Two times postponed because of to the Covid-19 pandemic, the considerably-predicted ‘Rhapsody’ Tour by Queen + Adam Lambert is last but not least all set to rock its way throughout the United kingdom and Europe for 8 weeks from late May possibly to late July.
The present has been hailed as “the newest astonishing chapter in the story of rock’s biggest band, placing a model new, extremely unique spin on over 5 a long time of Queen’s music.” The arena tour starts on Friday, Might 27 with the initial of two consecutive dates at Belfast’s SSE.
Brian May, Roger Taylor, Adam Lambert and the band then conduct at Manchester’s AO Arena on May well 30 and 31, shifting on to a brace of exhibits at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro on June 2 and 3. They then get started a seldom-attained residency of no less than ten nights at London’s The O2 on June 5, throughout which time there are also two displays in Birmingham at the Utilita Arena (11 and 12).
In all, the ‘Rhapsody’ Tour will see Queen + Adam Lambert carrying out 36 displays throughout Europe. Just after a two-year wait, audiences will last but not least have the prospect to see the epic new present which drew awe and acclaim on its preliminary outing in North The united states in 2019, and turned rock’s most popular ticket of the 12 months in the US. The concerts will be the band’s to start with European dates given that the around the globe box workplace sensation that was the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic.
Queen + Adam Lambert’s all-new ‘Rhapsody’ exhibit – praised as “a marvel of technical advances” – adopted its North American outing with 17 stadium concert events across South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand in 2020 actively playing to nightly audiences as massive as 75,000 when in Sydney, Australia, Queen + Adam carried out for Fire Struggle Australia, in advance of the display was abruptly curtailed by the unparalleled entire world lockdowns released in April 2020.
At any time the masters of extravagant overall performance and sumptuous visuals, Queen + Adam Lambert’s most recent output is yet again the get the job done of Stufish Entertainment Architects’ established designer Ric Lipson and lighting designer Rob Sinclair. Each have a long-time period affiliation with Queen which includes the band’s eye-popping News Of The Earth-inspired touring exhibit of 2017-18.
Lipson describes the two-and-a-half-hour production as “a new chapter in the heritage of the band. At the time once more for them growing the parameters of what a live tunes experience can be, this new demonstrate delivers the band’s most amazing yet, an revolutionary and interactive celebration of the continued energy of Queen’s audio.”
Given that Adam Lambert very first shared the phase with Queen for the 2009 American Idol closing, his dynamic performances have reinvigorated the band and delighted enthusiasts globally. Starting as they meant to go on, their initially full clearly show alongside one another in June 2012 thrilled a crowd of half a million strong in the Ukrainian cash city of Kiev. Considering that then, May perhaps and Taylor’s musical fireworks have been matched by Lambert’s vocal prowess and phase existence, producing for an explosive combination.
Around 200 gigs later, the partnership has remained a commercial and significant triumph, taking part in to enraptured complete properties in every single corner of the environment, with whole audiences of shut to four million. The band’s Are living About The Globe album, launched in October 2020, delivered Queen with its tenth No. 1 album in the Uk and gave Adam Lambert his initial, and topped charts all-around in the globe.
Roger Taylor said: “We are all completely gagging to get out there and commence filling arenas with Queen yet again. I was fortunate more than enough to play a tour past October to promote my album Outsider, which was excellent pleasurable but it was certainly a extra modest outing. However, taking part in with Queen is the actual deal. It was so discouraging when the ‘Rhapsody’ Tour was interrupted in March 2020, and it feels as if we have been suspended in aspic at any time considering that. But I’m unquestionably overjoyed that the 50 percent a million or additional people today who bought tickets for this leg of the tour have saved their tickets. The complete joy of currently being capable to get out and link with countless numbers of folks is palpable.”
Brian May perhaps explained: “Just the considered of obtaining back again on tour is extremely thrilling. I can truly feel the tension creating previously! Two yrs ago we finished the Australia leg of our tour, which integrated the Hearth Struggle gain live performance at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, in front of about 75,000 people today. That was like a further Dwell Help and it was just one of the most effective live shows we’ve at any time performed. So we had been on a authentic psychological higher 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 authentic obligation to provide, soon after postponing these dates twice. We have acquired the crew again alongside one another. There will be no compromises. This is a likely to be a total Queen show. There’s very little like it. We are all so psyched to see people’s reactions and exceed everybody’s anticipations.”
Adam Lambert added: “I am so anxious to get again on stage! It has been unbelievably disheartening for all musicians more than the last two a long time, for the reason that we genuinely do dwell for this bodily relationship with the viewers. We experienced just performed an astounding tour of The us, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, and we were being all all set to play Britain and Europe, but then lockdown took place. I was incredibly blessed to do a several exhibits on my individual previous year – but there is absolutely nothing like becoming on a stadium and arena tour with Queen. It is these kinds of a thrill and I am desperate to get out there once more.”
Queen + Adam Lambert’s United kingdom and Europe ‘Rhapsody’ Tour features the subsequent exhibits:
27 Might 2022: Belfast, The SSE Arena
28 May perhaps 2022: Belfast, The SSE Arena
30 May perhaps 2022: Manchester, AO Arena
31 Could 2022: Manchester, AO Arena
2 June 2022: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
3 June 2022: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
5 June 2022: London, The O2
6 June 2022: London, The O2
8 June 2022: London, The O2
9 June 2022: London, The O2
11 June 2022: Birmingham, Utilita Arena
12 June 2022: Birmingham, Utilita Arena
14 June 2022: London, The O2
15 June 2022: London, The O2
17 June 2022: London, The O2
18 June 2022: London, The O2
20 June 2022: London, The O2
21 June 2022: London, The O2
24 June 2022: Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena
26 June 2022: Cologne, Lanxess Arena
28 June 2022: Zurich, Hallenstadion
29 June 2022: Munich, Olympiahalle
1 July 2022: Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
2 July 2022: Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
6 July 2022: Madrid, Wiznik Centre
7 July 2022: Madrid, Wiznik Centre
10 July 2022: Bologna, Unipol Arena
11 July 2022: Bologna, Unipol Arena
13 July 2022: Paris, AccorHotels Arena
15 July 2022: Antwerp, Sportspalais
17 July 2022: Copenhagen, Royal Arena
18 July 2022: Copenhagen, Royal Arena
20 July 2022: Stockholm, Avicii Arena
21 July 2022: Oslo, Telneor Arena
24 July 2022: Tampere, Nokia Arena
25 July 2022: Tampere, Nokia Arena.