Just weeks after announcing a 26-date summer tour of North America, Queen + Adam Lambert will return to Europe later this year for 24 dates, including a much welcomed return to the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle on Friday 1st December 2017.
The tour will showcase a spectacular new stage production and set list, which the band hints will provide some surprises. It will be the band’s first full British tour in almost three years, having last performed 10 sold out shows across the UK in January 2015.
For their 2017 tour, the performance material will no doubt acknowledge this year’s 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album to date, News of the World, which yielded the immortal anthems We Will Rock You’ and We Are the Champions.’
Queen Drummer and Co-Founder Roger Taylor said: “The 2017 tour will look entirely different to the show we took around before. Production has changed a lot and technology has really come along but we don’t use it all. We don’t play to click track. It’s 100% live. We’re planning on doing stuff we either haven’t done before or haven’t done for a long time.”
Adam Lambert added: “We will still be playing the big hit songs you know and love from Queen but we thought it would be good to challenge ourselves a bit. Change it up a little bit, change the visuals, change all the technology, change the set list to some degree. We will probably be pulling some other songs out of the Queen catalogue which we haven’t done before which I am very excited about.”