November 29, 2005

Revamped Queen plans N. American tour

By Ray Bennett

LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - British Rock band Queen, with
Paul Rodgers subbing for late singer Freddie Mercury, said
Tuesday it will begin a six-week tour of North America on March
3 in Miami.

Rodgers, former lead singer with Bad Company and Free,
joined Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor
onstage for the first time in the U.K. last fall and they have
toured together in Europe and Japan, billed as Queen + Paul
Rodgers. They played stopover gigs in New Jersey and Los
Angeles earlier this year. (Queen bassist John Deacon has
retired from touring.)

The tour, which features video footage of Mercury, who died
of AIDS in 1991, will include three dates in California: San
Diego (April 1), Anaheim (April 3) and San Jose (April 5), and
will wrap April 13 in Vancouver, B.C.

Here are the dates:

March 3 -- Miami, Fl, American Airlines Arena

March 5 -- Jacksonville, Fl, Veterans Coliseum

March 7 -- Duluth, GA, Gwinett Center

March 9 -- Washington, DC, MCI Center

March 10 -- Worcester, MA, DCU Center

March 12 -- Uniondale, NY, Nassau Coliseum

March 14 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wachovia Spectrum

March 16 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Center

March 17 -- Buffalo, NY, HSBC Arena

March 20 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Mellon Arena

March 21 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena

March 23 -- Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena

March 24 -- Auburn Hills, MI, Palace at Auburn Hills

March 26 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center

March 27 -- Milwaukee, WI, Bradley Center

March 31 -- Glendale, AZ, Glendale Arena

April 1 -- San Diego, CA, Cox Arena

April 3 -- Anaheim, CA, Arrowhead Pond

April 5 -- San Jose, CA, HP Pavilion

April 7 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden

April 10 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena

April 11 -- Portland, OR, Rose Garden

April 13 -- Vancouver, B.C., Pacific Coliseum

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter