Queen + Paul Rodgers tour 2008 de datums

Hierbij de officiele press release over de aankomende tournee…

792fbe62b07e55e902122b6c891d3237Q+PR 2008 Tour Press Release / Dates

Queen + Paul Rodgers Rock The Cosmos 2008 Concert Tour
Well, at least UK, Northern Eurasia, Central, Southern and Eastern Europe

With highly anticipated return to Latin America expected to follow.
Tour heralds in first new Queen studio album in 13 Years

With a new album in the pipeline – the first new studio album to carry the Queen name since the Freddie Mercury sessions – Queen is heading back on the road for a four-month tour, once again in the company of musician/singer/songwriter Paul Rodgers who joined the band for the highly successful 2005/2006 world tour, the European leg of which ended with the band’s spectacular London Hyde Park open air concert before going on to play the US and Japan.

In all, the band’s tour was attended by more than a million people.

Together Brian May, Roger Taylor and Paul Rodgers have recorded their first album’s worth of material, jointly written and produced. With the title yet to be disclosed, the album is being readied for release September 1, two weeks ahead of the start of the tour.

The Queen + Paul Rodgers 28-date arena tour will take in 14 countries in just seven weeks, and take the band to Northern Eurasia, Central and Southern Europe, and the UK, and is expected to wind up at the end of the year with the band’s highly anticipated return to South America, the setting of some of its most historic tours in the early 80’s.

Queen’s historic Latin America dates set new world records for the numbers of the audiences it attracted. At the 1985 Rock in Rio concert the band played to an unheard of audience of 300,000 and was watched on television by nearly 200 million people throughout the South American continent.

The 2008 tour kicks off mid-September in Russia with two dates at Moscow’s SCO Olympic Arena, moves on into Poland for a massive free concert at the historic Gdansk Shipyard, and then follows a path through Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands before arriving in the UK early October for 6 dates including London’s 02 Arena on October 13.

The UK dates see the band additionally play Nottingham, Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham with a final UK date at Liverpool Arena on October 18 before continuing on to Spain, Hungary, Serbia, Czech Republic and Austria for seven further dates.

Tracks on the new Queen + Paul Rodgers album will include ‘Say It’s Not True’, previously released at the end of last year by Queen + Paul Rodgers as a special World Aids Day download for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 HIV AIDS charity , plus a ‘first’ for a Queen album – a cover version. The remaining tracks are all newly written by May, Taylor and Rodgers during the late 2007/early 2008 recording sessions.

One of these tracks, C-lebrity, will receive a sneak preview when the band make a by-demand return to the UK’s ITV Al Murray’s Happy Hour for the final show on April 4.

Queen’s last studio album release was “Made In Heaven” released in November 1995 containing the last recordings with Freddie. The album became the band’s biggest selling studio album, with world sales in excess of 20 million.

Queen’s “Greatest Hits 1” album has achieved the distinction of being the UK’s biggest selling album of all time, having sold a staggering 5,407,587 copies in Britain alone (source: VH1/The Official UK Charts Company. November 2006).

Paul Rodgers’ voice is one of rock’s platinum assets and as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter as front man of Free and Bad Company and as a solo artist he has written, produced and recorded some of radios biggest hits.

Between them, Queen and Paul Rodgers have released more than 50 albums during their long careers and sold in excess of a staggering 300 million records.

Tickets for all UK dates will go on sale at venue box offices and usual ticket agents from Saturday April 5.

Official UK tour hotline: 08700 11 26 26

Pre-registration tickets available from Wednesday April 2 at

UK ticket prices: £49.40, £39.50 (check venues).
A Phil McIntyre Entertainment Tour.

The Cosmos Rocks over Europe at:

Tuesday 16 September     Moscow SCO Olympic Arena RUSSIA
Wednesday 17 September     Moscow SCO Olympic Arena RUSSIA
Saturday 20 September     Gdansk Shipyard POLAND   
Sunday 21 September     Berlin Velodrom GERMANY   
Tuesday 23 September     Antwerp Sportspaleis BELGIUM
Wednesday 24 September     Paris Bercy FRANCE
Friday 26 September     Rome Palalottomatica ITALY
Sunday 28 September     Verona Arena ITALY
Monday 29 September     Zurich Hallenstadion SWITZERLAND
Wednesday 1 October     Munich Olympiahalle GERMANY
Thursday 2 October     Mannheim SAP Arena GERMANY
Saturday 4 October     Hannover TUI Arena GERMANY
Sunday 5 October     Hamburg Color Line Arena GERMANY
Tuesday 7 October     Rotterdam Ahoy NETHERLANDS

Friday 10 October     Nottingham Arena
Saturday 11 October     Glasgow SE&CC
Monday 13 October     London 02
Tuesday 14 October     Cardiff Arena
Thursday 16 October     Birmingham NIA
Saturday 18 October     Liverpool Arena

Wednesday 22 October     Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi SPAIN
Friday 24 October     Murcia Estadio Municipal SPAIN
Saturday 25 October     Madrid Palacio de Deportes SPAIN
Tuesday 28 October     Budapest Sportarena, HUNGARY
Wednesday 29 October     Belgrade Arena SERBIA
Friday 31 October     Prague 02 Arena CZECH REPUBLIC
Saturday 1 November     Vienna Stadthalle AUSTRIA

Maar wat nog niet officieel is maar volgens Wegotit er zeker van gaat komen is een concert in Dubai en een tournee in Zuid Amerika.

Voor de volledigheid…
14 november 2008             Dubai, Racecourse    Dubai         
November- December        Tournee door Zuid Amerika
30 november 2008             Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana strand (capaciteit 1.000.000).

En hopelijk komen de heren nog een keer ergens in Nederland, kaartverkoop in Nederland zal starten op  5 april a.s. en de prijzen zijn..

  • staanplaatsen in de Arena €63,50 euro inclusief servicekosten
  • zitplaatsen 1e ring €73,50 euro inclusief servicekosten)
  • rolstoel/begeleidersplaats €73,50 euro inclusief servicekosten

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