May 26, 2019

‘Rhapsody’ Live: Queen to Tour This Summer

Capitalizing on renewed interest the band thanks to the success of the Freddie Mercury movie bio “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen has announced a North American tour that will play 23 cities this summer. Fittingly titled “Rhapsody,” it launches July 10, with a Los Angeles date at The Forum on July 19.

According to singer Adam Lambert, the Jewish 2009 “American Idol” runner-up and solo artist who began fronting Queen in 2009, the band has been “designing a brand-new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!”

“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!” guitarist Brian May said in the same statement.

Drummer Roger Taylor added, “We are ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle.”