Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour.

Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. According to guitarist Brian May's official Web site, the band will play the New York area and Los Angeles later this year, as well as Aruba (Oct. 8) and Tokyo (Oct. 26), "and then get back to the States to do the main stuff in the spring."

The combo will release a live album taped in Sheffield, England, via EMI in early September, with a DVD to follow in October.

In related news, the track list us set for the Queen tribute album, "Killer Queen," due Aug. 2 via Hollywood. The 15-track set features Gavin DeGraw, Jason Mraz, Joss Stone, Sum 41, Los Lobos, Eleven featuring Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme and Breaking Benjamin, among others.

"Killer Queen" includes two versions of "Bohemian Rhapsody": one by the Flaming Lips and another by "American Idol" contestant Constantine Maroulis with the Las Vegas cast of the Queen musical "We Will Rock You."

Here is the track list for "Killer Queen":

"We Are the Champions" (Gavin DeGraw)
"Good Old Fashioned Loverboy" (Jason Mraz)
"Bohemian Rhapsody" (Flaming Lips)
"Stone Cold Crazy" (Eleven featuring Josh Homme)
"Death on Two Legs" (Rooney)
"Play the Game" (Jon Brion)
"Tie Your Mother Down" (Shinedown)
"Under Pressure" (Joss Stone)
"Sleepin' on the Sidewalk" (Los Lobos)
"Bicycle Race" (Be Your Own Pet)
"'39" (Ingram Hill)
"Who Wants To Live Forever" (Breaking Benjamin)
"Killer Queen" (Sum 41)
"Fat Bottomed Girls" (Antigone Rising)
"Bohemian Rhapsody" (Constantine Maroulis with Las Vegas cast of "We Will Rock You")