Queen + Adam Lambert Touring Australia

Queen is headed to Australia with Adam Lambert for the band’s first tour downunder since 1985. The excursion will rock you in August and September, following the North American trek this summer.

I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” said Lambert, who teamed up with Brian May and Roger Taylor for a brief run of shows in Europe in 2012 and an appearance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last fall.

The “American Idol” runner-up added, “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in Australia is so beautifully surreal. I’m honored 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.”

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Queen + Adam Lambert hit the road for the once in a lifetime U.S./Canada tour June 19 in Chicago. The last stop is July 28 in Toronto.

Here’s the plan for Australia:

Aug. 22 – Perth, Perth Arena

Aug. 26 –Sydney, Allphones Arena  

Aug. 29 – Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena       

Sept. 1 – Boondall, Brisbane Entertainment Centre

A fan club presale begins Thursday, May 22 at 12 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public May 28 at 10 a.m. local time.

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