30 & 31 Manchester, UK
June 2 & 3 Glasgow, UK
June 5, 6, 8, & 9 London, UK
June 11 & 12 Birmingham, UK
June 14, 15, 17, 18, 20 & 21 London, UK
June 24 Berlin, Germany
June 26 Cologne, Germany
June 28 Zurich, Switzerland
June 29 Munich, Germany
July 1 & 2 Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 7 Madrid, Spain
July 10 Bologna, Italy
July 13 Paris, France
July 15 Antwerp, Belgium
July 17 & 18 Copenhagen, Denmark
July 20 Stockholm, Sweden
July 21 Oslo, Norway
July 24 & 25 Tampere, Finland

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