Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 2014 North American Tour

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As we hinted last weekQueen and Adam Lambert will tour North America this summer. The complete list of dates can be found below.

Lambert, Brian MayRoger Taylor and supporting musicians will play 19 dates over the course of a month beginning June 19 at Chicago’s United Center. They will have hit major venues in 18 cities (Las Vegas gets two shows) across the United States and Canada by the time they wind it up on July 20 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., which is located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

“I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” Lambert said via press release. “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I’m honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie‘s memory; he’s a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.”

“Let’s rock those beautiful arenas just one more time,” May added.

Tickets go on sale March 14 at Livenation.com and through their mobile platforms. American Express card members will have access to a pre-sale beginning March 10 at 10:00AM for the U.S. dates and March 11 at 10:00AM for the Canada dates.

Queen + Adam Lambert 2014 North American Tour

6/19 — Chicago, Ill.
6/21 — Winnipeg, Manitoba
6/23 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
6/24 — Edmonton, Alberta
6/26 — Calgary, Alberta
6/28 — Vancouver, British Columbia
7/1 — San Jose, Calif.
7/3 — Los Angeles, Calif.
7/5 — Las Vegas, Nev.
7/6 — Las Vegas, Nev.
7/9 — Houston, Texas
7/10 — Dallas, Texas
7/12 — Detroit, Mich.
7/13 — Toronto, Ontario
7/14 — Montreal, Quebec
7/16 — Philadelphia, Pa.
7/17 — New York, N.Y.
7/19 — Uncasville, Ct.
7/20 — Columbia, Md.

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Queen plan to play this year

roger taylor and brian may of queen

Brian May and Roger Taylor are planning to perform live as Queen later this year, the guitarist has confirmed.

And he’s predicted that an upcoming announcement regarding their Freddie Mercury biopic is going to “cause sensation”.

The guitarist – who recently endured a cancer scare – says via his website: “It looks like it will be a very busy year for us. We seem to be still hovering on the button as I write, ready to start the engine rolling on the Freddie film.

It’s been a long haul as you know, trying to assemble the right team to make the film. I have learned in my short time in the movie world that availability is everything. There are windows of opportunity, when everyone you need is free – but the windows can close unexpectedly, and it’s back to the drawing board.

“But the line-up is looking very exciting. I think just the announcement will cause a bit of a sensation.”

May says of working with Taylor again: “We’ve  been looking at doing some dates – Roger and myself and who knows who else. Of course, these days nothing is a secret for more than the five minutes it takes for Twitter and Facebook to spread rumours.

“I think we’re up for one more swing out there. In fact, in our Queen meeting today we drank on it!”

Queen’s most recent concerts have been with American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert at the front of the band. They played a number of shows in 2012 and appeared in Las Vegas last September.

Meanwhile, the band have released a new video discussing their 1986 shows at Wembley Stadium.