Queen + Adam Lambert announce tour dates
By Andy Malt | Published on Wednesday 19 April 2017
Queen are going to be heading out on tour at the end of this year, back with Adam Lambert standing in for Freddie Mercury. And this time they’re refusing to only play songs you want to hear.
“The general public knows the hits, so you’ve got to cater for that”, sighs Brian May. “But we can chuck in a few things that people really don’t expect. We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around. There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music. He can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more”.
Lambert adds: “What people should know if they came to the shows a couple of years back, is obviously we will still be playing the big hit songs you know and love from Queen, but we thought it would be good to challenge ourselves a bit. Change it up a little bit, change the visuals, change all the technology, change the set list to some degree. We will probably be pulling some other songs out of the Queen catalogue which we haven’t done before, which I am very excited about”.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, but when are the dates? Thence:
25 Nov: Dublin, 3 Arena
26 Nov: Belfast, SSE Arena
28 Nov: Liverpool, Echo Arena
30 Nov: Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
1 Dec: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
3 Dec: Glasgow, Hydro
5 Dec: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
6 Nov: Leeds, First Direct Arena
8 Dec: Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
9 Dec: Manchester, Arena
12 Dec: London, O2 Arena
15 Dec: London, Wembley Arena