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Queen + Adam Lambert reschedule Rhapsody UK and European tour to 2022

The tour will now take place next year.

Queen + Adam Lambert
Credit: Brojan Hohnjec / Miracle Productions LLP

Queen + Adam Lambert have rescheduled their Rhapsody UK and European tour to 2022 due to the on-going global pandemic.

Following a sensational run across Asia and Oceania last winter, Queen + Adam Lambert were originally set to rock the UK and Europe in summer 2020. During the band’s spring break, however, the coronavirus outbreak left them no choice but to prioritise the safety of fans, crew and venue staff by postponing the dates until 2021.

Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic still far from resolved, the band are forced for a second time to reschedule the tour dates, moving them to 2022.

“Under continuing Europe-wide Covid restrictions there’s no possible way the tour can go ahead as planned for this year,” Queen + Adam Lambert said today. “The prospect of again not being able to look forward to performing and getting to experience those wonderful audiences is just heartbreaking.”

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To ease their loyal fans’ disappointment, Brian, Roger and Adam have announced a new and expanded set of 2022 dates for the UK and Europe Rhapsody shows, when they hope it will finally be safe to perform for large audiences.

While the tour remains set for the original May – July period, the 2022 dates will now kick off in the UK, starting with two shows at the AO Arena Manchester on 30th & 31st May. British fans will also welcome the addition of two extra UK shows at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow on 2nd & 3rd June.

The full list of the now 29 rescheduled shows will, as before, include a marathon 10-night residency at The O2, London, plus a pair of concerts apiece in both Manchester and Birmingham (and now Glasgow).

The band’s previously scheduled 13 mainland Europe shows now follow the UK dates throughout late June and July.

Promoters for the Rhapsody Tour confirmed today that all previously purchased tickets continue to be valid for the corresponding rescheduled shows. Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase for information on ticket exchanges for the new dates.

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The full dates are now:

NEW DATECITYVENUEORIGINAL DATE
30 May 2022ManchesterAO Arena10 June 2021
31 May 2022ManchesterAO Arena11 June 2021
2 June 2022GlasgowThe SSE HydroN/A
3 June 2022GlasgowThe SSE HydroN/A
5 June 2022LondonThe O21 June 2021
6 June 2022LondonThe O22 June 2021
8 June 2022LondonThe O217 June 2021
9 June 2022LondonThe O25 June 2021
11 June 2022BirminghamUtilita Arena13 June 2021
12 June 2022BirminghamUtilita Arena14 June 2021
14 June 2022LondonThe O28 June 2021
15 June 2022LondonThe O216 June 2021
17 June 2022LondonThe O24 June 2021
18 June 2022LondonThe O219 June 2021
20 June 2022LondonThe O27 June 2021
21 June 2022LondonThe O220 June 2021
24 June 2022BerlinMercedes-Benz Arena24 June 2021
26 June 2022CologneLanxess Arena26 June 2021
28 June 2022ZurichHallenstadion28 June 2021
29 June 2022MunichOlympiahalle29 June 2021
1 July 2022AmsterdamZiggo Dome29 May 2021
2 July 2022AmsterdamZiggo Dome30 May 2021
6 July 2022MadridWiznik Centre6 July 2021
7 July 2022MadridWiznik Centre7 July 2021
11 July 2022BolognaUnipol Arena23 May 2021
13 July 2022ParisAccorHotels Arena26 May 2021
15 July 2022AntwerpSportspalais27 May 2021
17 July 2022CopenhagenRoyal Arena1 July 2021
18 July 2022CopenhagenRoyal Arena2 July 2021

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