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QUEEN + Adam Lambert confirmed!

 

We are proud to announce that one of the biggest and most legendary bands in rock history, Queen, fronted by sensational new vocalist Adam Lambert, will be performing at the Sweden Rock Festival next year!

 

It has been more than 10 years since Queen last visited Sweden, playing a sold out show at the Stockholm Globe Arena. Still, they have remained in the public eye and perhaps even built on their popularity since then. Their musical "We Will Rock You" enjoyed tremendous success in Stockholm in 2010, Queen's music is continuously played on radio and television and just this past spring a Queen tribute show toured Sweden, selling thousands of tickets for each performance date.

 

This summer, Queen's Swedish fans finally have a chance to hear and see Her Majesty in the flesh again!

 

"This is definitely one of the largest bookings in the history of our festival," says Martin Forssman, Promotor at Sweden Rock Festival.

 

"For a band of this magnitude, that haven't been to Sweden in so long, to do their only concert on Sweden Rock Festival, feels fantastic. They will bring a large production, and play all of their famous songs, so it's really rigged to become a magical evening."

 

Queen + Adam Lambert

The last few years, original Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, have teamed up with vocalist Adam Lambert, and spent the last few years selling out arenas across the world as Queen + Adam Lambert. 

 

Having first appeared together on the 2009 American Idol finale, followed with a performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Adam Lambert soon became a fixture with Queen, and with the band performed several big concerts and television performances in 2012 and 2013, followed by a fully sold out 24 date US tour in 2014 at the end of which Queen + Adam Lambert received the Band of the Year accolade at the 10th annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards as well as being voted Best Live Band of the Year in Ultimate Classic Rock's year round up reader's poll.

 

Queen + Adam Lambert closed 2014 in spectacular style when they were invited to perform an exclusive concert on New Year's Eve from London, close to the iconic landmark of Big Ben, for a live broadcast on BBC One TV.  "Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big Ben Live" took place in the build up to the clock striking midnight to see in 2015 and continued after the spectacular, world famous fireworks display along the river Thames. The special was seen by a peak of 12 million people.

 

Early 2015 saw the band return to concerts with 26 sold out shows in 10 countries throughout the UK and Europe taking their critically acclaimed show to France, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Poland. When the band ended their European tour on 27 February 2015 in Sheffield, UK, they had notched up 67 sold out concert dates across the world in less than a year drawing universally rave reviews: "Queen and Adam Lambert delivered just over two hours of pure sensation straight into the nerves and bones of anyone fortunate enough to witness it. Freddie may be gone, but he would surely approve." (Brisbane Times) "Did they rock us? Oh YES!" (New York Daily News).

 

More recently, invited back to Brazil's Rock in Rio festival to headline the September 18, 2015 opening night thirty years after Queen performed the opening and closing at the inaugural festival event in 1985, Queen + Adam Lambert made the most of their passage to the Southern Hemisphere and booked a six date tour of three Latin countries: Brazil, Argentina and Chile, playing stadiums and arenas. The tour sold out in record time and Queen - fronted this time by Lambert - made a triumphant return to the continent which in the 80's provided them with their biggest concert audiences ever reached: their two 1985 Rock in Rio performances drew a total audience of more than half a million people, the largest paid audience in history.

 

On Thursday, June 9th they are returning to Sweden for the first time in more than 11 years!

 

Queen:

In a career spanning over 40 years Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none.  Record sales in the hundreds of millions of units, including an unprecedented string of number one albums and top-charting singles that continue to put Queen in the top ten of all-time iTunes sales, plus seven Ivor Novello Awards, an MTV Global Icon Award, two songs enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame -  "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" - which also remain the most played songs at sports events and arenas around the world, make Queen one of rock's most honoured bands. Queen has also achieved the distinction of becoming the first artist ever to sell over six million copies of an album in the UK with their Greatest Hits album, which also achieved the record of over 1,422 weeks on the British album chart.  The statistics show a staggering one in three British households now own a copy of the band's original Greatest Hits collection, originally released at the end of October 1981.  Even with the tragic loss of their uniquely talented singer Freddie Mercury, Queen remain one of the most revered bands in rock history, able to claim one of the most enduring song catalogues of all time, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Another One Bites the Dust", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Radio Ga Ga", "Killer Queen", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Bicycle Race", songs that form the backdrop to the lives of generations of fans across all ages. With their sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, and colossal spectacle of their live performances, Queen - Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and John Deacon - captured hearts and conquered charts like no other band in history, a legacy that continues to live through the ongoing work and concert performances by May and Taylor, now joined by Adam Lambert. 

 

Adam Lambert:

Adam Lambert's debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and a worldwide smash hit with 'Whataya Want From Me'. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. In 2013, Adam appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE and as a featured vocalist on Avicii's album 'True'. Adam released his highly anticipated third album, 'The Original High' this summer, it entered the worldwide chart at number 3, and took his overall worldwide sales to over 2.5 million. The Single 'Ghost Town' has had over 100 million streams worldwide including 37 million views of the video. He has just announced his brand new single "Another Lonely Night".

 

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