Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour

Queen + Adam Lambert have postponed their European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in 2021.

Tour Dates:

05/23 Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
05/26 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
05/27 Antwerp Belgium – Sportspalais
05/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
05/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
06/01 London, UK – The O2
06/02 London, UK – The O2
06/04 London, UK – The O2
06/05 London, UK – The O2
06/07 London, UK – The O2
06/08 London, UK – The O2
06/10 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
06/11 Manchester UK – Manchester Arena
06/13 Birmingham, UK – Utlita Arena
06/14 Birmingham, UK – Utlita Arena
06/16 London, UK – The O2
06/17 London, UK – The O2
06/19 London, UK – The O2
06/20 London, UK – The O2
06/24 Berlin, German – Mercedes-Benz Arena
06/26 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
06/28 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
06/29 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
07/01 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
07/02 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
07/06 Madrid, Spain – Wiznik Centre
07/07 Madrid, Spain – Wiznik Centre

Brian May said the following:

“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!”

Roger Taylor continued:

“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!!!”

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.”

Queen Share Official Footage Of Full “Fire Fight Australia” Performance

Queen have shared official footage of their full February 16 performance at the “Fire Fight Australia” benefit concert. That show found the band playing their iconic “Live Aid” set with current frontman Adam Lambert. The performance, which also included footage and audio of late singer Freddie Mercury, marks the first time the band have played the set since 1985.

Queen Perform 1985 “Live Aid” Set At “Fire Fight Australia” Benefit Concert

During Queen’s performance at the “Fire Fight Australia” benefit concert earlier today (February 16), the band played their iconic “Live Aid” set with current frontman Adam Lambert. The performance, which also included footage and audio of late singer Freddie Mercury, marks the first time the band have played the set since 1985.

Watch Queen + Adam Lambert Cover Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” In Dunedin, New Zealand

During Queen + Adam Lambert’s February 10 show in Dunedin, New Zealand, the band performed a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Queen To Be Honored With Official U.K. Commemorative Coin

The Royal Mint will be honoring Queen with an official U.K. commemorative coin. The coin will be the first in The Royal Mint’s new “Music Legends” collection.

The following description of the coin was shared on royalmint.com:

“Music Legends is a new collection from The Royal Mint paying tribute to the bands and artists whose attitude, sound and look came to define each passing decade – a legacy perfectly encapsulated in each coin design.

The first coin in the series features one of the most iconic rock bands of all time. Formed in London in the early 1970s, Queen augmented their hard rock sound with pop sensibilities, redefining the genre and elevating it to another level. Recording a string of smash hits, fans flocked to see them live, their foot-stomping anthems and epic ballads delivered with panache by their flamboyant frontman, tragically gone too soon.

Hugely anticipated by coin collectors and music fans alike, Queen are celebrated with a design that features the iconic instruments played by each founding member: Brian May’s Red Special guitar, John Deacon’s Fender Precision bass, Roger Taylor’s Ludwig™ bass drum and Freddie Mercury’s Bechstein™ grand piano with the opening notes of Bohemian Rhapsody pressed down.

Alongside a gold Proof, silver Proof and standard Brilliant Uncirculated edition, the BU coin is also available in three different slipcase covers exclusive to The Royal Mint– a fitting tribute to the career of one of Britain’s best-loved bands.”

Brian May said the following:

“This is a big ‘Who could have imagined it?’ moment for us. When we began as Queen, even the first rung of the ladder to recognition seemed remote and unreachable. To have our band recognized and our music celebrated in this way is very touching — a real honor.”

Roger Taylor continued:

“Marvellous, all this fuss over our band. I feel entirely spent.”

Nicola Howell, chief commercial officer at The Royal Mint, also commented:

“Queen were one of the most influential bands of their generation, and their timeless classics are still enjoyed by millions of fans around the world. That’s why we’re so pleased to be honoring their great contribution to British music with their very own coin, which will be the first time a British band has been celebrated on U.K. coinage. British music is one of our greatest contributions to culture around the world, and its musicians like Queen who are at the forefront of this. We’re looking forward to announcing other coins in our new ‘Music Legends’ collection later this year, marking the work of other exceptional British musicians.”

Chris Facey, designer of the Queen coin, added:

“My first memory of Queen was hearing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the film ‘Wayne’s World’, and I’ve been a big fan ever since. It’s therefore such an honour to be asked to commemorate such an extraordinary band on a U.K. coin, and even more exciting as it’s the first coin I’ve designed. All four members of Queen were vital for their bravery in the music they created and the boundaries they pushed, and I hope that fans will enjoy seeing each of their contributions paid tribute to on this coin.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Queen + Adam Lambert & Alice Cooper To Perform At “Fire Fight Australia” Bushfire Relief Concert

Queen + Adam Lambert and Alice Cooper are among the artists that are set to perform at the “Fire Fight Australia” bushfire relief concert. The event will take place at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia on February 16 and it will also feature K.D. Lang, Olivia Newton-John, Pete Murray, etc.

Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Five More London, UK Shows

Queen + Adam Lambert have added five more London, UK dates to their upcoming European/UK tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

05/24 Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
05/26 Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
05/27 Antwerp Belgium – Sportspalais
05/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
05/30 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
06/02 London, UK – O2
06/03 London, UK – O2
06/05 London, UK – O2
06/06 London, UK – O2
06/08 London, UK – O2
06/09 London, UK – O2
06/11 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
06/12 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
06/17 London, UK – O2
06/18 London, UK – O2
06/20 London, UK – O2
06/21 London, UK – O2
06/24 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
06/26 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
06/28 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
06/29 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
07/01 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
07/02 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
07/07 Madrid, Spain – Wiznik Centre
07/08 Madrid, Spain – Wiznik Centre