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It has been 8 years since legendary rock band Queen
has toured in the United States, however, Thursday
morning they delighted fans with the announcement of a North American tour this summer. The surviving members of Queen, Brian May and Roger
Taylor, were joined by Adam Lambert
on Good Morning America
for the reveal of this massive event. The 19-date tour will launch in Chicago
on June 19th and will come to a close a month later near Washington D.C. It has been hinted that success of this tour will determine a possible extension into a world tour.
was first formed in 1971 by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger
Taylor, and John Deacon. After signing a record deal in 1973, the band quickly began experiencing overwhelming success and gained fans by the millions. With 18 number one albums, 18 number one singles, 10 number one DVDs, and roughly 300 million albums sold worldwide, Queen
has easily become one of the best-selling and most influential bands bands of all time.
Unfortunately, tragedy struck the band in 1991. Only a day after frontman Freddie Mercury's announcement to the world that he was suffering from AIDS, he died of complications from the disease. To date, he remains as the most high profile loss from the illness.
While Mercury's death brought the end of an era, it was by no means the end of Queen. In 2001, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2005, Brian May and Roger
Taylor brought Queen
back into the touring circuit.
Fast forward four years, and Queen
is performing on stage with Adam Lambert
on American Idol Season 8. Since then, all three have been in close contact and have performed together in various shows including the 2013 iHeartRadio Music
Festival. Critics have raved over their joint efforts saying that "Freddie Mercury's king-sized songwriting makes for a perfect vessel for Lambert's operatic wail" (Billboard). It was an easy and exciting decision for the band to bring on Lambert for a full tour this upcoming summer.
Lambert has expressed his gratitude for being able to honor Freddie Mercury
in such a manner by saying, "He's a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger
and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display."
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Tour tickets went on presale Monday morning and will go on sale to the general public this Friday, the 14th, at 10 am PDT. Fans looking to secure their seats to this incredible event and receive an exclusive discount on their Queen
tickets can use promotional code QUEEN2014 only at SuperStarTickets.com and only on orders through 3/14/2014.
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Tour Dates :
June 19: Chicago, IL (United Center)
June 21: Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
June 23: Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Centre)
June 24: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
June 26: Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
June 28: Vancouver, BC (Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena)
July 1: San Jose, CA (SAP Center)
July 3: Englewood, CA (The Forum)
July 5: Las Vegas, NV (The Joint)
July 6: Las Vegas, NV (The Joint)
July 9: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
July 10: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
July 12: Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
July 13: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
July 14: Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
July 16: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
July 17: New York, NY (Madison Square
July 19: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
July 20: Columbia, MD (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
For more information regarding the Queen
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