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Queen + Adam Lambert Announce North American Tour Featuring Classic Queen Songs for Fall of 2023

Bethany Latham

Brian May and Roger Taylor will perform with Lambert in Philadelphia in October

Queen and Adam Lambert are bringing their Rhapsody tour back to North America after a successful pre-pandemic run across 25 cities in 2019. The new show has been expanded and updated. Guitarist Brian May says, "Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious. Watch out world.”

May and drummer Roger Taylor are original Queen members. Original lead vocalist Freddie Mercury died in 1991 and has never been officially replaced, but Adam Lambert, who first came to fame as a contestant on American Idol, joined May and Taylor as lead vocalist to form Queen + Adam Lambert. Original Queen bassist John Deacon is no longer with the band, and the Rhapsody tour features Neil Fairclough on bass, along with keyboardist Spike Edney and percussionist Tyler Warren.

The show will include iconic Queen songs like "We Will Rock You", Somebody to Love", and "Radio Ga Ga", along with album deep cuts and fan favorites. The show runs for over two hours.

There are one Canadian and 13 U.S. dates scheduled for the tour that kicks off Oct. 4 in Baltimore and ends Nov. 11 in Los Angeles. The Wells Fargo Center will be the venue for the Rhapsody tour's Philadelphia show on Oct. 18.

Tickets will be on sale through LiveNation on Friday March 31 at 10 a.m. local time. Queen + Adam Lambert are working with venues to fight ticket scalping by restricting ticket transfer. Protection for ticket buyers will still be in place, with a face-value sale available to anyone who purchases tickets but then cannot attend the show. These rules will not apply in NY, IL, and CO due to state laws.

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