Queen + Adam Lambert announce North American tour
Queen + Adam Lambert have announced a North American tour.
The 'We Will Rock You' hitmakers' guitarist Brian May was forced to axe shows at the end of 2016 after battling with a "persistent illness", but the group currently fronted by Adam Lambert are to fulfil their touring duties by embarking on an extensive run of dates kicking off on June 23 in Phoenix, Arizona and concluding in Houston, Texas on August 5.
Former 'American Idol' star Lambert, 34 - who has been performing late great frontman Freddie Mercury's vocal parts - shared the news with his 2.5 million fans on Friday (27.01.17).
Alongside a selfie with May and drummer John Taylor, he wrote: "@QueenWillRock press junket a smashing success !! Come see @DrBrianMay, @OfficialRMT and Me this summer on our 2nd North American Tour!!!"
May, 69, was due to perform a series of concerts across the UK in December with singer Kerry Ellis but had to put them on hold as the illness has been "destroying his energy and his will".
At the time he explained: "I managed to complete the recent Queen and Adam Lambert dates in Asia but I have been increasingly battling with a persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will. I am now at the point where I don't feel confident to perform the scheduled shows to the standard we all expect.
"I've been strongly advised to rest and heal, rather than go out and risk 'falling down on the job' out there, which would be a real tragedy. I'm convinced it's much better taking the step to cancel the dates now, refunding the fans for the ticket sales, and giving all our team a chance to re-plan their time in December. Sincere apologies to all."
Lambert told BANG Showbiz in December that May was in "great spirits" and teased that a tour announcement was coming soon.
At the time, he said: "I spoke to him the other night and he is in great spirits and he is so excited for potentially doing some more performances next year. I can't really say more than that. But he is in a really good place."
Queen + Adam Lambert 2017 North American Tour dates:
June 23 - Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
June 24 - Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
June 26 - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
June 29 - San Jose, CA, SAP Center
July 1 - Seattle, WA, Key Arena
July 2 - Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 4 - Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
July 6 - Denver, CO, Pepsi Center Arena
July 8 - Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
July 9 - Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
July 13 - Chicago, IL, United Center
July 14 - St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
July 17 - Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
July 18 - Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
July 20 - Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 21 - Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
July 23 - Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
July 25 - Boston, MA, TD Garden
July 26 - Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
July 28 - New York, NY, Barclays Center
July 30 - Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
July 31 - Washington D.C., Verizon Center
August 2 - Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
August 4 - Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
August 5 - Houston, TX, Toyota Center