Adam Lambert, who got his start on American Idol, will join rock band Queen this summer for a North American Tour.


The announcement came this morning during an appearance by Lambert with original members Brian May and Roger Taylor on "Good Morning America". Queen and Lambert have teamed up many times before including a 2011 performance at the MTV European Music Awards, in 2012 the performed across Europe and had sold out three shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo. This will be the first North American tour for Queen with the "American Idol" finalist.

“I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” Lambert said in a press release. “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory; he's a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.”

"Let's rock those beautiful arenas just one more time,” Brian May added.

There are 19 shows on the tour which kicks off on June 19th and the United Center in Chicago. Tickets for the July 12th show at the Palace of Auburn Hills go on sale March 15th at 10 am.

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