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Queen + Adam Lambert to play UK and Europe in the New Year

Following recent sold-out World dates Queen + Adam Lambert to play 21 shows in Europe

Including seven UK concerts

Tickets on sale beginning Friday 3 October 

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT today announced they are to play an extensive tour of the UK and Europe early in the New Year.

In what is certain to be among next year’s most sought out music events, Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a six-week long set of dates across Europe beginning mid January.

Having only earlier this month wound down a sold out world tour taking in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and outdoor festival stops in Korea and Japan, Queen + Adam Lambert are sparing no time in taking their critically-hailed partnership back on the road.

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Coming two years after May, Taylor and Lambert last performed a short tour together of the UK and Europe, this lengthier outing will see Queen  + Adam Lambert perform 21 shows in 10 countries. The band’s tour opens in the UK at Newcastle Arena on January 13 and will see the band play a total of seven shows across the UK including London’s O2 Arena. The tour then takes in France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, and Czech Republic and ends February 19 in Switzerland at Zurich’s Hallenstadion.

Tickets for the UK shows will go on sale from 9.00am this coming Friday, 3rd October.  All other concerts across Europe are on sale same time excepting Germany where sales begin the following day, Saturday October 4. Tickets available from venues and usual outlets.

Reaction to the dates is expected to equal that seen at the announcement of their US shows where an on-sale rush for tickets saw the band sell out 24 dates in record time. Queen and Lambert matched the expectations, winning glowing reviews from fans and critics alike:

“Guaranteed to blow your mind, indeed”. (Entertainment Weekly)

“We were rocked, Queen is still the champion, and Lambert is a skilled voice to ensure that their music will remain live for a generation of fans”. (VH1)

“Rejuvenated Queen reigns supreme. Bow down fans, your new Queen is worthy of your love and devotion”. (Edmonton Journal, Canada)

“Queen guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and newcomer Adam Lambert blew the roof off in an energetic rock extravaganza which pulled no punches. Their extraordinary musical talent showed no signs of waning”. (The Daily Telegraph, Sydney).

“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).

Queen first teamed up with Adam Lambert in 2009 to perform the band’s rock anthem “We Are the Champions” on “American Idol’s” season’s eight finale. Lambert and Queen partnered again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast. In the summer of 2012 they performed their first live concerts together with three sold-out shows in the UK at London’s Hammersmith Apollo as well as concert appearances in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

A further one-off performance together at the IHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September at which they effectively stole the show triggered a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house.  With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

Now the winning combination of Queen + Adam Lambert follows with what will surely be an equally triumphant tour of the UK and Europe. And Lambert is keen to alert fans of the show changes that can be expected.

“On the technical side, it’s definitely more of a production than two years ago,” he says. “We’ve had a lot more cities to visit and so I think we all decided to build up the visuals and the stage accordingly, and of course we do all the hits.”“We have a very interesting set design,” says Brian May. “It’s big and daring. We’re going to do it to the max.” he says. “Each time we’ve worked with Adam with our music, he’s just the most incredible front man,” Roger Taylor says. “He’s sensational. He has this amazing range, ’cause Freddie had a great range. Adam can really cover it. He’s an extraordinary singer and a real talent. I feel he fits into our sort of theatricality. It is very comfortable.”

As for the future, it would seem the Queen  + Adam Lambert partnership is likely, for now, to remain limited to their live collaborations. Lambert is currently in the final stages of writing and recording his third album. May and Taylor are getting ready their forthcoming album, Queen Forever, a new compilation set which includes previously unreleased material recorded with Freddie Mercury, released November 10.

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, continue to put Queen in the top ten of all-time iTunes sales. Earlier this year Queen were officially recognized as the first artist ever to sell over six million copies of an album in the UK with their Greatest Hits album, beating out even the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper by close on a million copies, pointing to the astonishing fact that at least one in three British households now own a copy of the band’s original Greatest Hits collection.

Adam Lambert’s stunning performances on the eighth season of American Idol are still widely regarded as some of the most riveting moments in the show’s history. His debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. His subsequent tour took Lambert from Australia to South Africa, throughout Asia and Eastern Europe and culminated in a sold-out arena show in Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Lambert appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE.  He is currently in the final stages of writing and recording his third album.

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT – UK and EUROPE TOUR DATES 2015

Tue 13 January            NEWCASTLE Arena

Wed 14 January          GLASGOW Hydro

Sat 17 January             LONDON O2 Arena

Tue 20 January            LEEDS Arena

Wed 21 January          MANCHESTER Arena

Friday 23 January        BIRMINGHAM NIA

Sat 24 January             NOTTINGHAM Arena

Mon 26 January          PARIS Zenith

Thu 29 January            COLOGNE Lanxess Arena

Fri 30 January             AMSTERDAM, Ziggo Dome

Sun 1 February           VIENNA Stadhalle

Mon 2 February          MUNICH Olympiahalle

Wed 4 February          BERLIN O2

Thu 5 February            HAMBURG O2

Sat 7 February             FRANKFURT Festhalle

Sun 8 February            BRUSSELS Palais 12

Tue 10 February          MILAN Forum

Fri 13 February           STUTTGART Schleyerhalle

Sun 15 February          HERNING Jyske Bank Boxen

Tue 17 February          PRAGUE O2

Thu 19February           ZURICH Hallenstadion

2014 – 2015 FLEETWOOD MAC TOUR DATES

FLEETWOOD MAC ANNOUNCES 28 ADDITIONAL DATES OF THEIR PHENOMENALLY SUCCESSFUL ON WITH THE SHOW TOUR
The Start of 2nd Leg Will Begin 1/16/15 In St. Paul, Minn.
Rock legends Fleetwood Mac who performed two sold out Madison Square Garden Shows earlier this week have confirmed that they will be adding at least 28 more dates to their already scheduled 40 city ‘On With The Show’ Tour… The announcement was made during the band’s live performance this morning on NBC’s Today show where The Mac performed for thousands of adoring fans.  The second leg of the tour will begin on January 16th in St. Paul, Minnesota.
American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday October 13th at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, October 19th at 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the majority of these shows will go on sale October 20th through the Live Nation mobile app, at livenation.com or ticketmaster.com. For further information and on sale dates, please go to FLEETWOODMAC.com. A list of already announced dates and additional shows follows this release.
Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with their five star lineup including the returning songbird Christine McVie who rejoined the band following an 16 year absence.

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dodge, Gas Monkey Garage owner Richard Rawlings and Mötley Crüe are inviting all Charger, Challenger and Viper owners to the ultimate party and owners’ experience, the “Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey” car show and concert. The Nov. 1 event at Gas Monkey Live, a new state-of-the-art second Gas Monkey music venue in Dallas, culminates in an exclusive performance by the iconic rock band Mötley Crüe, mid-way through their All Bad Things Must End “Final Tour” of large arenas across North America.

Owners of any classic or newer model Dodge Charger, Challenger and Viper are invited to register at http://www.dodgerocksgasmonkey.com to show off their vehicles at this one-and-only car show and concert. The event is free, as the $100 vehicle deposit due at registration will be refunded on site. The car show package includes up to two general admission passes to the event and concert at what most likely is the most intimate venue Mötley Crüe has played in decades.

“Motley Crue, Richard Rawlings, Gas Monkey Live and Dodge muscle cars are all awesome by themselves,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge and SRT Brands and Head of Fleet Operations, Chrysler Group LLC. “Put all four together with a full day celebration of Dodge’s 100th anniversary and you’ve got an event that will not only make the Dodge brothers proud, but also will be something that Dodge enthusiasts talk about for years. ‘Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey’ is a not-to-miss opportunity to help kick start Dodge’s next 100 years.”

At the car show, Dodge will show the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – the fastest, most powerful sedan in the world, with an NHRA-certified quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.0 seconds – and the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the fastest and most powerful muscle car ever. Both have a 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V-8 engine. Additional Dodge and SRT vehicles, such as the 2015 Challenger Scat Pack, Charger R/T, Dart GT, Durango R/T and Viper GTS, also will be on display.

‘Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey’ Details
Gates open for the “Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey” car show and concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Gas Monkey Live, 10110 Technology Blvd. W., in Dallas. The car show begins at 4 p.m. and the Mötley Crüe concert, featuring Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars, begins at 9 p.m.

Activities leading up to the Mötley Crüe concert include rides in Dodge Viper drift cars, Dodge Hellcat Thrill Rides, full-size Dodge Charger and Challenger simulators where participants can test their driving skills in a fun and safe environment, a local cover band, and airbrushed Dodge and real Hart and Huntington tattoos. Food and beverages are available for purchase. All attendees (drivers and passengers) must be 21 years or older and show valid driver’s licenses or state-issued IDs for entry. Participating vehicles must be licensed, street legal, have current auto insurance and be driven, not towed, to the show. Additional “Dodge Rocks Gas Monkey” event information is available at www.dodgerocksgasmonkey.com.

After first using Motley Crue’s hit single “Kickstart My Heart” in three 30-second commercials for the Charger and Challenger (www.youtube.com/dodge), Dodge partnered with the band earlier this year to present Motley Crue’s “The Final Tour” which kicked off in North America July 2 and runs through Nov. 22 before the tour continues overseas in 2015.

About Richard Rawlings
Richard Rawlings is the star of The Discovery Channel’s international hit series “Fast N’ Loud.” In each episode, motor mastermind Rawlings searches the far flung corners of Texas and surrounding states for forgotten and derelict classic cars to buy and restore at his Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas. Working day and night, he turns the cars into a bad ass ride and takes them to auction.

Aside from his garage and television show, Rawlings is a savvy business man, turning the Gas Monkey Garage into a full-fledged brand, branching out into merchandise and becoming a social media maverick, boasting more than 2 million Facebook likes, 3.4 million YouTube views and 275,000-plus Twitter followers. He also is a restaurateur and owns the wildly successful Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill, which opened a second location in spring 2014. This new venture, Gas Monkey Live, is a state-of-the art music venue across the street from Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill.

About Mötley Crüe
Hailing from Los Angeles, the quartet — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — has commandeered the rock pantheon for more than 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multiplatinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, “The Dirt”) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Mötley Crüe was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment, reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee’s drum roller coasters. In January 2014 the band announced their “Final Tour,” presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation, which will run through 2015 and span major cities across the globe. They also announced their bestselling biography, “The Dirt,” being made into a movie directed by Jeff Tremaine and anticipated to be hitting theaters in 2015.

About Dodge
The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year as America’s mainstream performance brand, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every single model it offers. The consolidated Dodge and SRT brands will offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge will be the “mainstream performance” brand within the Chrysler showroom. SRT will be positioned as the “ultimate performance” halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and
balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.

From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand’s full lineup of 2015 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2015 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the 2015 Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the new
Crossroad model, and Dodge Viper.