Queen + Adam Lambert
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT “Rhapsody Tour” UK & EUROPE 2021 RESCHEDULED DATE FOR PARIS :
Wednesday 26 May – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Queen + Adam Lambert regretfully announce today that their upcoming 27-date UK & European Rhapsody tour is being postponed due to the on-going global coronavirus outbreak.
The 2020 tour was due to start in Italy on 24 May, with the itinerary also including a massive run of 10 London concerts at The O2 arena, as well as a pair of shows each in Manchester and Birmingham, before further mainland European dates were set to conclude with two Madrid shows on 7 & 8 July.
The decision has been made with the safety of our audiences, band, crew and venue staff in mind and with close on 400,000 tickets sold across the tour was not taken lightly.
The good news for fans is that the band has worked swiftly to reschedule the dates and are now able to confirm that the shows are now set for matching or similar dates in 2021. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show dates. Ticket holders are advised to contact their point of purchase for information on ticket exchanges for the 2021 dates.
The postponement comes as a major disappointment for the band having only recently enjoyed performing one of their biggest ever tours with their massively successful six-week stadium tour of South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, playing to audiences reaching up to 60,000 a night. The trek also included a special appearance at the Sydney Fire Fight Australia benefit concert for bushfire relief, for which the band reprised their iconic 22-minute Live Aid set, helping raise .5 million to help those affected by Australia’s massive bushfires.
Addressing fans, Brian May said: “We’re very sad to announce the postponement of our summer shows in Europe, although in the present crazy state of the world, it cannot be a surprise to our fans. Those incredible scenes at our concerts just over a month ago now seem like an impossibly distant dream. We were so lucky to be able to complete that tour, running just ahead of the wave that was about to break on us. I know many of our fans are having similar moments of disbelief and bewilderment out there. Of course we would have gone ahead with the dates had it been humanly possible. The good news is that we do NOW have a PLAN B ready to roll. If you hold on to your tickets they will be valid for the rescheduled shows. God willing, we will be there with bells on!”
Drummer Roger Taylor responded to the postponement saying: “We’re all in this together. Devastating! Boringly frustrating! Scary and upsetting! But…pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down…start all over again!!! Be well….take care…coming right back at you as soon as we possibly can!!! Much love…Roger T xxx.”
Singer Adam Lambert added: “I am very disappointed that we won’t be touring Europe as planned, but we have to look after each other and put everyone’s health first. Look forward to getting out there when it’s safe.”
The Gérard Drouot Productions team
Having well and truly rocked North America with 25 giant shows across the Summer, and played to sold out audiences totalling close to 400,000 spectators, Queen + Adam Lambert will bring their brand new, hugely anticipated “Rhapsody” concert experience to Europe audiences next year.
In what will be their first European dates since the worldwide box office sensation that was the “Bohemian Rhapsody” film, Queen + Adam Lambert today reveal that they will perform 16 shows in England and Europe in spring 2020.
As Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor team up once more with longtime front man Adam Lambert on lead vocals to perform 16 shows across eight countries from late May into early July.
Lipson describes the two-and-a-half-hour production as “A new chapter in the history of the band. Once again for them expanding the parameters of what a live music experience can be, this new show delivers the band’s most spectacular yet, an innovative and interactive celebration of the continued power of Queen’s music.”