Adam Lambert steps in as Queen frontman

Adam Lambert is once again filling the massive shoes of Queen’s legendary frontman Freddie Mercury.

After super successful sold out tours across Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America, Adam is reuniting with Queen’s original lineup, Brian May and Roger Taylor, for a new 25-city North American run.

“It’s pretty crazy and I’m very excited,” Adam tells me of his upcoming gigs with the iconic band.

“I’m there as their guest and I intend to go in with the utmost respect. It’s a nice challenge to be on stage with legends.”

Adam first teamed up with Queen back in 2009 to perform the band’s staple hit “We Are the Champions” during the American Idol finale where Adam was a contestant and runner up.

The diehard Queen fan, who sang “Bohemian Rhapsody” during his initial Idol audition, joined his rock ’n’ roll heroes on stage again in 2011 for a three-song medley at the MTV European Music Awards.

That electrifying performance sparked talks exploring the possibility of Adam standing in as Queen’s frontman for a string of selected shows and of course he did.

In 2014 Queen + Adam Lambert embarked on their first full blown tour together which was met with such massive applause that it was expanded internationally and through 2015.

Now, by popular demand, Queen and the former American Idol star are set to tour North America again and Adam gets to relive his teenage dream.

“I love Queen and I love Freddie Mercury,” Adam says swooning over the iconic, irreplaceable frontman.

And Adam adds that he hopes the public gets the gist of this very special tour.

“The idea is just to sing great music and to sing these songs the way Freddie intended them to be sung. Not in a mimicking fashion and not to imitate or just copy Freddie. It would feel sacrilegious and disrespectful to treat it like an impression,” Adam insists. “The idea is to pay homage to his memory.”

Queen + Adam’s North American tour kicks off on Friday, June 23 in Pheonix, Arizona with Canadian dates including Montreal on Monday, July 17 and Toronto on Tuesday, July 18. For info and updates follow Adam on twitter and facebook.

See Queen + Adam Lambert North American tour dates below.

Friday, June 23
Phoenix, AZ Gila River Arena
Saturday, June 24
Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Monday, June 26
Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Thursday, June 29
San Jose, CA SAP Center
Saturday, July 1
Seattle, WA Key Arena
Sunday, July 2
Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Tuesday, July 4
Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Thursday, July 6
Denver, CO Pepsi Center Arena
Saturday, July 8
Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
Sunday, July 9
Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Thursday, July 13
Chicago, IL United Center
Friday, July 14
St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Monday, July 17
Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Tuesday, July 18
Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Thursday, July 20
Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Friday, July 21
Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Sunday, July 23
Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Tuesday, July 25
Boston, MA TD Garden
Wednesday, July 26
Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Friday, July 28
New York, NY Barclays Center
Sunday, July 30
Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Monday, July 31
Washington D.C. Verizon Center
Wednesday, August 2
Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Friday, August 4
Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Saturday, August 5
Houston, TX Toyota Center
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