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Iconic British rockers Queen and out frontman Adam Lambert have announced the band’s first Sin City residency, titled The Crown Jewels, at Park Theater at Park MGM, in September 2018.
The band first shared the news with the Twitterverse Monday morning on social media:
.@QueenWillRock + @adamlambert Announce Las Vegas Run this September! Full details @ https://t.co/bgPT1Yueqh pic.twitter.com/maU41Cjpd3
— Queen (@QueenWillRock) May 7, 2018
The royal rockers will hold court in the City of Entertainment for 10 performances from September 1 – 22 (September 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 21 and 22 at 8PM).
Members of both Queen and Adam Lambert’s Fan Clubs will be able to purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 8 at 10AM PT. QueenOnline.com subscribers will be sent pre-sale links and passwords.
Tickets on sale to the public Friday, May 11 at 10AM PT at www.ticketmaster.com (link not live until Friday).
You can be sure to expect thunderbolts and lightning, disco balls and all the massive Queen hits including “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Somebody To Love,” “Radio Ga Ga” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The musical alchemy between Lambert and Queen has been a magical ride since first sharing a stage for the American Idol finale in May 2009. Years later now, with 150 shows in their pocket, the potent power players are filling stadiums and festivals with an awe-inspiring show drawing across-the-board rave reviews.
When Queen and Lambert debuted the show last year, Billboard Magazine raved called the production, “a seamlessly executed Vegas assault — a just-right balance of kitsch, classic rock and ‘70s excess. It’s all there; the bombast, melodrama, the drum solos, the glitter, the great songs, a crazy light show, big power chords.”
More from the press:
“A master class in design, lighting and supreme musicianship. Long may Lambert and the Queen of now reign.” – News Corp Australia Network
“With fantastic players, a dazzling stage design, an almost unparalleled catalogue of classic songs, and an outstanding frontman, Queen still offer one of the most entertaining nights of rock and roll to be seen and heard anywhere.” – Daily Telegraph
Announcing this specially-crafted “The Crown Jewels” show, Queen’s Brian May said: “We’re ready to take on the ultimate challenge … to dazzle Vegas!!”
Band mate Roger Taylor concurred saying, “Looking forward to rocking the Strip,” singing the praises of “the audaciously and phenomenally talented Adam Lambert.”
Lambert gushed back: “I’m so excited to help share ‘The Crown Jewels’ with the Strip. You’ll be humming them all night!”
Check out Queen + Adam Lambert below rocking “Somebody To Love” during an appearance on X-Factor in 2014.
Lambert recently teamed up with out rocker Melissa Etheridge on her hit power-ballad, “I’m the Only One,” at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards:
Here’s some snaps of Lambert on tour with the legends themselves, Queen: