With Bohemian Rhapsody — the Queen biopic starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury — bringing the band and its music to massive renewed public attention, the surviving band members and longtime frontman Adam Lambert have announced a 23-date North American summer tour.
The Rhapsody tour kicks off July 10 in Vancouve and continues through August 23 in Charlotte, NC. The Forum near Los Angeles and New York City’s Madison Square Garden are among the playdates. See entire tour itinerary below.
Lambert said the band has been “designing a brand-new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!”
Said Brian May, Queen’s lead guitarist: “This is a great opportunity. Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever and got us our best notices ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious! Watch out, America!”
Drummer Roger Taylor added, “We are ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle.”
The tour, produced by Live Nation, follows a September run of 10 sold-out shows at Las Vegas’ MGM Park Theater.
Lambert has been singing with the band off and on since 2009, when they shared his American Idol stage. Since then, they’ve played more than 180 concerts together.
Rounding out the band are keyboard player Spike Edney, Neil Fairclough on bass and Tyler Warren on percussion.
Here is the full Rhapsody Tour – North America 2019:
July 10 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
July 12 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
July 14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
July 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
July 23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
July 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
July 28 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
July 30 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
August 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
August 4 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
August 6 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
August 9 – Chicago, IL – United Center
August 10 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
August 13 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
August 15 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
August 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
August 18 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
August 20 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
August 22 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
August 23 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center