26 Mar 2014
Rock legends Queen and their Freddie Mercury stand-in Adam Lambert have tacked an additional five concerts onto their summer itinerary, bringing the tour tally to twenty-four shows spread across the U.S. and Canada. The tour, originally scheduled to end on July 20th in Washington D.C., will now run through July 28th, with stops in Boston, East Rutherford, Uncasville, Atlantic City and Toronto added to the mix. Check out the updated list of dates below.
With a few months to go before they hit the road, Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor are currently working overtime assuaging fans’ fears about what a Mercury-free Queen tour will be like. According to May, Lambert will not simply be attempting to ape Freddie’s inimitable style.
“One of the great things about Adam is that he’s never an imitator,” May said. “He finds his own way with the songs and that’s what we all want. We want our music to be alive and dangerous and open to change.”
May thinks Mercury would approve of Queen’s decision to tour with someone who adds his own flavor to the band’s repertoire.
“You know, Freddie, particularly, would hate to have things kind of reproduced the way they were,” May explained. “We take it to a different place. It’s exciting and I don’t think we’d be doing it if we didn’t think we were actually going into new territory and every time we work with Adam, we do that. So I’m very happy.”
But as Roger Taylor points out, they know they can only push the fans so far, because at the end of the day, people just want to hear the hits.
“We’re very aware of what we think people want to hear, and I think after I’ve been to concerts where I haven’t heard exactly what I wanna hear, so we’re gonna try and deliver that as well,” Taylor said. “You know what people would want to hear from a Queen concert, obviously the big hits and try and make it an interesting journey through the hits.”
Tickets for the newly added dates will be on sale beginning Saturday, March 29 at 9am local time through the Live Nation mobile app and at Livenation.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 24 at 10am local time in the USA and Wednesday, March 26 at 10am local time in Canada.
Queen/Adam Lambert Tour Dates:
6/19 – Chicago, IL – United Center
6/21 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
6/23 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
6/24 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
6/26 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
6/28 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/01 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
7/03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
7/05 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
7/06 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
7/09 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
7/10 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
7/12 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
7/14 – Montreal, PQ – Bell Centre
7/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
7/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
7/19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
7/20 – Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/22 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
7/23 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
7/25 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
7/26 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hal
l 7/28 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Queen with Adam Lambert-We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions iHeartRadio Music Fest 2013