Queen and Adam Lambert today announced live shows for 2017 which will see the band return to Europe later this year to 24 arena dates which will showcase a spectacular new stage production and a set list which the band hints will provide some surprises.
The band will play Dublin at 3Arena on Saturday 25th November and Belfast’s SSE Arena on Sunday 26th November. The tour continues across Europe and the UK until mid-December with the final show at London’s Wembley SSE Arena on December 15.
For their 2017 tour, the band will unveil a brand new show including a specially designed state-of-the-art production. The choice of performance material will no doubt acknowledge this year’s 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album to date, News of the World from 1977, which yielded the immortal anthems “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”.
Queen and Adam Lambert’s magnificent 2017 touring show has been 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.
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 Brazil and Argentina, to headline Brazil’s Rock in Rio’s, and shows in Argentina and Chile. Summer 2016 saw Q + AL headline 15 more European festival shows beginning with Portugal’s Rock in Rio Lisbon, where they played to 74,000 people on opening night, later followed by an extensive arena tour across Asia including three nights at Tokyo’s famed Budokan.
Tickets priced from £76 including fees go on sale from 9am Friday 21 April – buy yours here.
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