Last updated: 11/01/2023 at 5:24 pm
One of the UK’s biggest and most iconic bands, Queen, have been teasing new music in 2023. Could a new tour also be in the works? Find out what we know so far.
Image credit: Brian May and Adam Lambert on stage, Tatianka1986, Flickr
Queen are undoubtedly one of the most iconic and awe-inspiring bands of all time - their performance at Live Aid 1985 is hailed as one of the greatest musical performances in history, and hits such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ are loved all over the world.
After sitting at the top of the music industry for 21 years, the band suffered a devastating loss in 1991 when superstar frontman Freddy Mercury passed away after a long battle with AIDS.
Fans weren't sure how the band would continue without Mercury on lead vocals. However, after a 14-year hiatus, the band returned to touring in 2005 as Queen + Paul Rodgers for their ‘Return of The Champions’ and ‘Rock The Cosmos’ tours between 2005 and 2011.
From 2012 onwards the band teamed up with American Idol star Adam Lambert under the moniker Queen + Adam Lambert. The band have been consistently active ever since, and now look set to release new material this year. So, we ask whether a new tour could be coming soon...
Keep reading to find out everything we know so far about the possibility of a new Queen tour in 2023, and how you could be there with official VIP tickets.Register your interest in Queen + Adam Lambert tickets
Are Queen + Adam Lambert releasing any new music?
Although Queen + Adam Lambert have collaborated for over 10 years, new music releases have been in short supply.
The band haven't released a new studio album since their 1995 record ‘Made in Heaven’, which featured the final recordings of long-time frontman and music legend Freddy Mercury.
The band's musical contributions for the most part over the last 28 years have been in the form of compilation albums, greatest hits records and live albums, with the exception of their 2020 single ‘You Are The Champions’, featuring Lambert on lead vocals for the first time.
However, that could all be about to change as founding member and lead guitarist Brian May has got rumours of new music swirling after posting a video on his Instagram account stating: “This is a tease…for something nice which is coming”, before shredding out a solo on his iconic ‘Red Special’ guitar.
The musician, who is set to receive a knighthood in 2023, finished the video by saying “all will be revealed! I love going into the studio to make something new”. May's cryptic message has got fans of the band hugely excited for what's to come.
When was Queen + Adam Lambert’s last tour?
Queen + Adam Lambert’s last tour was their ‘The Rhapsody Tour’, which started and ended in 2019 and took place across North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
The tour came off the back of the wildly successful Hollywood biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, in which lead actor Rami Malek won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Freddy Mercury.
The tour kicked off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada and ended at the Tampere Deck Arena in Tampere, Finland.
The band played some massive UK dates along the way including a whopping 10 nights at The O2 Arena, two nights at Utilita Arena, Birmingham and a one-off set at Buckingham Palace for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
The tour received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, with the union of Queen and Adam Lambert being labelled “A master-pairing that has taken the world by storm.” by the Belfast Telegraph.
Where could Queen + Adam Lambert play on a new tour?
The band are of a big enough calibre that they could play shows at some of the UK’s biggest stadiums and cricket grounds on their new tour. However, the last time the ‘Radio Gaga’ singers hit the road across the UK they played almost entirely arena gigs.
Some of the venues that Queen + Adam Lambert could potentially play on a new tour are as follows:
- The O2 Arena, London
- AO Arena, Manchester
- OVO Hydro, Glasgow
- Utilita Arena, Birmingham
- Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
- First Direct Arena, Leeds
- Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
How can I get VIP tickets to see Queen + Adam Lambert?
With Queen being one of the world’s biggest and most popular bands, tickets to see them live will be hard to come by, even with the absence of Freddy Mercury in the line-up.
Should the band announce a new tour, why not skip out on the hassle of fighting for general sale tickets and opt for a more luxurious and memorable concert experience, with a VIP hospitality package?
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