Queen announce show with Adam Lambert

The band play the 3Arena in November

Queen announce show with Adam Lambert

Brian May of Queen and Adam Lambert live on stage. | Image: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

Queen return to Europe later this year to play 24 arena dates, which includes a stop off in Dublin. 

Brian May and Roger Taylor will be joined by American Idol alum Adam Lambert at the 3Arena on November 25th, with tickets from €87 including booking and facility fees.

VIP Packages - which include on-stage seating - will be available from €356. 

The performance marks the 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album to date, 'News of the World', from 1977, which yielded the immortal anthems We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions.

Taylor previously toured with Lambert on vocals, but insists the 2017 tour “will look entirely different" - just don't expect any new material.

"Production has really changed a lot, the things you can do now, you have a much broader palette, the technology has really come along," he said. "We don’t play to click track. It’s 100% live. We're planning on doing stuff we either haven't done before or haven't done for a long time.

"We started as an albums band, that's what we were. The fact that we had hits was just a by-product.”

Guitarist Brian May confirms Queen’s 2017 shows will have a more ambitious musical agenda. “The general public knows the hits, so you've got to cater for that,” he says, “but we can chuck in a few things that people really don't expect. We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around."

Adam Lambert, who came second on the eighth season of American Idol in 2009, welcomes the challenge of digging deeper into the band’s canon of classics.

“What people should know if they came to the shows a couple of years back, is obviously we will still be playing the big hit songs you know and love from Queen, but we thought it would be good to challenge ourselves a bit,” he explains. 

Queen played Slane Castle in 1986 with original frontman Freddie Mercury.