Ovation: Queen & Adam Lambert Announce North American Summer Tour.
Singer Adam Lambert, who rose to fame when he appeared on season eight of American Idol and made history in May 2012 by becoming the first openly gay vocalist to have an album debut at number one on the Billboard album charts, announced yesterday morning that he will be joining the classic rock band, Queen, for a North American tour this summer. Lambert and original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor made the announcement during an appearance on Good Morning America.
Lambert’s unique vocal style and extraordinary range is thought to be reminiscent of the iconic Freddie Mercury, Queen’s frontman who died in 1991 of complications from AIDS. John Deacon, the band’s original bassist who wrote many of the band’s hit songs including “Another One Bites the Dust”, has retired from music and will not be a part of the tour.
While the legendary band from Great Britain has appeared with Lambert on a number of occasions since first performing “We Are the Champions” together on American Idol’s season eight finale, the band has never toured with Lambert in North America.
“Come see us, it’s going to be amazing!” – Adam Lambert
Tickets for the tour, presented by LiveNation, will be on sale beginning Friday, March 14, 2014 for the following performance dates:
Queen with Adam Lambert 2014 Tour Dates:
06/19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
06/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
06/23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
06/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
06/26 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
06/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/01 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
07/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
07/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/09 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
07/10 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
07/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/14 – Montreal, QC 2 Bell Centre
07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
07/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/19 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/20 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Enjoy this video of Lambert performing with the band at last year’s iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas to help you decide if you’ll be buying tickets.
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