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Queen and Adam Lambert announce UK and European Rhapsody tour

Queen and Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert and Brian May onstage in Charlotte last month (Image credit: Jeff Hahne - Getty)

Queen (opens in new tab) and Adam Lambert have announced that they’ll bring their Rhapsody tour to the UK and Europe in 2020.

They’ve lined up a total of 16 shows which will get under way in Bologna, Italy, on May 24 and conclude with a performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 1.

Included in the run is a five-night residency at London’s O2 between June 2 and June 9.

The news comes after Queen and Adam Lambert wrapped up the North American leg of the tour (opens in new tab) last month – a run of shows that saw them perform in front of close to 400,000 fans.

A statement on Brian May’s website (opens in new tab) reads: “The all-new Rhapsody show, already hailed as ‘a marvel of technical advances,’ will kick off the New Year of 2020 with 17 giant arena and stadium shows across South Korea, Japan, Australia (opens in new tab) and New Zealand. 

“The extravaganza will then arrive in the UK and Europe in late Spring, as Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor team up once more with longtime frontman Adam Lambert on lead vocals to perform 16 shows across eight countries from late May into early July.”

Tickets for there shows are now on sale, with a limit of six tickets per booking.

Queen will headline this coming Saturday’s Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park, which has been organised once again by the Global Poverty Project, which aims to end extreme poverty by 2030.

Queen and Adam Lambert 2020 European tour
May 24: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
May 26: Paris AccorHotels Arena, France
May 27: Antwerp Sportspalais, Belgium
May 29: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
May 30: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Jun 02: London O2, UK
Jun 03: London O2, UK
Jun 05: London O2, UK
Jun 06: London O2, UK
Jun 09: London O2, UK
Jun 11: Manchester Arena, UK
Jun 24: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
Jun 26: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
Jun 28: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Jun 29: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Jul 01: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark

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