Queen and Adam Lambert to play at arenas in Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham on tour

Queen + Adam Lambert perform at United Center, Chicago, Ill. 6/19/14
Queen + Adam Lambert perform at United Center, Chicago, Ill. 6/19/14

Rock legends Queen will be fronted by American Idol 
sensation Adam Lambert 
during their extensive tour of the UK early in the New Year.

Queen and Adam will be performing at the Phones 4U Arena, Manchester, on January 21, Capital FM Arena, Nottingham on January 24, and Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on January 27.

The partnership began when Queen first teamed up with Adam in 2009 to perform

the band’s rock anthem We Are The Champions on American Idol’s season eight finale.

Adam and Queen joined forces again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast.

In the summer of 2012 they performed their first live concerts together with three sold-out shows in the UK at London’s Hammersmith Apollo as well as concert appearances in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

A further one-off performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September at which they effectively stole the show triggered a conversation between Adam and Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May to take the show on the road.

Adam said: “On the technical side, it’s definitely more of a production than two years ago. We’ve had a lot more cities to visit and so I think we all decided to build up the visuals and the stage accordingly, and of course we do all the hits.”

Queen’s drummer Roger said: “Each time we’ve worked with Adam with our music, he’s just the most incredible front man. He’s an extraordinary singer and a real talent. I feel he fits into our sort of theatricality.”