Queen and Adam Lambert ready for Chicago

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Brian May, Adam Lambert and Roger Taylor backstage before their Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor) + Adam Lambert North American tour announcement at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2014 in New York City. The tour kicks off Thursday in Chicago. Photo by Kevin Mazur

17 June 2014 by Eloise Marie Valadez

One of the biggest concerts of the summer is set to rock onto the stage of The United Center this week.

Queen and Adam Lambert will open their tour at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Chicago’s United Center. Lambert, a former finalist on “American Idol” won raves for his vocals on the show and for his performance with Queen on “Idol.”

Lambert will perform lead vocals on iconic songs such as “We Are The Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “We Will Rock You,” “Killer Queen” and more.

The tour is scheduled to travel throughout the U.S. this season and then also heads to Asia and Australia. Upcoming shows include July 3 at The Forum in Los Angeles; July 5 and 6 at The Joint in Las Vegas; July 12 at The Palace at Auburn Hills in Detroit and July 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

FYI: Queen and Adam Lambert will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $35 to $139. Ticketmaster.com