Queen with Adam Lambert Concerts Still Planned

Queen and Adam Lambert
Although Sonisphere 2012 was canceled just two weeks before Queen and Adam Lambert were scheduled to perform, the collaboration between Lambert and the iconic group is still moving forward. Queen just announced Adam Lambert will perform together at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on July 11 and 12.

Queen also promised they will attempt to make sure anyone who had a ticket to the Knebworth concert will have “priority booking” for the just-announced concerts.

Per the official press release from the band’s spokesperson: “Queen acted immediately in looking for an alternative venue in an aim to avoid disappointing all those fans who had so desperately looked forward to seeing them at Knebworth. Coming in the lead into the Olympics, most of the venues they first approached were unavailable, being taken as official London Games 2012 venues. As the setting of some of the band’s best remembered concerts, the idea of returning to this historic Hammersmith venue really appealed to them.”

Brian May said, “Somehow this feels right – The Odeon is a big part of our history,
and its atmosphere is second to none. It’s the perfect place to acknowledge our faithful
fans, and will be a fitting return to our roots!”

Added Roger Taylor, “We had made up our minds to play in the UK this year, so play we
will ! Following the collapse of the Sonisphere organization we didn’t want to let down
all those people expecting to see us live!”

And Adam Lambert was quoted as saying: “I’m so thrilled that Queen found a way to
ensure that the fans will get to see this event this summer. I can’t wait to be in London
to perform with Queen for these incredibly special shows!”

Here’s the scoop on purchasing tickets:

“Tickets for Queen + Adam Lambert concerts at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday July 12 will first be available on a 24-hour presale to Queen Online
subscribers, Queen Fan Club members and Sonisphere ticket holders from 9am on Tuesday
April 17. Pre-sale details will be sent on to these communities separately via e-mail. General sales start Wednesday 18th April at 9am at http://www.hmvapollo.net and through Ticketmaster. Caller lines: . HMV Tickets 08432 221 0100 / Ticketmaster 08448 444 748. Tickets are priced at GBP65.00, GBP70.00 and GBP75.00 plus GBP6 booking fee on all prices. For tickets by post an additional charge will apply.”

Source: Queen