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Queen, Adam Lambert To Launch North American Tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Queen and Adam Lambert are launching a six-week North American tour following the release of the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Live Nation announced the 23-date tour Monday. It will feature original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor with Adam Lambert singing lead. It will kick off in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 10. It will end in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 23. Other venues include Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.

"Queen And Adam Lambert" Press Conference
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Members of the music group Queen Roger Taylor (L) and Brian May (R) with Adam Lambert (C) attend the "Queen And Adam Lambert" press conference at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Tickets for the "Rhapsody" tour will go on sale on Dec. 7.

Lambert says they have been "designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!" He first shared the stage with Queen during the 2009 "American Idol" finale.

The tour follows the group's September run in Las Vegas.

Brian May (R) of the British rock band Queen and the US singer Adam Lambert perform during the Rock in Rio music festival on its opening day in Rio de Janeiro on September 19, 2015. The festival is on its 30th anniversary and will run for two weekends. AFP PHOTO/ CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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