Queen + Adam Lambert announce North American tour

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 January 2017
Queen + Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert and Queen guitarist Brian May

Queen + Adam Lambert have announced a North American tour kicking off in Phoenix, Arizona on June 23

Queen + Adam Lambert have announced a North American tour.

The 'We Will Rock You' hitmakers' guitarist Brian May was forced to axe shows at the end of 2016 after battling with a "persistent illness", but the group currently fronted by Adam Lambert are to fulfil their touring duties by embarking on an extensive run of dates kicking off on June 23 in Phoenix, Arizona and concluding in Houston, Texas on August 5.

Former 'American Idol' star Lambert, 34 - who has been performing late great frontman Freddie Mercury's vocal parts - shared the news with his 2.5 million fans on Friday (27.01.17).

Alongside a selfie with May and drummer John Taylor, he wrote: "@QueenWillRock press junket a smashing success !! Come see @DrBrianMay, @OfficialRMT and Me this summer on our 2nd North American Tour!!!"

May, 69, was due to perform a series of concerts across the UK in December with singer Kerry Ellis but had to put them on hold as the illness has been "destroying his energy and his will".

At the time he explained: "I managed to complete the recent Queen and Adam Lambert dates in Asia but I have been increasingly battling with a persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will. I am now at the point where I don't feel confident to perform the scheduled shows to the standard we all expect.

"I've been strongly advised to rest and heal, rather than go out and risk 'falling down on the job' out there, which would be a real tragedy. I'm convinced it's much better taking the step to cancel the dates now, refunding the fans for the ticket sales, and giving all our team a chance to re-plan their time in December. Sincere apologies to all."

Lambert told BANG Showbiz in December that May was in "great spirits" and teased that a tour announcement was coming soon.

At the time, he said: "I spoke to him the other night and he is in great spirits and he is so excited for potentially doing some more performances next year. I can't really say more than that. But he is in a really good place."

Queen + Adam Lambert 2017 North American Tour dates:

June 23 - Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena

June 24 - Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena

June 26 - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl

June 29 - San Jose, CA, SAP Center

July 1 - Seattle, WA, Key Arena

July 2 - Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

July 4 - Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place

July 6 - Denver, CO, Pepsi Center Arena

July 8 - Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center

July 9 - Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center

July 13 - Chicago, IL, United Center

July 14 - St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center

July 17 - Montreal, QC, Bell Centre

July 18 - Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre

July 20 - Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills

July 21 - Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena

July 23 - Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena

July 25 - Boston, MA, TD Garden

July 26 - Newark, NJ, Prudential Center

July 28 - New York, NY, Barclays Center

July 30 - Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center

July 31 - Washington D.C., Verizon Center

August 2 - Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena

August 4 - Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center

August 5 - Houston, TX, Toyota Center

Queen & Adam Lambert

Having completed their sold out world tour the critically acclaimed partnership of Queen guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and new vocalist Adam Lambert (American Idol/Glee) embark on a series of European dates.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Thu 30 Nov

£79 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 16 Dec

£79 / 0871 945 6000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 6 Dec

£900 / 0844 248 1585

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Tue 28 Nov

£79 / 0844 800 0400

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