Queen and Adam Lambert have announced they’ll return to Australia early next year.
The iconic British rock band have been toured extensively since original members Brian May and Roger Taylor welcomed Adam Lambert as vocalist in 2011.
They’ll return to Australia for the first time since selling out shows in 2014 to play Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on February 21, Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 24, Adelaide Entertainment Centre on February 27, Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on March 2 and Perth Arena on March 6.
Announcing the tour on Wednesday, guitarist Brian May hinted they’d delve deeper into the band’s back catalogue for the new shows.
“The general public knows the hits, so you’ve got to cater for that. But we can chuck in a few things that people really don’t expect,” he said.
“We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around.
“There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music. He can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more.”
Lambert also said the setlist will be very different from their previous tour.
“What people should know if they came to the shows a couple of years back, is obviously we will still be playing the big hit songs you know and love from Queen, but we thought it would be good to challenge ourselves a bit,” he said.
“Change it up a little bit, change the visuals, change all the technology, change the setlist to some degree.
“We will probably be pulling some other songs out of the Queen catalogue which we haven’t done before, which I am very excited about.”