Queen and Adam Lambert tour postponed to 2022 ‘We’re heartbroken’ – But extra dates coming

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After an incredible start to 2020 with a string of concerts in Asia and Oceania, Queen and Adam Lambert were looking forward to the UK and European leg of their Rhapsody tour. However, the pandemic saw those concerts, including a 10 night residency at London’s The O2, rescheduled to 2021. And now Brian May, Roger Taylor and the singer are “heartbroken” to announced that they are having to postpone their highly-anticipated tour to summer 2022.

Queen and Adam Lambert said today: “Under continuing Europe-wide Covid restrictions there’s no possible way the tour can go ahead as planned for this year.

“The prospect of again not being able to look forward to performing and getting to experience those wonderful audiences is just heartbreaking.”

To ease their loyal fans’ disappointment the trio have announced a couple of extra dates for their 2022 UK and European tour.

The two new shows will be a couple of concerts at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on June 2 and 3.

Queen and Adam Lambert’s UK and European tour will take place in May to June 2022, but will now kick off in the UK with two shows at the AO Arena Manchester on May 30.

Fans with previously purchased tickets can rest assured they continue to be valid for the corresponding rescheduled shows.

Promoters for the Rhapsody tour confirmed: “Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase for information on ticket exchanges for the new dates. New dates can be found at QueenOnline.com.

“We wish to make it clear. None of the shows from 2020 and 2021 have been cancelled, just re-arranged due to COVID-19.”

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They added: “We really do hope that as many people as possible who were booked for those original dates in 2020 will still be able to join us for the shows.”

Drummer Roger enthused: “When we do eventually get to play in front of live audiences it will be with a ferociously renewed attack and we shall revel in the wonderful experience of actually interacting with them again.”

While Lambert added: “It’s so disappointing to have to postpone again, but safety comes first, and we look forward to spring 2022 when we will be back, better than ever.”

As Freddie Mercury would say, “The Show Must Go On”, so here’s the full list of 29 concerts Queen and Adam Lambert will perform in the UK and Europe for their 2022 Rhapsody tour:

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Queen and Adam Lambert’s The Rhapsody Tour 2022 dates

May 30 – Manchester, AO Arena
May 31 – Manchester, AO Arena
June 2 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro [NEW DATE]
June 3 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro [NEW DATE]
June 5 – London, The O2
June 6 – London, The O2
June 8 – London, The O2
June 9 – London, The O2
June 11 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
June 12 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
June 14 – London, The O2
June 15 – London, The O2
June 17 – London, The O2
June 18 – London, The O2
June 20 – London, The O2
June 21 – London, The O2
June 24 – Berlin, Mercedes–Benz Arena
June 26 – Cologne, Lanxess Arena
June 28 – Zurich, Hallenstadion
June 29 – Munich, Olympiahalle
July 1 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
July 2 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
July 6 – Madrid, Wiznik Centre
July 7 – Madrid, Wiznik Centre
July 11 – Bologna, Unipol Arena
July 13 – Paris, AccorHotels Arena
July 15 – Antwerp, Sportspalais
July 17 – Copenhagen, Royal Arena
July 18 – Copenhagen, Royal Arena

In the meantime, Queen and Adam Lambert have kept themselves busy by releasing a charity single recorded remotely in lockdown called We Are The Champions for the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation.

While a YouTube Tour Watch Party of live highlights inspired the band to release their first album together in Live Around The World.

The UK No 1 record, available on physical and digital formats and now as a concert movie, included some of their best live performances from the last decade, including the sensational 1985 Live Aid set the band performed at Fire Fight Australia last year.

Tickets for the new Glasgow dates are on sale from 11am tomorrow and can be accessed here at that time.

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