You heard it right! Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert announced on Good Morning America that he’s joining Queen for a summer tour!
This is my favorite quote from the video:
Roger: “And we feel that Adam is one of the few singers that actually can deliver these songs…”
Brian interrupts: “Probably? he’s the ONLY singer.”
The schedule is as follows (link is to Ticketmaster): Queen + Adam Lambert Tour Dates
6/19 Chicago – United Center
6/21 Winnipeg – MTS Centre
6/23 Saskatoon – Credit Union Centre
6/24 Edmonton – Rexall Place
6/26 Calgary – Scotiabank Saddledome
6/28 Vancouver – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/1 San Jose – SAP Center
7/3 Los Angeles – The Forum
7/5 Las Vegas – The Joint
7/6 Las Vegas – The Joint
7/9 Houston – Toyota Center
7/10 Dallas – American Airlines Center
7/12 Detroit – The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 Toronto – Air Canada Centre
7/14 Montreal – Bell Centre
7/16 Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center
7/17 New York – Madison Square Garden
7/19 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
7/20 Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Schedule via Rolling Stones
There are lots of media stories about this new tour, but here’s one from Rolling Stones: Q&A: Queen, Adam Lambert Talk New Tour, Pressure and John Deacon
Just five years ago, Adam Lambert auditioned for American Idol by singing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You.” In his wildest dreams, he couldn’t have imagined he was kickstarting a series of events that would make him the newest Queen frontman. The trio played together on the show and teamed up again for a small series of overseas gigs last year. Now, they’re launching a full American tour this summer. Rolling Stone sat down with Brian May, Roger Taylor and Lambert to talk about the the tour, future plans and their relationship with former Queen bassist John Deacon.
And his home town paper: Adam Lambert & Queen confirm tour
Are you ready for an Adam Lambert and Queen road trip? The former San Diego singer, who rose to fame on “American Idol” in 2009, will embark on a month-long North American tour with Queen, the fabled English rock band. The tour was announced Wednesday by Lambert on the ABC TV show “Good Morning America.”
Press Release from Queen’s Website: Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce North American Tour!
New York, NY (March 6, 2014) – Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 19. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will come together for the first time in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more. The 19-date tour wraps Sunday, July 20 in Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, their only outdoor summer concert. The tour is presented by Live Nation.
We can’t wait until summer! Anyone else up for that road trip?