Adam Lambert and Queen Announce North American Summer Tour

Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor) + Adam Lambert Announce North American Tour

Road jaunt kicks off June 19

“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.

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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.

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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