Queen + Adam Lambert announce three further UK shows due to overwhelming public demand for tickets
Tuesday 24 February 2015 – Wembley SSE Arena
Thursday 26 February 2015 – Liverpool Echo Arena
Friday 27 February 2015 – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Tickets on-sale Wednesday 12 November at 9am
Tuesday 11 November
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT today announced they have added three further UK arena shows, as part of their 2015 European tour.
Since the UK and European tour went on sale last month, demand for tickets has been phenomenal. Fans can now book tickets for next year’s new shows, which include dates in Liverpool and Sheffield, where Queen + Adam Lambert have not performed together before. The new dates are: Wembley SSE Arena on 24 February, Liverpool Echo Arena on 26 February and Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on 27 February. Tickets go on-sale at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday 12 November.
Brian May says of the extra shows: “Just to show we actually DO listen!!! There was a lot of demand for these extra dates, and this will make a great climax to the tour.”
This news comes as Queen + Adam Lambert are confirmed to perform live on ITV’s The X Factor on 30 November. Last week they were awarded Band of the Year at the 10th annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards in Los Angeles.
In addition, ITV will broadcast The Nation’s Favourite Queen Song, tonight at 9pm. The show uncovers the origins of Queen’s best-loved tunes and tells the stories behind the band’s bold and inventive music videos. Queen Forever, a new compilation album including previously unreleased material recorded with Freddie Mercury, was released yesterday, 10th November. Meanwhile, Adam Lambert is currently in the final stages of writing and recording his third album, ready for release next year.
The 2015 tour comes two years after May, Taylor and Lambert last performed a short tour together of the UK and Europe, this lengthier outing will see Queen + Adam Lambert perform 25 shows in 10 countries. The tour opens in the UK at Newcastle Arena on 13 January and will see the band play a total of 11 shows across the UK. The tour then takes in France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic and Switzerland.
Earlier this year, Queen + Adam Lambert’s World tour played to sold-out audiences across North America, Australia, New Zealand, with outdoor festival stops in Korea and Japan. The shows received glowing reviews from fans and critics alike:
“Guaranteed to blow your mind, indeed.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“We were rocked, Queen is still the champion, and Lambert is a skilled voice to ensure that their music will remain live for a generation of fans.” (VH1)
“Rejuvenated Queen reigns supreme. Bow down fans, your new Queen is worthy of your love and devotion.” (Edmonton Journal, Canada)
“Queen guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and newcomer Adam Lambert blew the roof off in an energetic rock extravaganza which pulled no punches. Their extraordinary musical talent showed no signs of waning.” (The Daily Telegraph, Sydney)
“Queen and Adam Lambert delivered just over two hours of pure sensation straight into the nerves and bones of anyone fortunate enough to witness it. Freddie may be gone, but he would surely approve.” (Brisbane Times)
“Did they rock us? Oh YES!” (New York Daily News)
Queen first teamed up with Adam Lambert in 2009 to perform the band’s rock anthem “We Are the Champions” on “American Idol’s” season’s eight finale. Lambert and Queen partnered again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast. In the summer of 2012 they performed their first live concerts together with three sold-out shows in the UK at London’s Hammersmith Apollo as well as concert appearances in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.
A further one-off performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September at which they effectively stole the show triggered a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT – UK TOUR DATES 2015
Tuesday 13 January NEWCASTLE Arena
Wednesday 14 January GLASGOW Hydro
Saturday 17 January LONDON O2 Arena
Sunday 18 January LONDON O2 Arena
Tuesday 20 January LEEDS Arena
Wednesday 21 January MANCHESTER Arena
Friday 23 January BIRMINGHAM NIA
Saturday 24 January NOTTINGHAM Arena
Tuesday 24 February LONDON Wembley SSE Arena
Thursday 26 February LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Friday 27 February 2015 SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena
Ticket prices: £59 – £69
All tickets are subject to a booking fee