Queen + Adam Lambert have announced details of 12 arena concerts in the UK and Ireland. The band have promised to showcase a spectacular new stage production and a set list that the band hints will provide some surprises.
These shows will mark the band’s first full British tour in almost three years and the band will unveil a brand new show including a specially designed state-of-the-art production.
Queen drummer and co-founder Roger Taylor insists the 2017 tour “will look entirely different to the show we took around before. Production has really changed a lot, the things you can do now, you have a much broader palette, the technology has really come along. We’re planning on doing stuff we either haven’t done before or haven’t done for a long time. We started as an albums band, that’s what we were. The fact we had hits was just a byproduct.”
Guitarist Brian May confirms Queen’s 2017 shows will have a more ambitious musical agenda. “The general public knows the hits, so you’ve got to cater for that,” he said, “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 Lambert, 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.”
Singer Adam Lambert added: “I am very excited.”
Queen + Adam Lambert play:
25 - 3 Arena, Dublin
26 - SSE Arena, Belfast
28 - Echo Arena, Liverpool
30 - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
1 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
3 - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
5 - Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
6 - First Direct Arena, Leeds
8 - Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
9 - Arena, Manchester
12 - O2 Arena, London
15 - The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
Tickets are priced £69 for general admission standing and £79 for reserved seating and go on sale at 10am, April 19 here .