Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2014–2015

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Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2014–2015
World tour by Queen + Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert and Queen.jpg
Queen + Adam Lambert with touring musicians, L-R: Neil Fairclough, Rufus Tiger Taylor, Adam Lambert, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Spike Edney
Start date 19 June 2014
End date 30 September 2015
Legs 5
Number of shows 24 in North America
3 in Asia
8 in Oceania
25 in Europe
6 in South America
66 in total
Queen tour chronology
Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2012
(2012)
Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2014–2015
(2014–15)
Queen + Adam Lambert 2016 Summer Festival Tour
(2016)
Adam Lambert tour chronology
We Are Glamily Tour
(2013)
Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2014–2015
(2014–15)
The Original High Tour
(2016)

The Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2014–2015 was a worldwide concert tour by British rock band Queen and American singer Adam Lambert.[1] Following on their 2012 tour and their appearance at the 2013 iHeart Radio Music Festival, the band announced a 2014 tour of North America. Following the overwhelming success of their North American tour, it was expanded to Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the fall, then Europe in early 2015.[2] A tour of South America took place in September 2015.[3] According to Pollstar, the complete tour 2014–2015 grossed $68.7 million, ranked number 35 in the top 100 worldwide tours in 2014 [4] and number 46 in 2015.[5]

Background[edit]

Queen+Adam Lambert stage at their concert in Buenos Aires

Queen + Adam Lambert first toured together in 2012. 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 in June and July 2014 starting in Chicago including concerts at the legendary venue Madison Square Garden in New York and at The Forum in Los Angeles 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 at the Vector Arena was announced.[16] On 29 September 2014, Queen and Lambert announced a European leg of the tour, including two concerts at The O2 in London on 17 and 18 January 2015.[17]

Three special performances were played for X FACTOR UK,[18] Helene Fischer Show on 25 December 2014,[19] & New Year's Eve at Westminster Hall where they played Drowse for the first time at the reharsals, London [20] on 31 December 2014. The 85,000 tickets for each night of Rock In Rio sold out in just 3 hours.

Set lists[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold/Available Box office
Leg 1 — North America
19 June 2014 Chicago United States 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 11,000 / 13,167 (84%) $928,240
12 July 2014 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 12,331 / 14,070 (88%) $961,050
13 July 2014 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 14,516 / 14,516 (100%) $1,209,445
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]
26 July 2014 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall 10,154 / 10,937 (93%) $722,743
28 July 2014 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 14,516 / 14,516 (100%) $1,209,445
Leg 2 — Asia
14 August 2014 Seoul South Korea Supersonic – Jamsil Sports Complex [b]
16 August 2014 Osaka Japan
[c]
17 August 2014 Chiba Chiba Marine Stadium - Leg 3 — 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 23,327 / 23,327 (100%) $3,568,480
30 August 2014
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
Leg 4 — Europe
13 January 2015 Newcastle England Metro Radio Arena N/A N/A
14 January 2015 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro 11,423 / 11,472 (99%) $1,164,860
17 January 2015 London England The O2 33,003 / 34,093 (97%) $3,300,140
18 January 2015
20 January 2015 Leeds First Direct Arena N/A N/A
21 January 2015 Manchester Manchester Arena 15,607 / 15,892 (98%) $1,568,870
23 January 2015 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena N/A N/A
24 January 2015 Nottingham Capital FM Arena Nottingham N/A N/A
26 January 2015 Paris France Zénith de Paris N/A N/A
29 January 2015 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena N/A N/A
30 January 2015 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome N/A N/A
1 February 2015 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle N/A N/A
2 February 2015 Munich Germany Olympiahalle N/A N/A
4 February 2015 Berlin O2 World Berlin 10,660 / 11,326 (94%) $797,512
5 February 2015 Hamburg O2 World Hamburg 9,804 / 12,780 (77%) $781,132
7 February 2015 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt N/A N/A
10 February 2015 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum N/A N/A
13 February 2015 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle N/A N/A
15 February 2015 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen N/A N/A
17 February 2015 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena N/A N/A
19 February 2015 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 13,000 / 13,000 (100%) $1,149,070
21 February 2015 Kraków Poland Tauron Arena Kraków N/A N/A
24 February 2015 London England The SSE Arena, Wembley N/A N/A
26 February 2015 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool N/A N/A
27 February 2015 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena Sheffield N/A N/A
Leg 5 — South America
16 September 2015 São Paulo Brazil Ginásio do Ibirapuera 8,024 / 8,024 (100%) $730,990
18 September 2015 Rio de Janeiro New City of Rock [d]
21 September 2015 Porto Alegre Gigantinho 4,882 / 4,882 (100%) $379,349
25 September 2015 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio G.E.B.A. N/A N/A
27 September 2015 Córdoba Orfeo Superdomo N/A N/A
30 September 2015 Santiago Chile Pista Atlética del Estadio Nacional N/A N/A
Total 296,133 / 307,860 (96%) $32,617,381

Cancelled dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Reason
8 February 2015 Brussels Belgium Palais 12 Rescheduled to 15 June 2016 due to Lambert's illness[26]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The score data is combined from the shows held at the Mohegan Sun Arena on 19 and 25 July 2014.
  2. ^ The 14 August 2014 concert in Seoul is a part of "Supersonic".
  3. ^ The 16, 17 August 2014 concerts in Osaka and Chiba are a part of the "Summer Sonic Festival".
  4. ^ The 18 September 2015 concert in Rio de Janeiro is a part of "Rock in Rio VI".

Tour band[edit]

  • Brian May – electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Love of My Life", "'39" "Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together)" and "Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)" and co-lead vocals on "I Want It All"
  • Roger Taylor – drums, percussion, backing vocals, lead vocals on "These Are the Days of Our Lives" and "A Kind of Magic" and co-lead vocals on "Under Pressure"
  • Adam Lambert – lead vocals
  • Freddie Mercury * – (pre-recorded vocals on "Love of My Life" and "Bohemian Rhapsody")

Additional musicians:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen and Adam Lambert's Tour Opener: 5 Things We Learned". Rolling Stone. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brian May says there will be more Queen and Adam Lambert dates across the world". Click Music. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.queenonline.com/en/news-archive/queen-adam-lambert-dont-stop-them-now-south-american-tour-dates/
  4. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2014/2014YearEndTop100WorldwideTours.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2015/2015YearEndTop100WorldwideTours.pdf
  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. ^ http://adamlamberttv.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/possible-queen-adam-lambert-concert-at.html
  18. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/queen-adam-lambert/2014/the-x-factor-london-england-63cdf263.html
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 1, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  20. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/queen-adam-lambert/2014/westminster-hall-london-england-33cd6059.html
  21. ^ "Queen + Adam Lambert Average Setlists 2014". Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  22. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/stats/average-setlist/queen-adam-lambert-3de3997.html?year=2015
  23. ^ http://adamlamberttv.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/partial-soundcheck-list-from-queen-adam.html
  24. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/stats/average-setlist/queen-adam-lambert-3de3997.html?year=2015
  25. ^ http://www.queenonline.com/en/news-archive/queenonline-on-tour-notes-from-the-road-south-america-part-9/
  26. ^ http://www.brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbfeb15a.html#12

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