Adam Lambert steps in as Queen frontman
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|