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Everything you need to know about Queen + Adam Lambert’s UK tour

Legendary band Queen are once again teaming up with vocalist Adam Lambert for a UK tour.

Queen + Adam Lambert will be returning to the UK with a new spectacular live show, and a setlist promising some surprises. The news comes just weeks after the pairing announced a run of North American dates.

Coming to 11 cities across the UK and Ireland, the tour kicks off in Dublin on the 25 November, culminating in two London shows on the 12 and 15 December 2017.

It’s their first UK tour since their ten date sold out run in January 2015, and their first live appearance since headlining the closing night of the Isle Of Wight Festival in 2016.

Queen drummer and co-founder Roger Taylor insists the 2017 tour “will look entirely different to the show we took around before. Production has really changed a lot, the things you can do now, you have a much broader palette, the technology has really come along. But we don’t use it all. We don’t play to click track. It’s 100% live. We’re planning on doing stuff we either haven’t done before or haven’t done for a long time. We started as an albums band, that’s what we were. The fact that we had hits was just a byproduct.”

“The general public knows the hits, so you’ve got to cater for that,” guitarist Brian May adds, “but we can chuck in a few things that people really don’t expect. We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around. There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music. He can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more.”

With the promise of new and exciting things, it’s a show definitely not to be missed. Check out the magic from Rock In Rio Lisbon 2016 in the clip below:

Here’s everything you need to know about the tour, and how to get your hands on tickets:

When and where are they playing?

25 November – 3 Arena, Dublin
26 November – SSE Arena, Belfast
28 November – Echo Arena, Liverpool
30 November – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
1 December – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
3 December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
5 December – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
6 December – First Direct Arena, Leeds
8 December – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
9 December – Manchester Arena, Manchester
12 December – 02 Arena, London
15 December – The SSE Arena, Wembley, London

When are tickets on sale?

Tickets go on general sale at 10:00 on Friday 21 April here. Definitely bookmark this link. Fans can also grab tickets early through a Ticketmaster pre-sale from Thursday 20 April.

How does the pre-sale work?

This one’s really simple. Just head here from 10:00 on Thursday 20 April and purchase your tickets early. Perfect.

How much are tickets?

General admission standing tickets will be £69. Reserved seating will be priced at £79. There’ll also be VIP packages available. Remember that these are subject to change, and that are additional fees on top of these prices. There will also be a limit of six tickets per person.

Grab the Ticketmaster app.

Often the fastest way to get tickets, you can store your personal and payment details for speedy one-click purchasing, and scan your card directly into the app. Perfect! For more information, and to download the app, head here.

Open your account and log in now.

Get the details out of the way before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. We recommend checking passwords, delivery address and billing information now, to reduce any stress when processing your order later on. Head to Ticketmaster.co.uk and log in to your account to get started.

Don’t refresh your screen.

Stick to one window when you’re being pushed through the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game.

Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Check when tickets are available – even once they’re on sale.

Keep up-to-date with the latest ticket news on Twitter. If anything changes with these Queen + Adam Lambert tickets – anything at all – our social followers will be the first to know about it.

We send real time updates as the general sales happens, including any (unlikely) technical difficulties that might occur and alerts on when new tickets become available. When we have popular shows come on sale, we try our very best behind the scenes to secure as many tickets for you as possible and here’s where you’ll know if we’ve been successful.

Pre-sale tickets will be available from at 10:00 on Thursday 20 April through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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