Legendary British outfit Queen will tour Australia in August.
It’s the first time since 1985 that the band will have played live shows on Australian soil, with celebrated bandmember Brian May saying in a statement, “Let’s rock those beautiful arenas just one more time”. But it’s only Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth that will have a concert to call their own.
Naturally, with celebrated frontman Freddie Mercury no longer with us, the band have turned to the capable hands (and vocals) of former ‘American Idol’ star Adam Lambert as their frontman and vocalist; a collaboration that stretches back five years when they teamed up for a performance on the ‘Idol’ set.
It was the first in a series of concerts featuring Queen and Adam Lambert, who have since toured together throughout Europe.
Adam’s similarly excited to be headed down under.
“I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” he said in a statement. “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in Australia is so beautifully surreal. I’m honoured to be able to pay my respects to Freddie’s memory; 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.”
Visa pre-sale kicks off this Thursday from 12 noon local time, with general public tickets on sale from 10am on Wednesday May 28.
August 22 : Perth (Perth Arena)
August 26 : Sydney (Allphones Arena)
August 29 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena)
September 01 : Brisbane (Entertainment Centre)