Having well and truly rocked North America with 25 giant shows across the summer which drew universally ecstatic reviews and played to sold-out audiences totalling close to 400,000 spectators, QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT have finally announced that they will bring their brand new, hugely anticipated “Rhapsody” concert experience to European audiences next year.
In what will be their first European dates since the worldwide box office sensation that was the “Bohemian Rhapsody” film, QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT today reveal that they will perform 16 shows in England and Europe in spring 2020.
The announcement comes on the eve of one of the biggest North American concerts in QUEEN‘s illustrious history. They will take to the stage as headliners this Saturday, September 28, for this year’s annual Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park, playing to an expected audience of 60,000. The all-star event has been staged each year since 2012 by the Global Poverty Project, which has set the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT will star alongside artists such as Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, ONE REPUBLIC and Carole King.
The all-new “Rhapsody” show, already hailed as “a marvel of technical advances,” will kick off the New Year of 2020 with 17 giant arena and stadium shows across South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The extravaganza will then arrive in Europe in late spring, as QUEEN original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor team up once more with longtime frontman Adam Lambert on lead vocals to perform 16 shows across eight countries from late May into early July.
The European tour will launch in Italy on May 24, with its final stop in Denmark on July 1. Along the way, it will play in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland, as well as the U.K., where dates will center around five London shows at the O2 Arena beginning on June 2.
The only U.K. show outside of the capital is set for Manchester’s MEN Arena on June 11. These are the only confirmed U.K. performances for QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT at this point.
Tickets for the U.K. dates on the “Rhapsody” tour go on sale to the general public today, September 25 at 9:00 a.m. local time. There are no pre-sales. Tickets (maximum of six tickets per booking) are priced from £45.00 and available from Ticketmaster.co.uk and QueenOnline.com.
Jun. 02 – London, UK – O2
Jun. 03 – London, UK – O2
Jun. 05 – London, UK – O2
Jun. 06 – London, UK – O2
Jun. 09 – London, UK – O2
Jun. 11 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena