Queen and Adam Lambert to convey Rhapsody Tour again to North America



By Alicia Powell

NEW YORK (Reuters) – British rockers Queen and U.S. singer Adam Lambert are heading out on the street once more, bringing their up to date and expanded Rhapsody Tour again to North America after 4 years.

Guitarist Brian Could, drummer Roger Taylor and Lambert introduced on Friday they’d return this autumn to the area the place they first launched the tour in 2019.

The 14-date swing begins on Oct. 4 in Baltimore and wraps up in Los Angeles on Nov. 11.

“It is advanced, is the best way I’d say it. I used to be tempted to name this ‘The revved up Rhapsody tour’ as a result of it is a bit of totally different from the best way you noticed it final time,” Could informed Reuters in a joint interview with Taylor and Lambert.

“We have been all all over the world with it. Every kind of stuff has occurred. Completely different songs, totally different manufacturing. We’re all the time placing new stuff in. So, now you have a look at it and it is hardly recognisable from the best way it began out.”

The brand new dates observe a UK and European tour final yr, with a 150-minute set checklist together with Queen classics like “We Will Rock You”, “Don’t Cease Me Now” and “Someone To Love” in opposition to a backdrop of dazzling particular results.

“We prefer to attempt to introduce totally different songs, so deeper cuts in amongst the large hits, simply to maintain ourselves recent and to (give) the present a bit of bit extra depth. It will not be the identical as folks noticed earlier than,” Taylor mentioned.

“It is good to offer a visible context to those songs that individuals know so properly. And…it adjustments a few of the notion of what the track is about or the sensation of the track if you put it subsequent to a different one, when the background is a sure setting,” Lambert added.

In October, Queen launched rediscovered track “Face It Alone” that includes late frontman Freddie Mercury, which was initially recorded within the late Nineteen Eighties throughout classes for the band’s chart-topping album “The Miracle” however did not make the lower.

Requested if is likely to be any future such releases that includes Mercury, Could mentioned: “Laborious to reply…There are a couple of little bits and items with Freddie on but it surely’s getting tougher and tougher to seek out something that hasn’t been heard.”

Could, 75, was at Buckingham Palace final week to obtain his knighthood for providers to music and charity from Britain’s King Charles.

“We have had fairly a little bit of contact with King Charles through the years so it was good to see him, we had a pleasant little chat,” Could mentioned, including the monarch requested him about his knees when he needed to bend down as a part of the ceremony.

“It was very intimate, (I) had my household there. He put the sword on each side and requested me about my knees…We talked about this (knees) as a result of we’re of an age. I am truly a yr older than him.”

(Reporting by Alicia Powell; writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; enhancing by Mark Heinrich)