Roger Taylor Details Queen’s Upcoming Rhapsody Tour
Queen drummer Roger Taylor opened up about the band’s future plans for their ‘Rhapsody Tour’ during a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock. Apparently, the remaining band members are planning to add a few more dates and modify the setlist without eliminating the band’s iconic anthems.
As many of you might know, ‘The Rhapsody Tour‘ is an ongoing worldwide concert tour by Queen, featuring Adam Lambert as the lead singer. The tour was announced after the success of the biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ and Queen has been traveling all over the globe for the past two years.
The tour was put on hold much like every other public gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now its European dates are nearly sold out. The band will hit the road on 27 May 2022 with their first show at SSE Arena in Belfast and the last concert on 25 July 2022 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki.
Since Roger Taylor is embarking on a tour for 20 days to support his sixth solo record named ‘Outsider,’ the drummer gave an interview recently to speak about his plans both as a solo musician and with the band. Apparently, Taylor will take some time off to rest following his tour and then hit the road again with Queen for a much larger audience.
The drummer didn’t forget to give new details about the upcoming Queen tour and said they might come back to the United States for a few new dates since everything works incredibly well in the States somehow. In addition, Roger revealed that the band may consider making a few changes in their setlist without touching the all-time classics that their fans love to hear.
Furthermore, the rocker said that every member of the band, including lead guitarist Brian May and frontman Adam Lambert, are incredibly excited to meet their fans once again after such a long time, since their last concert date was on 29 February 2020.
During the interview, Taylor said:
“After my solo tour, I’ll take a rest. Then we have a big Queen tour next year. The mothership goes out, and I can’t wait. It’s Europe. We’d love to come back to the States because it’s so great. It works so well there, and everything is easier to organize. We’re out in May, June, and July all over Europe. We’re going to do 10 big nights in London. Maybe 11. We’re looking forward to it. Brian and I are really looking forward to it. I know Adam is too. That’s our next major outing. But we’d love to come to America.
We have a great new production that we took out to Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. I think we’re going to continue with that actual production, although the setlist might change. In light of what’s happened, we’re going to definitely rethink the setlist. But the old monumental anthems will be in there.”
It is clear that Queen fans cannot wait to see them perform once again which is evident from the ticket sales. The only concern about the upcoming dates is whether they will be rescheduled again since several bands have decided to do so after the positive coronavirus cases within their crew.