Queen and Adam Lambert are hitting the road in North America in 2016 and kicking it all off on June 23rd in Phoenix, AZ at the Gila River Arena.
Founded in London in 1970, Queen was made up of the iconic Freddie Mercury along with Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. Freddie joined the band after hearing the original band Smile (May and Taylor) perform around the city. Their music was originally defined as hard rock and heavy metal but evolved into an arena rock/pop rock sound. In 1974, Queen started to receive international attention with their third and fourth albums, Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera. A Night at the Opera featured the highly popular single, “Bohemian Rhapsody“.
“We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” were released in 1977 and the band began selling tickets to large arenas worldwide. Those two songs, still till this day, can be heard at numerous sporting events around the world like NHL and MLB games. Their best-selling single of all time, “Another One Bites the Dust”, was released in 1980. The band became one of the biggest bands in the land and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Unfortunately, Mercury passed away in 1991 of bronchopneumonia and a complication of AIDS. May and Taylor kept performing together occasionally. In 2014, American Idol alum Adam Lambert joined the band and became the perfect stand-in for the iconic Freddie Mercury. They began touring again as Queen and have started selling concert tickets to large venues.
2017 Queen and Adam Lambert Tour Dates
June 23 — Phoenix, AZ at Gila River Arena
June 24 — Las Vegas, NV at T-Mobile Arena
June 26 — Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Bowl
June 29 — San Jose, CA at SAP Center
July 1 — Seattle, WA at Key Arena
July 2 — Vancouver, BC at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 4 — Edmonton, AB at Rogers Place
July 6 — Denver, CO at Pepsi Center Arena
July 8 — Omaha, NE at CenturyLink Center
July 9 — Kansas City, MO at Sprint Center
July 13 — Chicago, IL at United Center
July 14 — St. Paul, MN at Xcel Energy Center
July 17 — Montreal, QC at Bell Centre
July 18 — Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre
July 20 — Detroit, MI at The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 21 — Cleveland, OH at Quicken Loans Arena
July 23 — Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
July 25 — Boston, MA at TD Garden
July 26 — Newark, NJ at Prudential Center
July 28 — Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center
July 30 — Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center
July 31 — Washington D.C. at Verizon Center
August 2 — Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
August 4 — Dallas, TX at American Airlines Center
August 5 — Houston, TX at Toyota Center