Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic on rock legends Queen — fronted by the late, great Freddie Mercury, who passed away from AIDS complications in 1991 — is officially the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, currently raking in $164 million domestically and $540 million worldwide.
Since people flocked to see Queen in theaters, it was a no-brainer that the boys were gonna get the band back together and hit the road so fans can take them in live — and Houston will be one of those stops.
Starting next summer, original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor will travel the country, performing as Queen for The Rhapsody Tour. Joining them will be Adam Lambert, the flamboyant, American Idol runner-up who has stepped in as frontman on several occasions, including a run of 10 sold-out shows at MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas last September.
“Adam is a real gift from God," May said in a press release. "He’s a voice in a billion. Nobody has that range — nobody that I’ve ever worked with - and not just the range but the quality throughout the range. I’ve seen Adam develop just like I watched Freddie develop.”(Original bassist John Deacon will not going them for this tour, as he retired from the music industry in 1997.)
The 23-date arena/stadium tour will start on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Vancouver and end on Friday, August 2, in Charlotte. The Houston show will happen on Wednesday, July 24 at Toyota Center. Tickets will go on sale December 7.