If Bohemian Rhapsody wasn’t enough for you, get ready for the “Rhapsody Tour.
Queen is back. In the wake of the blockbuster — but controversial — film Bohemian Rhapsody, the band is going back on the road for a North American tour. With 23 dates, the arena tour will kick off July 10 in Canada before snaking its way through the United States. Adam Lambert, who has been fronting the group since 2012, will return along with founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor.
“This is a great opportunity,” May said in a release. “Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever, and got us our best notices ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious! Watch out, America!” And America is certainly well primed.
Just one month after the film, which is one of the highest grossing music biopics of all time, the Rhapsody Tour is sure to capitalize on a resurgence of enthusiasm.
According to Lambert, the band has been “designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs.” That’s likely refreshing for fans of his own solo career as the former American Idol winner finalist hasn’t released original music of his own since 2016.
“Adam is a real gift from God,” May said. “He’s a voice in a billion. Nobody has that range — nobody that I’ve ever worked with — and not just the range but the quality throughout the range. I’ve seen Adam develop just like I watched Freddie develop.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, December 7 on LiveNation.com, with fan presales beginning Thursday, December 6 at 10 AM. Complete tour and ticket details can be found at QueenOnline.com.