Queen + Adam Lambert have rescheduled their 27-date UK & European “Rhapsody Tour” due to the ongoing global Coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 tour was set to start in Italy on May 24th, with the itinerary also including a massive run of 10 London O2 concerts as well as a pair of shows each in Manchester and Birmingham, before further mainland Europe dates were set to conclude with two Madrid shows on July 7th and 8th. The band has just announced that confirm that new shows are now set for matching or similar dates in 2021.
In the announcement, which pushed the band's shows back a full year, Brian May said, “We’re very sad to announce the postponement of our summer shows in Europe, although in the present crazy state of the world, it cannot be a surprise to our fans. Those incredible scenes at our concerts just over a month ago now seem like an impossibly distant dream. We were so lucky to be able to complete that tour, running just ahead of the wave that was about to break on us. I know many of our fans are having similar moments of disbelief and bewilderment out there. Of course we would have gone ahead with the dates had it been humanly possible. The good news is that we do NOW have a PLAN B ready to roll. If you hold on to your tickets they will be valid for the rescheduled shows. God willing, we will be there with bells on!”
Drummer Roger Taylor responded to the postponement saying: “We’re all in this together. Devastating! Boringly frustrating! Scary and upsetting! But…pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down… start all over again!!! Be well….take care… coming right back at you as soon as we possibly can!!!
Much love… Roger T xxx