AceShowbiz - Queen and Adam Lambert unveiled plan for another summer tour. The two performers announced on Thursday, January 26, that they would launch their summer tour at Phoenix's Gila River Arena on July 23.
The "Bohemian Rhapsody" hitmaker and the "American Idol" alum also said that they would hit 24 more cities across North America, including Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C. and Dallas, after they kick off the tour. It will be their first tour together in 2017 after wrapping up their Europe-Asia tour last September.
Queen and Lambert first performed together on "American Idol" season 8 finale in 2009 where Lambert was a finalist and finished in second place. They collaborated again in 2011 for MTV Europe Music Awards and called themselves "Queen + Adam Lambert". Since then, Lambert alongside Queen's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor have toured together playing the band's hits such as "We Will Rock You", "Somebody to Love" and "We Are the Champions".
Only half of the original Queen members join this collaboration since the band's iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury died in 1991 and bassist John Deacon has declined to participate in the project due to his retirement. But Mercury and Deacon's participation can still be heard in Queen's "Queen Forever" album, which consists of the rock band's unreleased tracks, including a duet between Mercury and Michael Jackson "There Must Be More to Life Than This". The album was released in 2014.
In a statement about the upcoming summer tour, Taylor and May promised that the tour would be "a brand new show specially designed and created for this outing" and it will bring "Queen's history alive in all its passion and glory." Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale on February 3 via Live Nation.
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