Having announced a sprawling North American jaunt earlier this month, Queen & Adam Lambert have lined up a 24-date European tour including 11 UK shows.
Marking the band’s first full British tour in almost three years, the arena tour kicks off in Belfast on Sunday 26th November and calls in at Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester before culminating with two nights in London.
24-hour presale tickets go on sale from Planet Rock Tickets at 10am onThursday 20th April.
Alongside some of the biggest anthems from Queen’s distinguished 47-year back catalogue, Roger Taylor and Brian May insist there will be some musical surprises alongside a spectacular new stage production.
“The general public knows the hits, so you've got to cater for that,” says Brian. “But we can chuck in a few things that people really don't expect. We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around.
“There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music. He can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more.”
Roger Taylor adds that the 2017 tour “will look entirely different to the show we took around before. Production has really changed a lot, the things you can do now, you have a much broader palette, the technology has really come along.
“But we don’t use it all. We don’t play to click track. It’s 100% live. We're planning on doing stuff we either haven't done before or haven't done for a long time. We started as an albums band, that's what we were. The fact that we had hits was just a by-product.”
Adam Lambert says: “What people should know if they came to the shows a couple of years back, is obviously we will still be playing the big hit songs you know and love from Queen, but we thought it would be good to challenge ourselves a bit.
“Change it up a little bit, change the visuals, change all the technology, change the set list to some degree. We will probably be pulling some other songs out of the Queen catalogue which we haven’t done before, which I am very excited about.”
See Queen & Adam Lambert at the following shows:
Belfast SSE Arena – Sun 26th
Liverpool Arena – Tue 28th
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena – Thu 30th
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – Fri 1st
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – Sun 3rd
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – Tue 5th
Leeds First Direct Arena – Wed 6th
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena – Fri 8th
Manchester Arena – Sat 9th
London O2 Arena – Tue 12th
London Wembley SSE Arena – Fri 15th