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Queen & Adam Lambert Reschedule European Rhapsody Tour: See New Dates

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Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen perform onstage during the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park on Sept. 28, 2019 in New York City.

On Tuesday (March 31), Queen and Adam Lambert announced that the upcoming European leg of the Rhapsody Tour would be postponed until next year thanks to the continued spread of the coronavirus throughout the world.

The band's tour was set to start May 24 in Italy, stretching through the summer and ending July 7-8 with two shows in Madrid. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group is rescheduling all of their dates to the summer of 2021, where all tickets sold will be valid for their corresponding rescheduled dates.

In a statement, Brian May expressed the difficulty of the situation, but added that he was glad to see that fans would still get to see the show they paid for, just one year later. "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," he said. "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!”

Roger Stone called the decision "devastating," "boringly frustrating" and "scary and upsetting" in his statement, but added that the best thing fans can do now is "pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down [and] start all over again!"

Lambert similarly stated that he was sad to see the tour rescheduled, but reiterated the importance of everyone's safety. "I am very disappointed that we won’t be touring Europe as planned, but we have to look after each other and put everyone’s health first," he said. "Look forward to getting out there when it’s safe.”

Check out the full list of rescheduled tour dates for Queen and Adam Lambert's 2021 Rhapsody tour below:

Bologna, Unipol Arena – May 23, 2021
Paris, AccorHotels Arena – May 26, 2021
Antwerp, Sportspalais – May 27,  2021
Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome – May 29 & 30, 2021
London, The O2 – June 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 16, 17, 19, 20, 2021
Manchester, Manchester Arena – June 10 & 11, 2021
Birmingham, Utilita Arena – June 13 & 14, 2021
Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena – June 24, 2021
Cologne, Lanxess Arena – June 26, 2021
Zurich, Hallenstadion – June 28, 2021
Munich, Olympiahalle – June 29, 2021
Copenhagen, Royal Arena – July 1 & 2, 2021
Madrid, WiZink Center — July 6 & 7, 2021

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