Queen + Adam Lambert tour 2018: UK dates, setlist and support acts
One of the greatest rock bands of all time continues to live on through Adam Lambert’s powerful vocals - and they're coming to the UK this summer.
Here’s everything you need to know about Queen + Adam Lambert’s 2018 tour, including where and when they're playing in the UK.
Queen + Adam Lambert tour dates and cities
The band embarked on a world tour in June 2017 with dates all over North America.
The European leg began in November, which saw Queen + Adam Lambert play a string of dates in the UK and Ireland, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Dublin.
And now the band is back for yet more European shows in 2018, including dates at The O2 Arena and SSE Arena Wembley.
Here’s the full list of UK and Europe dates for Queen + Adam Lambert's tour 2018.
- Lisbon, Altice Arena (Portugal) - June 7 (NEW)
- Madrid, Wizink Arena (Spain) - June 9 (NEW)
- Barcelona, Palau San Jordi (Spain) - June 10 (NEW)
- Cologne, Lanxess Arena (Germany) - June 13
- Herning, Jyske Bank Boxen (Denmark) - June 15 (NEW)
- Oslo, Telenor Arena (Norway) - June 17 (NEW)
- Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena (Germany) - June 19
- Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena (Germany) - June 20
- Milan, Forum (Italy) - June 25
- Rotterdam, Ahoy (Netherlands) - June 27 (NEW)
- Antwerp Sportpaleis (Belgium) - June 29 (NEW)
- London, SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - July 1
- London, The O2 Arena (UK) - July 2
- London, The O2 Arena (UK) - July 4
- TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow (UK) - July 7
- Dublin, Marlay Park (Ireland) - July 8 (NEW)
This is Queen + Adam Lambert’s third tour together. They previously toured in 2017 and 2014 - 2015.
Queen + Adam Lambert setlist
Based on the opening show of the tour in Glendale (US) here’s what the Queen + Adam Lambert setlist for the upcoming UK concert is likely to be:
- We Will Rock You
- Hammer to Fall
- Stone Cold Crazy
- Another One Bites the Dust
- Fat Bottomed Girls
- Killer Queen
- Two Fux (Adam Lambert song)
- Don't Stop Me Now
- Bicycle Race
- I'm in Love with My Car
- Get Down, Make Love
- I Want It All
- Love of My Life
- Somebody to Love
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Drum Battle
- Under Pressure
- Who Wants to Live Forever (with You Take My Breath Away intro on tape)
- Last Horizon
- Guitar Solo
- Vocal improvisation with Freddie Mercury (tape; from Queen at Wembley)
- It's Late
- Radio Ga Ga
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Spread Your Wings
- We Are the Champions
- God Save the Queen (tape)
Guitarist Brian May said of the 2018 tour, "The almost unanimous reaction to our last round of dates in Europe was this is absolutely the best production we’ve ever mounted. There has been a great demand for us to go back and cover the cities we missed!”
“So, while we’re still physically able to perform at those high energy levels on this massive scale, we thought, ‘Yes! One more around the block!’
"It’s live, it’s dangerous, and it takes every ounce of fitness we can muster. But it’s still fun!”
Queen + Adam Lambert support acts
Queen + Adam Lambert's Dublin concert will be supported by none other than The Darkness and The Boomtown Rats.
The 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' and 'I Don't Like Mondays' hitmakers are currently only scheduled to appear at the Marlay Park date on July 8
Will Queen + Adam Lambert release new music?
Queen recruited Lambert back in 2012, after Paul Rodgers stepped down from the role originally left vacant by the tragic death of Freddie Mercury.
While Adam Lambert seem like a perfect fit for the band, Queen has yet to release new music with the singer.
Lambert performed new track 'Two Fux' alongside Queen on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (and the singer even dedicated the song to Freddie Mercury) but it is considered an Adam Lambert single, not a Queen + Adam Lambert single.
However, both Brian May and Roger Taylor (drummer) have said they are open to recording original material with Lambert.
Some of the more popular classic Queen tracks Adam Lambert has performed with Queen include 'Somebody To Love'...
...'Don't Stop Me Now'...
...and 'We Will Rock You'.
Stay tuned to LineUp for the latest news on Queen + Adam Lambert’s 2018 UK tour dates.