Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert, Steel City Festival 2015 Linz, Austria – 25 May 2016



5 May 2016
Stadion – Linz

The newborn Steel City festival, taking place at the Linz stadium, Austria, on May 25th next year has already crowned itself in its very first year!

The incomparable QUEEN will be headlining the first edition of the rock festival in Upper Austria. QUEEN will be performing together with ADAM LAMBERT.

Before QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT the new kings of Austrian rock, WANDA and SEILER & SPEER will perform in the Steel City Stadium.

Tickets will go onsale tomorrow, Wednesday December 16 at 9.00 am under, Tel. +43 1 96 0 96.

Early Bird tickets available for the first 48 hours!

Queen + Adam Lambert

Having first appeared together on the 2009 American Idol finale, followed with a performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Adam Lambert soon became a fixture with Queen, and with the band performed several big concerts and television performances in 2012 and 2013, followed by a fully sold out US tour in 2014 at the end of which Queen + Adam Lambert received the Band of the Year accolade at the 10th annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards as well as being voted Best Live Band of the Year in Ultimate Classic Rock’s year round up reader’s poll.

Their recent world tour span 67 sold out concert dates in less than a year (including Vienna!) – producing rave reviews by critics & media like:

“Queen and Adam Lambert delivered just over two hours of pure sensation straight into the nerves and bones of anyone fortunate enough to witness it. Freddie may be gone, but he would surely approve.” (Brisbane Times)

“Did they rock us? Oh YES!” (New York Daily News)

In 1985 Queen’s two Rock in Rio performances drew a total audience of more than half a million people, the largest paid audience in history and for Queen their biggest concert audiences ever reached.

Just this September – thirty years after Queen performed the opening and closing at the inaugural festival event – they were invited back to Brazil’s Rock in Rio festival to headline the opening night, this time fronted by Adam Lambert. The following 6 gig tour in South America sold out in record time and made it a triumphant return to the continent.

About Queen:
Even with the tragic loss of their uniquely talented singer Freddie Mercury, Queen remain one of the most revered bands in rock and pop history, able to claim one of the most enduring song catalogues of all time, including “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Killer Queen”, “Fat Bottomed Girls”, “Bicycle Race”, songs that form the backdrop to the lives of generations of fans across all ages. With their sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, and colossal spectacle of their live performances, Queen – Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and John Deacon – captured hearts and conquered charts like no other band in history, a legacy that continues to live through the ongoing work and concert performances by May and Taylor, now joined by Adam Lambert.

About Adam Lambert:
Adam Lambert’s debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and a worldwide smash hit with ‘Whataya Want From Me’. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. In 2013, Adam appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE and as as a featured vocalist on Avicii’s album ’True’. Adam released his highly anticipated third album, ‘The Original High’ this summer, it entered the worldwide chart at number 3, and took his overall worldwide sales to over 2.5 million. The Single ‘Ghost Town’ has had over 100 million streams worldwide including 37 million views of the video. He has just announced his brand new single “Another Lonely Night”.