Queen + Adam Lambert Lead Hot Tours Recap With Australian Shows
Adam Lambert and Brian May perform with Queen at Qudos Bank Arena on Feb. 21, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.
With two performances at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, Queen + Adam Lambert earns the top ranking on the latest weekly slate of Hot Tours (see list, below) with a $3.3 million gross. The band played the arena on Feb. 21 and 22, the second stop on a trek through Australia and New Zealand that recently wrapped on March 6. Produced by Melbourne-based promoter TEG Dainty, the Oceania leg of the group’s 2017-2018 tour covered six markets beginning with Auckland on Feb. 17 followed by the Sydney shows and dates in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.
The iconic band launched its tour last summer in North America, kicking off in Phoenix on June 23. The 25-city run continued through early August and grossed $30 million from more than 300,000 sold tickets at 26 concerts, according to sales figures reported by promoter Live Nation. A European leg through 23 cities followed in November and December, and Queen will return to the continent for a second leg this summer before its finale in Dublin on July 8.
HOT TOURS – MARCH 6, 2018
Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Feb. 27-March 5