LAS VEGAS (May 7, 2018) – Queen + Adam Lambert will rock the Las Vegas Strip this fall with a 10-date limited engagement, “The Crown Jewels,” at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas. Shows will be held September 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. One of their performance dates, Saturday, Sept. 8, lands on Queen Day in Las Vegas, which former Mayor Oscar Goodman declared in 2004.
Tickets ranging in price from $79 to $350, as well as a limited number of On-Stage seats, not including applicable service charges, will go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. PT at ticketmaster.com. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available. Members of both Queen and Adam Lambert's Fan Clubs will be able to purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. PT. M life Rewards members and Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will receive access to a pre-sale running Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, May 10 at 10 p.m. PT. To join the M life Rewards program or for more information, visit mlife.com.
Queen + Adam Lambert have come a long way since first sharing a stage for the American Idol finale in May 2009. Since then, the critically acclaimed creative partnership has proved to be a global phenomenon, having played over 150 shows in all corners of the world. Filling stadiums and festivals, Queen + Adam Lambert’s awe-inspiring show has drawn across-the board rave notices.
Now, announcing this specially crafted “The Crown Jewels” show, Queen’s Brian May said: “We’re ready to take on the ultimate challenge … to dazzle Vegas!!”
Band mate Roger Taylor was equally as enthusiastic, saying he is, “Looking forward to rocking the Strip,” singing the praises of “the audaciously and phenomenally talented Adam Lambert.”
Lambert added: “I’m so excited to help share ‘The Crown Jewels’ with the Strip. You’ll be humming them all night!”
Just as the original Queen scaled unprecedented heights and shattered audience records, so have Queen + Adam Lambert. Their first full live show, played in Europe in 2012, saw the band make a spectacular debut in front of half a million people in Kiev. More recent shows in Brazil, Portugal and Japan have regularly drawn audiences of up to 80,000 for a single concert.
But Queen + Adam Lambert are not a band to rest on their laurels. In the summer of 2017, they toured North America with a brand new state-of-the-art production specifically tailored to celebrate the 40th anniversary of News of the World, which was originally released in October 1977 and remains Queen’s biggest-selling studio album to date. The tour extended across Europe and the UK through to the end of 2017, followed by Australia and New Zealand in early 2018.
It was North American audiences that first truly embraced Queen + Adam Lambert, paving the way to worldwide arena-filling success. Playing their first ever full tour with 24 shows across the U.S. and Canada in the summer of 2014, this generation-spanning super group not only sold out every date, but were later crowned Band of the Year at the 10th annual Classic Rock, Roll of Honor awards and Best Live Band of the Year in Ultimate Classic Rock’s reader’s poll. From that point on, there was no stopping the revitalized Queen machine and their incandescent new front man.
Queen + Adam Lambert’s magnificent 2018 live show has been custom tailored for the band by some of the world’s most cutting-edge creative talents. Responsible for design and production is Ric Lipson from Entertainment Architects Stufish Productions, renowned worldwide for their innovative work with artists such as Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, and U2, as well the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Making use of over 300 moving lights during the show is the highly acclaimed lighting designer Rob Sinclair, who has illuminated tours for major artists including Adele, Peter Gabriel and Kylie Minogue. The production’s genuinely eye-popping laser elements are the work of ER Productions, behind both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics and seen by over 900 million people worldwide.
“The stage production, theatrics, band performance and audience reaction is probably the best that I have ever had the pleasure to witness. The unparalleled champions of arena rock,” wrote the critic of the Daily Express, UK.
Recent years have certainly marked a new era for one of the biggest and longest lasting bands of all time.
Queen + Adam Lambert’s spectacular touring band is completed with musicians Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, and Tyler Warren on percussion.
In an incredible career spanning more than four decades, Queen’s indelible influence on rock history is unrivalled. The band has amassed a staggering archive of accolades and honors including seven Ivor Novello awards, an MTV Global Icon Award and three songs enshrined in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. With record sales in the hundreds of millions - their Greatest Hits collection has sold over 6 million copies in the UK alone, meaning one in three UK households own a copy - plus a string of chart-topping albums and singles, Queen are undoubtedly one of the UK’s most successful and best loved national treasures. With one of the most enduring song catalogues of all time, including “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Somebody To Love,” and of course “Bohemian Rhapsody,” their musical repertoire is second to none. The glittering legacy created by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon lives on through the ongoing partnership of May and Taylor, now joined by Adam Lambert.
November 2, 2018 will see the release of the feature film Bohemian Rhapsody. The bio epic is a celebration of Queen’s meteoric rise through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.
About Adam Lambert
After blowing everyone away on the eighth season of American Idol, Adam released his debut album ‘For Your Entertainment’ which featured collaborations with Lady Gaga, Pink, Max Martin, and Muse’s Matt Bellamy. It spawned the International hit “Whataya Want From Me,” which earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His second album ‘Trespassing,’ featuring collaborators Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard charts and became the first album to reach the number one spot in the U.S. and Canada by an openly gay artist. In 2013 he appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series ‘Glee.’ Adam released his highly anticipated third album ‘The Original High’ in 2015, which entered the worldwide chart at no. 3 and featured the hit single ‘Ghost Town.’ The album, his debut for Warner Bros Records, was executive produced by Max Martin and Shellback. After a sold-out world tour to support the album, he went on to play Eddie in the Fox version of the ‘Rocky Horror Show’ and later that year finished his stint as a winning judge on The X Factor Australia. Adam has been working on his fourth solo album for the past year, and will release new music later this year.