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Queen, Adam Lambert returning to Phoenix area on North American tour

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PHOENIX – Summer will be a little hotter in metro Phoenix next year, when original Queen bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor hit the stage with Adam Lambert again.

The 23-city Rhapsody Tour will play Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena on July 16. Showtime was set for 8 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at LiveNation.

Phoenix is the fourth city on the list this time. The group opened its 2017 tour in the Valley.

The tour gets started in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 10. Shows close to Phoenix were scheduled in San Jose, California, on July 14 and Los Angeles on July 19.

The group finished a three-week stay in Las Vegas in September.

Lambert said they have been “designing a brand new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!”

Queen’s big hits include, “We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “We Will Rock You,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “Killer Queen.”

Lambert first shared the stage with Queen during the 2009 “American Idol” final.

Since then, he has stepped into the lead singer role once filled by Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991.

The story of Mercury’s life, musicianship and showmanship has been raking in big bucks at the box office in the biographical musical, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The film, starring Rami Malek, passed the $500 million mark worldwide over the weekend.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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