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Adam Lambert and Queen Announce North American Summer 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