“American Idol” favorite Adam Lambert and classic rock fixture Queen are pairing up once again for a summer tour in North America.
Lambert and Queen will kick off the 19-date tour in Chicago in June 19, wrapping things up in Washington, D.C., on July 20.
Lambert, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor first teamed up for a May 2009 performance of “We Are the Champions” on “American Idol,” and have performed a number of shows together, including the 2011 MTV European Music Awards.
“Let’s rock those beautiful arenas just one more time!” May said.
Added Lambert, “I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon. The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I’m honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie’s [Mercury, late Queen singer] 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.”
Tickets go on sale beginning March 14.
Read the full tour dates below.
6/19 Chicago United Center
6/21 Winnipeg MTS Centre
6/23 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
6/24 Edmonton Rexall Place
6/26 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
6/28 Vancouver Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/1 San Jose SAP Center
7/3 Los Angeles The Forum
7/5 Las Vegas The Joint
7/6 Las Vegas The Joint
7/9 Houston Toyota Center
7/10 Dallas American Airlines Center
7/12 Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 Toronto Air Canada Centre
7/14 Montreal Bell Centre
7/16 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
7/17 New York Madison Square Garden
7/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
7/20 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion