Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert – add extra Tokyo show at Nippon Budokan 21 Sept


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Due to huge public demand and two sold-out shows Queen + Adam Lambert add extra Tokyo show at Nippon Budokan on September 21st

TICKETS ON SALE (General On-Sale) AUGUST 20 at 10AM

(June 29, Tokyo) Queen + Adam Lambert today announced an extra show in Tokyo on September 21st at Nippon Budokan due to huge public demand. The band’s previously announced shows on September 22nd and 23rd at the same venue are already sold out. The Budokan shows mark a highly anticipated return to the original site of Queen’s historic first concert in Japan in April 1975. The shows are co-presented by AEG LIVE and KYODO TOKYO.

Announcing their extra show Queen + Adam Lambert said:

“Konnichiwa Tokyo !! One more time! Mo Ik-kai ! Thanks for making us so welcome again in Ja-pan. Respects ! Ikimasho !!” Brian-san.

Roger Taylor: “We are honoured to play a third concert in the very first venue we played in Japan in 1975. The circle completes!”

Adam Lambert: “I am so looking forward to getting back to Tokyo where I always get such a warm welcome, and to be able to perform there with Queen is a dream come true! See you soon!”

In addition to the Tokyo concerts, the band will also play in Shanghai at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on September 26, which will make new history as the band’s first-ever show in China. The band is also set to perform at the second night of the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore, as well as arena shows in Taipei, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

Priced at S-class : 16,500 / A-class: 14,500 / B-class: 12,500 JPY and very limited number of SS-class: 40,000 JPY, tickets for the extra show will go on pre-sale exclusively by Ticket PIA from 4am on July 29, and generally on-sale from 10am on August 20th. All the details at the Japan Tour Offi-cial Website, and Kyodo Tokyo +81-(0)570-550-799

Since first sharing the stage for the final of American Idol in May 2009, Queen + Adam Lambert have been confirmed worldwide as a successful partnership with over 70 sold out shows in every part of the world and a concert audience to date of well over a million people.

Past months have seen the band headline Rock in Rio Lisbon playing to 74,000 people, sell out Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi Olympic arena and headline numerous sold out festivals including the UK’s Isle of Wight Festival, by far one of Britain’s most prestigious and successful music festivals with a heritage of such headliners as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.

Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert first met during American Idol in May 2009, joining the finalists for a performance of “We Are The Champions”. They teamed up again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards for an electrifying eight-minute finale, and in the sum-mer of 2012 they performed their first live concerts with appearances across Europe including playing live before half a million people in Kiev.

In March 2014 Queen + Adam Lambert announced a North American Summer tour. Not only did all 24 dates sell out almost overnight but at the end Queen + Adam Lambert were awarded Band of the Year at the 10th annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards and were also voted Best Live Band of the Year in Ultimate Classic Rock’s reader’s poll.

Queen + Adam Lambert topped off 2014 by performing to an audience of over 12 million TV view-ers when they performed live for UK BBC Television’s New Year’s Eve spectacular Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben. In the subsequent 24 hours ‘Adam Lambert’ was the top of the trending searches on Google in the UK with more than 500,000 searches for his name.

2015 saw Queen + Adam Lambert back touring with 26 sold-out concerts in 10 countries through-out the UK and Europe taking their critically acclaimed show to France, Austria, Netherlands, Ger-many, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Poland.

This past month, May 2016, they returned again to Europe for fifteen shows headlining many of this year’s biggest summer festivals as well as some giant arena concerts.

And now it is confirmed September will see Queen + Adam Lambert head for Asia with their big-gest show production to date.

Queen + Adam Lambert’s spectacular 2016 touring show has been tailor crafted for the band by some of the world’s most cutting edge creative talents who between them have provided innova-tion, design, lighting and special effects to some of the most iconic shows on the planet. Ric Lip-son from Stufish Productions, who is responsible for the design and production of the show, has been associated with the stage and set design for such artists as The Rolling Stones, Madonna, and Pink Floyd as well as being involved with the production design of such major world events as the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony and Cirque du Soleil. The lighting for the show is designed by Rob Sinclair, one of the most acclaimed artists in his field, whose work has spectacularly lit tours by such major artists as Peter Gabriel, Kylie Minogue, Peter Gabriel and Adele. His design makes use of more than 300 moving lights. Behind the genuinely eye-popping laser show component of Queen + Adam Lambert’s new touring production is laser design specialists ER Productions whose work for the London 2012 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies was seen by over 900 million people worldwide. If any more were effects were needed, the show also makes use of the world’s most powerful low smoke machine, designed originally for the 2014 Winter Olympics, with enough power to fill six full size tennis courts 1 metre deep in smoke within a minute. Queen + Adam Lambert proudly claim this as a unique stage effect as only two such machines exist in the world.

The spectacular touring band also features Rufus Taylor on percussion, Spike Edney on keyboards and Neil Fairclough on bass.

In an incredible career spanning four decades, Queen’s indelible influence is unrivalled, with a staggering list of awards, accolades and honours to their name including seven Ivor Novellos, an MTV Global Icon Award and two songs enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame. With record sales in the hundreds of millions of units – including their Greatest Hits collection which sold over 6 million copies in the UK alone, meaning one in three households owning a copy – and a string of No. 1 al-bums and chart topping singles, Queen are undoubtedly one of the UK’s most successful and best loved national treasures. With one of the most enduring song catalogues of all time, including ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ ‘Somebody to Love’, and of course ‘Bohemian Rhapsody, their musical repertoire is second to none and the legacy created by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon lives on through the ongoing work by May and Taylor, now joined by 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’ last summer, which entered the worldwide chart at number 3, and took his overall worldwide sales to over 3 million units. Adam recently completed his worldwide tour In support of the album, and is currently the featured vo-calist on DJ Steve Aoki’s new single with Felix Jaehn. He will be appearing in Fox’s remake of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ which is set for release later this year.

Queen + Adam Lambert On Tour in Tokyo
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 *Extra-Show
Thursday(National Holiday), September 22, 2016,
Friday, September 23, 2016
Nippon Budokan
Ticket Prices: JPY 40,000 (SS-class) /16,500 (S-class) /14,500(A-class) / 12,500(B-class)
Ticketing: Kyodo Tokyo +81-(0)570-550-799,

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Tokyo Kyodo Tokyo Inc. is a historic independent concert promoter which has contributed not only to the Japanese music industry but also international markets since its establishment in 1962. A numer-ous number of renowned artists such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Eagles, Madonna, Michael Jackson and many others have toured with Kyodo Tokyo Inc. In 2014, The Rolling Stones filled 3 nights at the Tokyo Dome followed by Sir Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift in 2015. Kyodo Tokyo Inc. is considered itself an entertainment presenter who handles the most concerts and live events based in Japan. []