Hot off the heels of the worldwide box office blockbuster and award-winning movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Queen has taken this opportune timing to set their live touring wheels in motion. Dubbed as the ‘The Rhapsody Tour’, Queen’s original members Brian May and Roger Taylor enlisted flamboyant powerhouse singer Adam Lambert to take on lead vocal duties. Queen + Adam Lambert will rock you as they return to New Zealand in February 2020 for 3 giant stadium shows. Slated to run from February 5 to February 10, 2020, this epic 3-day tour will be their first ever concerts in Wellington and Dunedin and their auspicious return to Auckland. The tour dates are as follows:
Wednesday 5 February Wellington Westpac Stadium
Friday 7 February Auckland Mt Smart Stadium
Monday 10 February Dunedin Forsyth Barr Stadium
Queen drummer Roger Taylor has sent over waves of excitement to Kiwi fans as he exclaims: "We are ready for New Zealand and raring to get back with our new show.” Lead guitarist Brian May further adds: “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, New Zealand! "
The Rhapsody Tour boasts of a ‘brand-new larger-than-life production’. Adam Lambert says: “We have been designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it! We are excited to reveal the show to New Zealand fans!”
Ever since the biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” hit the silver screens, it brought a revival of interest on the life, times, and the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Queen was back on the charts, hitting the No. 1 spot again on Billboard’s Artist 100 Chart. Music chart authorities and the press has declared ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ as officially the world’s most-streamed song from the 20th Century, and in New Zealand, the band scored its highest-charting album in 24 years with the Platinum-selling Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack.
The movie also brought in a surge of new generation of fans who saw from the film that Queen’s unique kind of magic is best experienced live, and the crowd will definitely get jolts of energy to get on their feet, pump their fists, clap their hands, and perhaps also do some vocal calisthenics as they join in the giant sing-along of anthemic hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", "Radio Gaga", "Another One Bites The Dust", "We Are the Champions", "Killer Queen", "Fat Bottomed Girls", and a whole lot more!
Since 2012, American Idol finalist Adam Lambert has stepped-in for an honorary assignment, as the lead vocalist of Queen while on tour. Lambert is well aware that he has big shoes to fill in, but his awesome talent and exuberant showmanship holds up his uniqueness as a performer and still manages to evoke nostalgic and exhilarating emotions that pay homage to the illustrious brilliance and artistry of the late Freddie Mercury.
As Freddie Mercury once sang and prophesied with the lines of ‘The Show Must Go On’, Queen was never one to rest on their laurels and sit on their thrones. They’re killer Queen! They have never stopped commanding and slayin’ the live stage with their greatest hits.
Queen + Adam Lambert Ticket Info
Ticket Price: $299 to $689
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