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Queen to tour with Adam Lambert sitting in for Freddie Mercury

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“Queen” is launching an arena tour—sort of. As almost anyone knows, the band’s true frontman, Freddie Mercury, died in 1991. For this tour, as first reported two years ago, he’ll be replaced by American Idol runner up Adam Lambert, which… yeah. As video of a recent performance shows, Lambert is certainly technically proficient (and fashion forward) enough to sing Mercury’s lines, but he does lack both a certain je ne sais quoi and a hearty Mercurial mustache. But that doesn’t seem to bother Queen’s remaining members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, who said in a press conference today that they’re ready to “ROCK those beautiful arenas JUST ONE MORE TIME.”

Dates for the ambitious and ethically ambiguous tour are below.

“Queen” tour 2014

June 19—United Center—Chicago, Illinois
June 21—MTS Centre—Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 23—Credit Union Centre—Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
June 24—Rexall Place—Edmonton, Alberta
June 26—Scotiabank Saddledome—Calgary, Alberta
June 28—Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena—Vancouver, British Columbia
July 1—SAP Center—San Jose, California
July 3—The Forum—Los Angeles, California
July5-6—The Joint—Las Vegas, Nevada
July 9—Toyota Center—Houston, Texas
July 10—American Airlines Center—Dallas, Texas
July 12—The Palace Of Auburn Hills—Detroit, Michigan
July 13—Air Canada Centre—Toronto, Ontario
July 14—Bell Centre—Montreal, Quebec
July 16—Wells Fargo Center—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 17—Madison Square Garden—New York, New York
July 19—Mohegan Sun Arena—Uncasville, Connecticut
July 20—Merriweather Post Pavilion—Washington, D.C.