Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Summer 'Rhapsody' Tour

Hot on the heels of earning the title of the highest grossing musical biopic in movie history, Queen + Adam Lambert have just announced a 23-date North American arena trek dubbed the "Bohemian" tour after the blockbuster Bohemian Rhapsody movie. Guitarist Brian May said the statement announcing the jaunt: "This is a great opportunity. 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!" Drummer Roger Taylor added: "We are ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle." Frontman Adam Lambert said: "We have been designing a brand-new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!" Queen's touring lineup is rounded out by keyboardist Spike Edney, bassist Neil Fairclough, and percussionist Tyler Warren. Adam Lambert admitted that he stepped into pretty big shoes when he agreed to take the stage fronting Queen -- a band that had perhaps the most legendary and charismatic frontman with the late-Freddie Mercury: "At first it was a little daunting, when we started our first incarnation of this. I was definitely. . . I was apprehensive. He’s a big idol for me, and I thought to myself, y’know, ‘I hope that the fans dig this,’ y’know? ‘Cause there was a possibility that they wouldn’t. And it felt really good, the reception was warm, the press reaction to it the first time was very warm. And it’s such a treat to get on stage and pay my respects and pay tribute to one of my favorite singers ever -- and to sing some of the greatest music ever written." : July 10 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena July 12 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome July 14 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center July 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena July 19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum July 23 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center July 24 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center July 27 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena July 28 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena July 30 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena July 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena August 3 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center August 4 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center August 6 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden August 9 - Chicago, IL - United Center August 10 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center August 13 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena August 15 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena August 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center August 18 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena August 20 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center August 22 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena August 23 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center