Forget karaoke — starting in October, you can sing along to “Bohemian Rhapsody” with the band that brought the classic song to the world.
After a four-year hiatus, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Queen is returning to the road with lead singer Adam Lambert for their 14-concert ‘Rhapsody Tour’ that will send them to arenas all over North America from Oct. 4 through Nov. 11.
On the brief tour, the band that inspired the Oscar-nominated film “Bohemian Rhapsody” will bring all the hits like “Under Pressure,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “We Will Rock You,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Somebody To Love” and so many more to the Big Apple when they play New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Oct. 12.
And don’t worry — the ‘Rhapsody Tour’ isn’t just a rehash of Queen’s greatest hits.
“This is about giving (fans) a show that feels fresh,” singer Adam Lambert said in an interview with Billboard. “We are keenly aware of what the favorites are and we try to include the big hits every night — they have a lot of hits, so it’s a lot to choose from.”
Need tickets to hear fresh versions of “We Are The Champions,” “You’re My Best Friend” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” now?
Not a problem.
Although inventory isn’t available on Ticketmaster until Friday, March 31, fans who want to ensure they have tickets ahead of time can purchase on sites like Vivid Seats before tickets are officially on sale.
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Queen 2023 tour schedule
A complete calendar including all tour dates, venues and links to the cheapest tickets available for each ‘Rhapsody Tour’ concert can be found below.
Queen band members
There may never have been a more high-profile lead singer replacement for a band than Adam Lambert assuming Freddie Mercury’s place back in 2011.
Who’s playing behind the 41-year-old former “American Idol” finalist though?
Well, original members drummer Roger Taylor and recently knighted guitarist Sir Brian May are still around 53 years after the band formed in 1970.
“These are kind of new glory days for us,” said May in an interview with Variety.
They’ll be joined by Spike Edney on keyboards and rhythm guitar, Neil Fairclough will handle bass and Tyler Warren plays percussion and drums.
Edney, Fairclough and Warren also provide backup vocals.
Queen set list
Not many bands have a three-disc Greatest Hits album.
Queen does though.
That being said, it’s not easy to distill a legendary catalog into a single concert — classics like “Flash” might not make the cut.
Based on past gigs, here’s what you can expect to hear on this tour based on their 2019 U.S. concert set lists.
01.) “Now I’m Here”
02.) “Seven Seas of Rhye”
03.) “Keep Yourself Alive”
04.) “Hammer to Fall”
05.) “Killer Queen”
06.) “Don’t Stop Me Now”
07.) “In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited”
08.) “Somebody to Love”
09.) “I’m in Love With My Car”
10.) “Bicycle Race”
11.) “Another One Bites the Dust”
12.) “I Want It All”
13.) “Love of My Life”
15.) “Doing All Right”
16.) “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
17.) “Under Pressure”
18.) “Dragon Attack”
19.) “I Want to Break Free”
20.) “Who Wants to Live Forever”
21.) “Guitar Solo”
22.) “Tie Your Mother Down”
23.) “The Show Must Go On”
24.) “Fat Bottomed Girls”
25.) “Radio Ga Ga”
26.) “Bohemian Rhapsody”
27.) “We Will Rock You”
28.) “We Are the Champions”
The above set list comes to us courtesy of Set List FM.
Classic rockers on tour in 2023
Love music from the ’70s and ’80s?
Here are just five of our favorite acts from way back when that might be coming to a city near you soon.
• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
• Billy Joel with Stevie Nicks
• Sparks (trust us, if you’re a Queen fan, you’re in for a treat)
Already know about all these tours? Check out our list of the 22 biggest classic rock tours in 2023 here.