Queen + Adam Lambert announce massive ‘Rhapsody’ tour for summer 2019

If you’ve been bitten by the Queen bug lately thanks in part to the Rami Malek-starring “Bohemian Rhapsody,” then the iconic band’s recent announcement may have you singing “Mamma mia! Mamma mia! Let me go!” up and down the streets. On Monday (Dec. 3), the legendary British band unveiled plans to hit the North American touring circuit during the summer of 2019.

Dubbed the “Rhapsody” tour, the upcoming trek will find the newly-revamped group performing at venues across the continent throughout the months of July and August. The 23-stop tour will include shows in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto, Washington D.C., Boston, New York, Nashville, New Orleans, Atlanta and more.

The summertime jaunt will begin on July 10 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver and conclude a month and a half later on Aug. 23 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

General public tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. local time. Fan club pre-sales will run from 10 a.m. local time through 10 p.m. local time on Thursday, Dec. 6. All tickets will be available on Live Nation’s website.

Following the tour announcement, the band’s remaining co-founders, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, released a joint statement showcasing their excitement about the upcoming outing.

“This is a great opportunity. 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, America!” says May.

Taylor adds: “We are ready for America and raring to get back in the saddle.”
Joining May and Taylor on tour are Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, Tyler Warren on percussion, and Adam Lambert once again taking on the role of frontman. Lambert first shared the stage with Queen during the 2009 “American Idol” finale. A couple of years later, the singer joined the group for their first tour in 2012.

For now, the complete “Rhapsody” tour itinerary can be seen below.


July 10 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
July 12 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
July 14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
July 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
July 23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
July 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
July 28 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
July 30 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Aug. 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 4 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug. 6 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Aug. 9 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Aug. 10 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 13 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Aug. 15 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Aug. 18 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Aug. 20 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Aug. 22 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Aug. 23 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

Tonight Alive announce 2019 North American tour, handful of ten-year anniversary gigs

After a year of nonstop touring, it doesn’t look like Tonight Alive are planning on slowing down in the new year. On Tuesday (Oct. 30), the Australian band unveiled a lengthy North American tour itinerary that will find them performing across the continent during the months of January and February. Titled the Underworld tour (after their recently released record), the upcoming trek will include stops in Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, Baltimore, New York City, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Denver.

The Underworld tour will begin on Jan. 18 at the Garden Grove in Garden Grove, California and conclude a month and a half later on Feb. 24 at the Roxy in Los Angeles. I the Mighty and Doll Skin will join Tonight Alive during the full excursion.

In addition to the tour dates, the band also revealed that they will perform a handful of special ten-year anniversary gigs to celebrate ten years of the band. The special shows will take place in select cities (Santa Ana, New York, Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles) and will consist of an acoustic set.

“Good morning North American angel humans!,” begins the band’s post on Twitter. “It’s about time we brought the Underworld tour over to you. Conscious Rock gigs with I the Mighty and Doll Skin with special 10-year anniversary acoustic shows in selected cities!”

Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. local time.

Prior to embarking on the North American leg of the Underworld tour, Tonight Alive will conclude 2018 with the United Kingdom leg of the trek.

The Underworld tour is in support of the group’s recently released record, Underworld. Underworld was released in January of 2018 through Hopeless Records. For now, the band’s full North American tour itinerary can be seen below.


Jan. 18 – Garden Grove, CA – Garden Grove
Jan. 19 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory*
Jan. 20 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red East Theatre
Jan. 22 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Jan. 23 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Jan. 26 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
Jan. 27 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
Jan. 29 – Ft. Lauderdale – Culture Room
Jan. 31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb. 01 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Feb. 02 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Feb. 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
Feb. 05 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 06 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre*
Feb. 08 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Feb. 09 – Boston, MA – Middle East*
Feb. 11 – Detroit, MI – Shelter
Feb. 12 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Feb. 13 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean*
Feb. 15 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Feb. 16 – Denver CO – Moon Room*
Feb. 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
Feb. 19 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Feb. 20 – Portland OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Feb. 22 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Feb. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan*
Feb. 24 – Los Angeles CA – The Roxy

*Tonight Alive ten-year anniversary show