Queen and Adam Lambert Extend 2023 U.S. Tour Dates in Select Cities

By popular demand, and sold-out shows, Queen and Adam Lambert have extended their forthcoming Rhapsody Tour with additional dates in select U.S. cities.

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The 22-date Rhapsody Tour, which follows Queen and Lambert’s successful U.K. and European tour in 2022, will kick off on Oct. 4 at the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, Maryland with stops across the U.S. before wrapping up in Los Angeles at the BMO Stadium on Nov. 12. Second dates have been added to New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Baltimore after the initial shows in these cities sold out.

“Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever,” said Brian May in a statement, “so we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious. Watch out world.”

Lambert added, “I can’t wait to tour North America one more time with the Rhapsody Tour alongside the two unbelievably talented legends that are Brian May and Roger Taylor.”

Backed by a state-of-the-art designed stage with special effects, Queen and Lambert will be joined by keyboardist and musical director Spike Edney, bassist Neil Fairclough and percussionist Tyler Warren for a 150-minute set celebrating the band’s catalog of hits, including “Radio Ga Ga,” and “Somebody To Love’,” “We Will Rock You,” and “Don’t Stop Me Now,” along with deeper cuts and other fan favorites.

This tour may also be the final outing together for Queen and Lambert, according to May.

“There’s a strong possibility that we’ll be going out together again,” said May in a 2022 interview. “We’re talking about that as you and I speak, making those decisions. Now, it does get to be more of a decision as you get older. I’m not 35 anymore, and leaving home for two months is not easy. But we feel as if we’re all fit and well, that we’d like to go out there one more time. It would probably be in the United States in 2023 at some point.”

Earlier in March 2023, May was knighted by King Charles III nearly a year after Queen and Adam Lambert performed at the Platinum Jubilee at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the late Queen Elizabeth II‘s 70-year reign.

May also recently hinted that he wants to work on a sequel to the 2018 Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

“We’ve been talking about it,” said May. “I felt proud of it, and the people who played us were just phenomenal. It’s so tempting to do the sequel. It would be worth it just to work with those boys again.”

Queen and Adam Lambert – The Rhapsody Tour 2023 Dates:

Oct. 4 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena
Oct. 5 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena 
Oct. 8 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Oct. 10 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Oct. 13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden 
Oct. 15 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 16 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 18 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 23 — Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Oct. 25 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 28 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center 
Oct. 30 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
Oct. 31 — Chicago, IL @ United Center 
Nov. 2 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Nov. 3 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center 
Nov. 5 — Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
Nov. 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
Nov. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center 
Nov. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ BMO Stadium
Nov. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ BMO Stadium 

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