Adam Lambert, Queen to Bring ‘Rhapsody’ Tour Back to North America
American Idol star Adam Lambert and the legendary rock band Queen are returning to North America for new Rhapsody tour dates later this year. Performances will kick off this October, and tickets for the tour will go on sale next Friday, March 31.
Adam Lambert, Queen to Tour North America This Year
According to Rolling Stone, this is the first time Lambert and Queen have toured North America since 2019. The Rhapsody tour kicked off that year, with later dates in Asia, Australia, and Europe. The newly announced dates run from October 4 to November 11, 2023.
The tour will reportedly feature classic songs such as “Somebody to Love” and “Another One Bites the Dust,” but there will also be rarer tracks such as “Dragon Attack,” which Lambert says is “one of my favorites.” He teased that there’s “a lot of time between now and when the tour starts in October to come up with new ideas.”
“I feel less anxiety now,” Lambert told Rolling Stone of touring with the iconic band. “I’ve matured as a performer. I trust myself a bit more. I will say that when the movie [Bohemian Rhapsody] came out, we had all these new fans, and many of them were young, I felt this little pang of, ‘Oh, these are new fans that haven’t been to a show yet.’ I needed to prove myself again, which is good. It keeps me on my game.”
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Tickets Go on Sale March 31
Tickets for the new tour dates will go on sale next Friday, March 31, at 10 a.m. local time. The band is using the Ticketmaster Face Value Exchange, to make it impossible to sell tickets for more than face value. This will hopefully keep prices low and prevent scalping.
The band also teased that a sequel to the 2018 Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody might happen, with the right script. As Queen’s Brian May told Rolling Stone, “It’s a possibility. If the right planets align, it might happen.”
Fans can also rest easy knowing that the band has no plans for a farewell tour any time soon. As May told the magazine, “Farewell tour? We’re just getting started.”