Some of rock's greatest anthems are to be heard performed live again across America after more than 20 years, as rock legends QUEEN, now joined forces with Paul Rodgers, singer and songwriter of BAD COMPANY/FREE fame, announce they are to play a 23-date tour of the USA and Canada this coming spring.
The tour announcement comes only a matter of weeks after QUEEN and Rodgers ignited sold out box office and strong media attention with two showcase performances at Meadowlands, NJ, and the Hollywood Bowl on a stop-off along the way to their recent sold out Japanese tour.
Away from the North America concert circuit for more than two decades — an enforced retirement brought on by the tragic loss of lead singer Freddie Mercury — QUEEN with Rodgers will launch into their coast-to-coast tour Friday March 3 in Miami, Fl at the American Airlines Arena.
Spending six weeks on U.S. soil, the band will closely re-route it's triumphant '82 North American tour, bringing it back to the QUEEN heartlands: Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, among other US cities, plus Canadian stops in Toronto and Vancouver, where the tour winds up on April 13, 2006.
Tickets for these much-anticipated shows go on sale earliest December 3 with on sales across the country at different dates up until December 17.
Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster with a Special Presale starting November 30th at www.queenpluspaulrodgers.com, www.queenonline.com, or www.paulrodgers.com.
For the spring 2006 tour dates Brian May (guitar & vocals), Roger Taylor (drums & vocals) and Paul Rodgers (vocals, guitar & piano) are joined by Danny Miranda (ex-BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) on bass, Jamie Moses (former BRIAN MAY band member) on second guitar, and Spike Edney (longtime QUEEN sideman) on keyboards. (QUEEN bassist John Deacon has retired from touring.)
QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS North American tour 2006:
Mar. 03 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Mar. 05 - Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Coliseum
Mar. 07 - Duluth, GA @ Gwinett Center
Mar. 09 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
Mar. 10 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Mar. 12 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Mar. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Spectrum
Mar. 16 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Mar. 17 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
Mar. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
Mar. 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 23 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Mar. 24 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace at Auburn Hills
Mar. 26 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Mar. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
Mar. 31 - Glendale, AZ @ Glendale Arena
Apr. 01 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
Apr. 03 - Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond
Apr. 05 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
Apr. 07 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden
Apr. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Apr. 11 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
Apr. 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum