Queen and Adam Lam­bert an­nounce tour on heels of Bohemian Rhap­sody movie

StarMetro Toronto - - DAILY LIFE - Peter Sblendo­rio

Get ready to be rocked.

Fresh off the re­lease of a new biopic about the band, Queen an­nounced it is em­bark­ing on a North Amer­i­can tour dur­ing the sum­mer of 2019.

Joined by singer Adam Lam­bert, Queen — fea­tur­ing orig­i­nal gui­tarist Brian May and orig­i­nal drum­mer Roger Tay­lor — will per­form 23 shows in the United States and Canada next July and Au­gust for the Rhap­sody tour, in­clud­ing July 28 in Toronto at Sco­tia­bank Arena.

“This is a great op­por­tu­nity,” May said in a state­ment.

“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 am- bi­tious! Watch out, Amer­ica!”

The an­nounce­ment comes a month af­ter the pre­miere of Bohemian Rhap­sody, a film cov­er­ing the rise of the band and its late iconic front­man Fred­die Mer­cury. Lam­bert, a for­mer fi­nal­ist on Amer­i­can Idol, has teamed up with Queen on mul­ti­ple tours since 2012.

They most re­cently com­pleted a 10-con­cert gig in Las Ve­gas this past Septem­ber.

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