Queen + Adam Lambert Tour

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Queen + Adam Lambert Tour
Adam Lambert and Queen.jpg
Queen and Adam Lambert in concert in Sydney in 2014
Tour by Queen + Adam Lambert
Start date 30 June 2012
End date 4 September 2014
Legs 4
Shows 6 in Europe
25 in North America
3 in Asia
8 in Oceania
42 in Total

Queen + Adam Lambert Tour is a worldwide concert tour by British band Queen and American singer Adam Lambert.[1] The tour began in mid-2012 with free concert in the Ukrainian city of Kiev with Elton John.[2] The tour is currently running until 4 September 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.[3] Guitarist Brian May revealed the possibility of further performances in Europe in 2015 following the overwhelming success of their North American concerts.[4]

Background[edit]

Queen + Adam Lambert Tour started in 2012 with a dual Anti-AIDS concert with Elton John in Ukraine. Following their concert in Ukraine they performed in Moscow and were going to perform at the UK Sonisphere Festival. Due to the economic situation the festival was cancelled and Queen and Lambert instead performed three sold out concerts at London's Hammersmith Apollo.[5]

The following year, 2013, Queen and Lambert only performed one concert together at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This concert was part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. The band were joined onstage by American band fun. for several songs. The concert was met by positive reviews.[6]

On 6 March 2014 Queen and Lambert announced at a Press Conference in the United States and via QueenOnline that they would tour North America June and July 2014 starting in Chicago including a concert at the legendary venue Madison Square Garden, where the band had last performed in 1982.[7] The tour began with an intimate performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles.[8]

On 2 April it was announced that Queen would play in South Korea for the first time in their careers at the Super Sonic Festival.[9] On the same day it was announced that Queen and Lambert would play at the same festival franchise in Japan. The last time Queen played in Japan was with Paul Rodgers eight years previously.[10]

On 19 May it was announced that Queen and Lambert would play several shows in Australia. This was the first time that Queen had played in the country since 1985, twenty-nine years previously. Queen and Lambert were to perform one show each in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.[11][12] On 26 May a second date at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena was added.[13] The following day a second date at Sydney's Allphones Arena was added.[14] On 16 July a concert at Auckland's Vector Arena was announced.[15] A week later a second concert in at the Vector Arena as announced.[16]

Setlists[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets Sold/Available Box Office
Europe
30 June 2012[A] Kiev Ukraine Independence Square N/A N/A
3 July 2012 Moscow Russia Olimpiyskiy N/A N/A
7 July 2012[B] Wrocław Poland Stadion Miejski N/A N/A
11 July 2012 London England HMV Hammersmith Apollo N/A N/A
12 July 2012 N/A N/A
14 July 2012 N/A N/A
North America
20 September 2013[C] Las Vegas United States MGM Grand Garden Arena N/A N/A
19 June 2014 Chicago United Center N/A N/A
21 June 2014 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre N/A N/A
23 June 2014 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre N/A N/A
24 June 2014 Edmonton Rexall Place N/A N/A
26 June 2014 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome N/A N/A
28 June 2014 Vancouver Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena N/A N/A
1 July 2014 San Jose United States SAP Center at San Jose N/A N/A
3 July 2014 Inglewood The Forum 12,613 / 12,613 (100%) $1,218,231
5 July 2014 Las Vegas The Joint 5,388 / 5,388 (100%) $890,970
6 July 2014
9 July 2014 Houston Toyota Center N/A N/A
10 July 2014 Dallas American Airlines Center N/A N/A
12 July 2014 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills N/A N/A
13 July 2014 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre N/A N/A
14 July 2014 Montreal Bell Centre 10,504 / 12,357 (85%) $896,483
16 July 2014 Philadelphia United States Wells Fargo Center N/A N/A
17 July 2014 New York City Madison Square Garden 14,007 / 14,007 (100%) $1,249,871
19 July 2014 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 13,982 / 14,101 (99%) $1,340,490[a]
20 July 2014 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion N/A N/A
22 July 2014 Boston TD Garden N/A N/A
23 July 2014 East Rutherford Izod Center N/A N/A
25 July 2014 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena  —[a]  —[a]
26 July 2014 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall 10,154 / 10,937 (93%) $722,743
28 July 2014 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre N/A N/A
Asia
14 August 2014 Seoul South Korea Jamsil Sports Complex N/A N/A
16 August 2014[D] Chiba Japan Makuhari Messe N/A N/A
17 August 2014[D] Osaka Summer Sonic Osaka N/A N/A
Oceania
22 August 2014 Perth Australia Perth Arena 13,285 / 13,285 (100%) $2,008,590
26 August 2014 Sydney Allphones Arena 24,773 / 24,773 (100%) $3,803,070
27 August 2014
29 August 2014 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena N/A N/A
30 August 2014 N/A N/A
1 September 2014 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 9,334 / 9,334 (100%) $1,397,860
3 September 2014 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena N/A N/A
4 September 2014 N/A N/A
Total 128,022 / 130,896 (98%) $14,868,798
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was part of "Your Life is Not a Game. Let's Stop AIDS Together!"[17]
B This concert was part of "Rock In Wrocław"[18]
C This concert was part of "iHeartRadio Music Festival"[19]
D This concert was part of "Summer Sonic"[20][21]

Cancellations and rescheduled shows[edit]

July 7, 2012 Stevenage Sonisphere Festival Cancelled.[22]
30 June 2012 Moscow Olimpiyskiy Rescheduled to 3 July 2012.[23]

Tour band[edit]

Additional Musicians:

  • Spike Edney - keyboards and vocals
  • Neil Fairclough - bass guitar and vocals
  • Rufus Tiger Taylor - percussion, drums and vocals

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The score data is combined from the shows held at the Mohegan Sun Arena on 19 and 25 July 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen and Adam Lambert's Tour Opener: 5 Things We Learned". Rolling Stone. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Queen + Adam Lambert Play ANTIAIDS Show in Tonight Kiev". Rolling Stone. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Queen+Adam Lambert. The Once In A Lifetime Tour Hits New Zealand". The Hits NZ. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brian May says there will be more Queen and Adam Lambert dates across the world". Click Music. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Adam Lambert and Queen rock out at Hammersmith Apollo". 4 Music. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Queen and Adam Lambert Dominate Night One of iHeartRadio". Rolling Stone. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce North American Tour!". QueenOnline. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Queen And Adam Lambert At iHeartRadio Theater". Grammy. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert To Play Korea at Super Sonic 2014". Queen Online. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Confirm Summer Sonic 2014 in Japan". Queen Online. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Announcement Coming...". Queen Online. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Australia Shows / QOL Pre-Sale Information". Queen Online. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Queen + Adam Lambert: 2nd Melbourne Show Announced / General Sale Information". Queen Online. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "Queen + Adam Lambert: 2nd Sydney Show Announced / General Sale Information". Queen Online. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Queen + Adam Lambert Announce New Zealand Show!". Queen Online. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Queen + Adam Lambert: New Zealand Shows Only General Sale Now". Queen Online. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Elton John and Queen will perform in downtown Kyiv". The Kyiv Post. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  18. ^ "Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Poland Show". QueenOnline. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  19. ^ "iHeartRadio Festival Line-Up To Include Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Katy Perry". Huffington Post. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert To Play Korea at Super Sonic 2014". QueenOnline. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  21. ^ "Press Press Release: Queen + Adam Lambert Confirm Summer Sonic 2014 in Japan". QueenOnline. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  22. ^ "Sonisphere Cancellation Nixes Adam Lambert and Queen Gig". Rolling Stone. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "Queen + Adam Lambert Moscow Show Date Change / Message From Brian May". Rolling Stone. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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