Queen and San Diego-bred vocal dynamo Adam Lambert are mounting an extensive North American tour this summer that will visit 25 cities in the United States and Canada.
The Queen + Adam Lambert tour opens June 23 in Phoenix and concludes Aug. 5 in Houston. While the concert trek sadly bypasses San Diego, where Lambert got his start performing musicals with local theater companies, it does include two California dates. (All dates, cities and ticket information appears below.)
The first is June 26 at the Hollywood Bowl, where pop and rock concerts are exclusively booked by former San Diego concert promoter Bill Silva and his partner, Andrew Hewitt. The second is in San Jose on June 29. Should the June 26 Hollywood Bowl concert sell out, which is likely, it is possible a second date at the famed venue could be added.
“American Idol” alum Lambert’s most recent San Diego performance was in June, 2015, at the San Diego County Fair’s Grandstand Stage. To preview that show, he did an in-depth interview with the Union-Tribune, during which he described how much he had learned from touring with May and Taylor, with whom he first performed Queen songs while competing on “American Idol.”.
“Obviously, I picked up a lot from them on stage,” Lambert told the Union-Tribune. “Their music is unbelievable, and it’s not easy to sing these songs. I’ve learned a ton on a technical level. And, personally, the fabulous thing is - because they are Queen and are rock royalty - they take a jet, not a bus! So that was exciting.
“I think I picked up their sense of the big picture. They’ve been in the business a long time and have lived full lives, so I realized not to sweat the small stuff as much as I did in the past. They see the big picture and take pride in their work. The other thing I’ve picked up from them is that it’s not just the work and career; you also have to pay attention to your life and to your heart.”
A ticket pre-sale for members of both Queen and Adam Lambert’s respective fan clubs will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m. A pre-sale for American Express card members begins Tuesday at noon. Exclusive VIP Package offers are available at VIPNation.com
Tickets for the general public go on sale Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at livenation.com, through the Live Nation mobile app and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Queen + Adam Lambert tour 2017 dates
June 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
June 24 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
June 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
June 29 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
July 1 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
July 2 - Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 4 - Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
July 6 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
July 8 - Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
July 9 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
July 13 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 14 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 17 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 18 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
July 20 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
July 23 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 25 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 26 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
July 28 - New York, NY @ Barclays Center
July 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 31 - Washington D.C. @ Verizon Center
August 2 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 4 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
August 5 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center