Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 2019 Rhapsody Tour
By Andrew Magnotta
December 3, 2018
Queen fully intends to capitalize on the historic success of its Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, in 2019.
With Adam Lambert at the front of the stage, Queen will hit the road again in the summer of 2019 for the aptly titled Rhapsody tour.
The 23-date North American tour runs from mid-July through late-August. The band says fans can expect "an all new concert experience."
Tickets for the Rhapsody tour go on sale to the general public starting Friday, December 7, at 12 p.m. local time.
Queen + Adam Lambert Fan Club pre-sales will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time on Thursday, December 6.
"We are ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle," drummer Roger Taylor said of the newly announced dates.
The Rhapsody tour will mark Queen's first return to the stage after the band's 10-show residency this past September at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"This is a great opportunity," May added. "Out 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!"
See the tour dates below.
Queen's Rhapsody North American Tour 2019
Wed Jul 10 - Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Fri Jul 12 - Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Sun Jul 14 - San Jose, CA SAP Center
Tue Jul 16 - Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Fri Jul 19 - Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Tue Jul 23 - Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
Wed Jul 24 - Houston, TX, Toyota Center
Sat Jul 27 - Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
Sun Jul 28 - Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
Tue Jul 30 - Washington, DC, Capital One Arena
Wed Jul 31 - Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
Sat Aug 03 - Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
Sun Aug 04 -Boston, MA, Xfinity Center
Tue Aug 06 - New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
Fri Aug 09 - Chicago, IL, United Center
Sat Aug 10 - St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
Tue Aug 13 - Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
Thu Aug 15 - Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Sat Aug 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
Sun Aug 18 - Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
Tue Aug 20 - New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
Thu Aug 22 - Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena
Fri Aug 23 - Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
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