Queen + Adam Lambert jusy announced that they are bringing their new tour “Rhapsody” to UK and Europe audiences in 2020, with 16 dates on sale so far.
The all-new “Rhapsody” show, already hailed as “a marvel of technical advances,” will kick off the new year of 2020 with 17 giant arena and stadium shows across South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The extravaganza 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.
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 centre around five London shows at the O2 Arena beginning on June 2.
The only UK show outside of the capital is set for Manchester Arena on June 11. These are the only confirmed UK performances for Queen + Adam Lambert at this point.
Tickets for the UK dates on the “Rhapsody” tour go on sale to the general public today, September 25. There are no pre-sales. Tickets (maximum of six tickets per booking) are priced from £45.00 and 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!”
24 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
26 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
27 – Antwerp Belgium – Sportspalais
29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
30 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
2 – London, UK – O2
3 – London, UK – O2
5 – London, UK – O2
6 – London, UK – O2
9 – London, UK – O2
11 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
12 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
24 – Berlin, German – Mercedes-Benz Arena
26 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
28 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
29 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
1 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
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.
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