Queen + Adam Lambert have announced that they will bring their brand new “Rhapsody” concert experience to UK and Europe audiences next year.
In what will be their first European dates since the worldwide box office hit Bohemian Rhapsody film, Queen + Adam Lambert reveal that they will perform 16 shows in England and Europe in spring 2020.
The announcement comes on the eve of one of the biggest North American concerts in Queen’s history. They will take to the stage as headliners this Saturday (Sept 28) for this year’s annual Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park, playing to an expected audience of 60,000.
The all-new “Rhapsody” show will kick off the new year of 2020 with 17 arena and stadium shows across South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The tour will then arrive in the UK and Europe in late spring, as Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor team up once more with longtime front man Adam Lambert on lead vocals to perform 16 shows across eight countries from late May into early July.
Once again completing the tour line-up will be the band’s long-term on-stage collaborator Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass and Tyler Warren on percussion.
The European tour will launch in Italy on May 24, with its final stop in Denmark on July 1. Along the way, it will play in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland, as well as the UK, where dates will center around five London shows at the O2 Arena beginning on June 2. Additionally, the band will play Manchester Arena on June 11.
Tickets for the UK dates on the “Rhapsody” tour go on sale to the general public today (Sept 25) and are available from ticketmaster.co.uk.
Revealing the news long awaited by the band’s UK and Europe fans, Queen’s Roger Taylor stated: “We’re back and we’re hot.”
An enthused Brian May said: “This is a fearsome new production taking the Queen legacy to a new place. I’m well proud.”
Adam Lambert joined in saying: “I can’t wait to get back to the UK and Europe, we had a blast on our last tour, and I am so excited to bring this new show over there!”
Their story is now the subject of the major, new two-hour TV documentary The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story, which premiered in US primetime on ABC TV. With rare concert footage and exclusive, revealing portraits of the band members off stage, The Show Must Go On chronicles Queen and Lambert’s incredible journey since American Idol.
The documentary will premiere in the UK Friday 11th October at 10pm on Sky Arts.
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT “Rhapsody Tour” UK & EUROPE 2020
Tickets for all shows go on General Sale @ 9am GMT / 10am CET
Sun 24 May – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena – TICKETS
Tue 26 May – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena – TICKETS
Wed 27 May – Antwerp Belgium – Sportspalais – TICKETS
Fri 29 May – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – TICKETS
Sat 30 May – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – TICKETS
Tue 2 June – London, UK – O2 – TICKETS
Wed 3 June – London, UK – O2 – TICKETS
Fri 5 June – London, UK – O2 – TICKETS
Sat 6 June – London, UK – O2 – TICKETS
Tue 9 June – London, UK – O2 – TICKETS
Thu 11 June – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena – TICKETS
Fri 12 June – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena – TICKETS – EXTRA DATE ADDED
Wed 24 June – Berlin, German – Mercedes-Benz Arena – TICKETS
Fri 26 June – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena – TICKETS
Sun 28 June – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion – TICKETS
Mon 29 June – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle – TICKETS
Wed 1 July – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena – TICKETS