Queen and Adam Lambert Return To Australia In March Next Year

Thursday 15 June 2017

Queen and Adam Lambert Return To Australia In March Next Year

Prepare for a double musical treat as British rock legends Queen join force with rock virtuoso and former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert in tearing up Australian arenas in March 2018.

Boasting a state-of-the-art production, Queen and Adam Lambert will kick off the tour in New South Wales, with two-night shows at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney before playing Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The tour will then go southbound for a highly-anticipated two consecutive performances at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Fans in Melbourne need not worry 'cause the tour's next stop will be at the Rod Laver Arena where they will also play two back-to-back shows. The final show will be held at the Perth Arena.

Apart from Queen's classic hits, the repertoire will also feature this year’s 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album to date, News of the World from 1977, which spawned the immortal anthems “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”.

Queen drummer and co-founder Roger Taylor insists that 2018 tour will look entirely different from the previous shows they've done before. Guitarist Brian May even posits that their 2018 shows will have a more ambitious musical agenda. Meanwhile, Adam Lambert welcomes the challenge of digging deeper into the band’s arsenal of classic hits.

Queen's and Adam Lambert’s 2018 tour promises to have a high-calibre production value, custom tailored for the band by some of the world’s most cutting-edge creative talents. Responsible for design and production is Ric Lipson from Entertainment Architects Stufish Productions, renowned worldwide for their innovative work with artists such as Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, and U2, as well the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Making use of over 300 moving lights during the show is the highly-acclaimed lighting designer Rob Sinclair. The production’s genuinely eye-popping laser elements are the work of ER Productions, behind both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics and seen by over 900 million people across the globe. On the musical side, the Queen and Adam Lambert touring band also features Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, and Tyler Warren on percussion.

Since first sharing the stage for the American Idol finale in May 2009, Queen and Adam Lambert have proved to be a hugely successful global partnership, having now played over 90 shows in every corner of the world. In summer 2012, they played their first full live shows across Europe, making their spectacular official debut before a crowd estimate of half a million in Kiev.

Queen and Adam Lambert were crowned Band of the Year at the 10th annual Classic Rock Roll of Honor awards and Best Live Band of the Year in Ultimate Classic Rock’s reader’s poll in 2014, following their first North American tour. This critically acclaimed tour was followed by massive summer festivals in South Korea and Japan, and a sold out arena tour of Australia and New Zealand.

2015 proved a logistically challenging year for the band with 24 more sold-out dates in 10 countries right across Europe, a return visit for Queen—this time with Adam—to South America, to headline Brazil’s Rock in Rio and again perform in Argentina and Chile. Summer 2016 saw Q and AL headline 15 more European festival dates beginning with Portugal’s Rock in Rio Lisbon, where they wowed 74,000 people on opening night, followed by an extensive arena tour across Asia including three nights at Tokyo’s famed Budokan.

Grab your tickets and catch Queen and Adam Lambert live, in March next year!

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