Queen and Adam Lambert announce 2020 Australian tour


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Queen and Adam Lambert have announced they’ll return to Australia next year for a national stadium tour, off the back of the success of Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

The band’s new Rhapsody Tour will bring them to six Australian stadium venues in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast in February next year.

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Announcing the tour on Monday, Queen guitarist Brian May said in a statement, “Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever and got us our best notices ever.

“So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious. Watch out, Australia.”

Adam Lambert, who has toured with the band as frontman since 2012, promised that the new production they would bring to Australia would be spectacular.

“We have a brand-new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to reveal the show to Australian fans,” he said.

The Rhapsody Tour will debut a brand new larger-than-life production, with set designer Ric Lipson boasting that the new tour will “expand the parameters of what a live music experience can be.”

“This new show promises to be their most spectacular yet, an innovative and interactive celebration of the continued power of Queen’s music,” he said.

Last year’s Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was a box-office success, becoming the highest-grossing music biopic ever and winning lead actor Rami Malek the Best Actor Oscar last month.

See the dates of the band’s 2020 tour below:

Thursday, February 13: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday, February 15: ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Wednesday, February 19: AAMI Park, Melbourne

Sunday, February 23: Optus Stadium, Perth

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Wednesday, February 26: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Saturday, February 29: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast

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