Adam Lambert, Queen Announce ‘State-of-the-Art’ 2017 European Tour: See the Dates
Adam Lambert and Queen are heading back out on the road together this year — but if you've caught their stage spectacle before, don't expect to see the same thing.
Following the announcement of their 26-date North American summer tour, the two superstar acts revealed that they'll be hitting Europe for 25 dates including stops around the UK and Ireland, kicking off in Prague on November 1, featuring "a spectacular new stage production and a set list that the band hints will provide some surprises."
This will be the band's first British tour in nearly three years since January of 2015.
“What people should know if they came to the shows a couple of years back, is obviously we will still be playing the big hit songs you know and love from Queen, but we thought it would be good to challenge ourselves a bit," teases Adam in the accompanying press release, "Change it up a little bit, change the visuals, change all the technology, change the set list to some degree. We will probably be pulling some other songs out of the Queen catalogue which we haven’t done before, which I am very excited about."
The show promises to include "specially designed state-of-the-art production," and a set list full of "material [that] will no doubt acknowledge this year’s 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album to date, News of the World from 1977."
Expect the unexpected, adds Queen's Brian May: “The general public knows the hits, so you’ve got to cater for that, but we can chuck in a few things that people really don’t expect. We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around. There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music. He can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more.”
Tickets will go on general sale beginning on Friday, April 21 at 10 AM local time, with pre-orders beginning on Thursday, April 20. All information is available at Ticketmaster.
Check out the full list of Queen and Adam Lambert European tour dates below.
Queen + Adam Lambert 2017 European Tour Dates
Wed 1st November - O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Thu 2nd November - Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
Sat 4th November - Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary
Mon 6th November - Atlas Arena, Lodz, Poland
Wed 8th November - Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria
Fri 10th November - Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
Sun 12th November - Amneville Galaxie, Luxembourg
Mon 13th November - Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri 17th November - Zalgiris Arena, Kaunas, Lithuania
UK & IRELAND
Sat 25th November - 3 Arena, Dublin
Sun 26th November - SSE Arena, Belfast
Tue 28th November - Echo Arena, Liverpool
Thu 30th November - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Fri 1st December - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
Sun 3rd December - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Tue 5th December - Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Wed 6th December - First Direct Arena, Leeds
Fri 8th December - Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
Sat 9th December - Arena, Manchester
Tue 12th December - O2 Arena, London
Fri 15th December - The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
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