Queen + Adam Lambert toured Australia in 2014 to sold out arena shows and stunning accolades from fans and critics. The Adelaide date marks the first-time Queen has performed in Adelaide in over 3 decades!
For their 2018 tour, the band will unveil a brand new show including a specially designed state-of-the-art production. The choice of performance material will no doubt acknowledge this year’s 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album to date, News of the World from 1977, which yielded the immortal anthems We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions.
Paul Dainty, President and CEO of TEG-DAINTY commented “Queen + Adam Lambert’s sold out tour of 2014 was one of the highlights of my career as a concert promoter, to see those iconic songs come to life was incredible. I am very much looking forward to bringing the band back to Australia in 2018 with this brand new show.”
Queen drummer and co-founder Roger Taylor insists the 2018 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.”
Guitarist Brian May confirms Queen’s 2018 shows will have a more ambitious musical agenda. “The general public knows the hits, so you’ve got to cater for that,” he says, “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.”
Queen + Adam Lambert Tour Dates 2017
Auckland – Saturday 17 February at Spark Arena, ticketmaster.co.nz
Sydney – Wednesday 21 February at Qudos Bank Arena, ticketek.com.au
Brisbane – Saturday 24 February at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, ticketek.com.au
Adelaide – Tuesday 27 February at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, ticketek.com.au
Melbourne – Friday 2 March at Rod Laver Arena, ticketek.com.au
Perth – Tuesday 6 March at Perth Arena, ticketek.com.au
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 23rd June at 10am (local time).
Telstra Thanks pre-sale just for Telstra customers starts Tuesday 20th June, 10am and runs until
Thursday 22nd June, 10am Go to telstra.com/queen for details.
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