Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 19. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will come together for the first time in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more. The 19-date tour wraps Sunday, July 20 in Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, their only outdoor summer concert. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

Queen + Adam Lambert Announce Summer Tour

Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, March 14 through the Live Nation mobile app and at Livenation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 10 at 10:00 AM local time in the USA and Tuesday, March 11 at 10:00 AM local time in Canada.

Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and  Brian to take the show on the road.  Rolling Stone said, "Lambert astounded the audience on songs like 'We Will Rock You' and the closing 'We Are The Champions' and 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'.  It was the most anticipated act of the night." Billboard claimed, "…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to" and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, "Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house.  With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band's music to new heights."

The threesome first shared the stage during American Idol in May 2009 for a performance of "We Are The Champions." They teamed up again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland for an electrifying eight-minute finale of "The Show Must Go On," "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" and in the summer of 2012, Lambert performed a series of shows with Queen across Europe as well as dates in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.  They also performed three sold-out gigs at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

"Let's ROCK those beautiful arenas JUST ONE MORE TIME!" said Brian May. "I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon," added Lambert. "The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory; he's a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display."

In a career spanning over 40 years Queen has amassed a staggering list of sales, awards, and hall of fame inductions that is second to none.  Record sales in the hundreds of millions of units, including an unprecedented string of number one albums and top-charting singles that continue to put Queen in the top ten of all-time iTunes sales, seven Ivor Novello Awards, an MTV Global Icon Award, two songs enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame -  "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" – which also remain the most played songs at sports events and arenas around the world, and, as if to qualify all of hyperbole, just last month Queen received the accolade of becoming the first artist ever to sell over six million copies of an album in the UK - beating out even the Beatles' Sgt Pepper by close to a million copies - with their Greatest Hits album, which also achieved the record of over 1,422 weeks on the British album chart.  The statistics show a staggering one in three British households now own a copy of the iconic act's original Greatest Hits collection.  Even with the tragic loss of their uniquely talented singer Freddie Mercury, Queen remain one of the most revered bands in rock and pop history, able to claim one of the most enduring song catalogues of all time. Just think: "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Another One Bites the Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Radio Ga Ga," "Killer Queen," "Fat Bottomed Girls," "Bicycle Race," songs that form the backdrop to the lives of generations of fans across all ages. With their sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality,  and colossal spectacle of their live performances, Queen – Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and John Deacon - captured hearts and conquered charts like no other band in history, a legacy that continues to live through the ongoing work and concert performances by May and Taylor. Their musical We Will Rock You, co-created with writer Ben Elton, is approaching its 12th year on stage in London's West End and is currently touring North America.

Adam Lambert's stunning performances on the eighth season of American Idol are still widely regarded as some of the most riveting moments in the show's history. His debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The subsequent tour took Lambert from Australia to South Africa, throughout Asia and Eastern Europe and culminated in a sold-out arena show in Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, Lambert appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE. He is currently writing and recording for his third album, which will be released this year.

TOUR DATES *All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.

6/19 Chicago, IL United Center
6/21 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
6/23 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
6/24 Edmonton, ON Rexall Place
6/26 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
6/28 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/1 San Jose, CA SAP Center
7/3 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
7/5 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
7/6 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
7/9 Houston, TX Toyota Center
7/10 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
7/12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
7/14 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
7/16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
7/17 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
7/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
7/20 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion

After more than three decades together, iconic rock 'n' roll band MOTLEY CRUE announced today The Final Tour and the band's ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles. Celebrating the announcement of The Final Tour, the band will perform on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" TONIGHT and will appear on "CBS This Morning" TOMORROW MORNING.

Motley Crue

With more than 80 million albums sold, Motley Crue has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 Motley Crue-branded items, sold in more than 30 countries. Motley Crue has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different. Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart-topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. "When it comes to putting together a new show, we always push the envelope and that's part of Motley Crue's legacy," explains Nikki Sixx (bass). "As far as letting on to what we're doing, that would be like finding out what you're getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we'd like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour."

The Final Tour, presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation, will kick off in North America on July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich. and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015. To Live Nation, MOTLEY CRUE tours are not only box office successes but artistically their shows have set the bar for production and entertainment value. "There's no arguing that Motley Crue have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock 'n' roll," says Rick Franks, Live Nation's regional president of North America concerts. "But behind all those notorious stories is a legendary rock band that has revolutionized heavy metal and created some of the biggest hits in music history. They are a hugely successful global brand and a touring powerhouse. Everyone at Live Nation has a tremendous amount of respect for these hard working and extremely talented gentlemen. The music industry will never have another Motley Crue."

The Dodge Brothers were a notorious duo, so it seemed only natural to partner with the World's Most Notorious Rock Band. "Whenever I talk to people about Motley Crue, the common thread is how cool and relevant the band remains, even after 33 years," said Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "This irreverent 'staying power' resonates deeply with the Dodge brand as we turn the corner on our 100-year anniversary. What better way to celebrate the band's final tour and the 25th anniversary of Kickstart My Heart than to do it together?"

Fans can look forward to very special guest ALICE COOPER joining Motley Crue for an incredible package; Alice invented the rock 'n' roll genre and Motley Crue put steroids in it! "Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days," said Alice. "Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that's to blow the audience away. That's exactly how we do it. Putting Motley Crue and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really NEEDS. We're going to go out there and tear it up, and I can't wait to see Motley on stage. Motley Crue and Alice Cooper—a match made in...Armageddon?"

As documented in the Cessation Of Touring Agreement the band signed at the press conference today, the band will not tour after this final tour. Band attorney Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law explains: "Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is mutual among all four original members and a peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement." Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy two-year touring cycle.

Tommy Lee (drums) explains: "Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big f*** bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members! Our job here is done!!!" Of the band's tumultuous history, Mick Mars (guitar) adds: "(It has been) more drama than 'General Hospital.' It keeps 'em watchin' and they keep comin' back." Vocalist Vince Neil says of the finality of the tour: "I'll miss playing with the guys, but I won't quit playing rock 'n' roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley."

The Final Tour will coincide with the film made from Motley Crue's New York Times best-selling book The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) has signed on to direct the opus that is set to debut in theaters globally in 2015, coinciding with The Final Tour. The Dirt is not only one of the best-selling rock books of all time but also one of the greatest rock books of all time because of its brutal honesty, its unique voice, its multiple perspectives on the same events and its first-person inclusion of all members of the same band. Most rock memoirs are salacious, mud-slinging accounts of a single person and Motley Crue was adamant to include the perspectives of all four of its members. Tremaine's intention is to make not just a great movie about a band, but a great movie about four misfits who, despite themselves and everyone else, band together to overcome the odds and change the history of rock 'n' roll. "The Dirt is a movie I've wanted to make ever since I read the book in 2002," says Tremaine. "I relate to the story on so many levels; my whole professional career has been about boys behaving badly, so I have a real connection to the material. It's awesome to be working with the band at such an exciting time in Motley Crue's history."  The film will be produced by the members of Motley Crue, Rick Yorn, Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and 10th Street Entertainment.

In conjunction with the tour, BIG MACHINE RECORDS, home to Country Superstars such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, has teamed up in a joint venture with MOTLEY RECORDS and ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC for the summer 2014 release of a Country Music Tribute To MOTLEY CRUE.  Big Machine Label Group founder and CEO Scott Borchetta is among the legion of country music fans who love MOTLEY CRUE. The country tribute album will show off the band's quality songwriting with these fresh takes on their classic hit songs. Among the artists already confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album are LeAnn Rimes, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and Cassadee Pope. More artists will be unveiled as the album nears a release date this summer. Borchetta says of the collaboration: "I have been a not-so-secret Crue fan from the beginning. When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records, it was an immediate 'yes' from me! Our album will highlight just how great the Motley Crue song catalog is. At the end of the day, that's what will stand the test of time."

MOTLEY CRUE Fan Club members will get the exclusive first crack at tickets and VIP packages via a unique code beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29, starting at 10 a.m. local time. VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. local time. The general public ticket on-sale for most shows is Friday, Jan. 31. All tickets and packages can be obtained via Ticketmaster.com http://www.ticketmaster.com/Motley-Crue-tickets/artist/910417, LiveNation.com  http://www.livenation.com/artists/41479/motley-crue or MotleyVIP.com.

TOUR DATES :

All dates and venues below subject to change.

7/02/2014 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
7/04/2014 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
7/05/2014 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/06/2014 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7/08/2014 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
7/09/2014 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/11/2014 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
7/12/2014 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
7/13/2014 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
7/15/2014 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
7/16/2014 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/18/2014 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
7/19/2014 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/21/2014 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
7/22/2014 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23/2014 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/25/2014 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
7/26/2014 Ridgefield, WA Sleep County Amphitheater
7/27/2014 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
7/29/2014 Wheatland, CA Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre
7/30/2014 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/01/2014 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
8/02/2014 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
8/03/2014 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
8/05/2014 Sturgis, SD Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/06/2014 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
8/08/2014 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/09/2014 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/10/2014 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/12/2014 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
8/13/2014 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
8/15/2014 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/16/2014 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/17/2014 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/19/2014 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
8/20/2014 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/22/2014 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
8/23/2014 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24/2014 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
8/26/2014 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/27/2014 Allentown, PA Great Allentown Fair
8/29/2014 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30/2014 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31/2014 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
10/10/2014 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/11/2014 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/12/2014 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
10/14/2014 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
10/15/2014 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/17/2014 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock
10/19/2014 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21/2014 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22/2014 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
10/25/2014 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Events Center
10/26/2014 Montville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29/2014 Syracuse, NY The OnCenter
11/05/2014 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
11/06/2014 Southaven, MS Landers Center
11/09/2014 Moline, IL iWireless Center
11/11/2014 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
11/12/2014 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
11/13/2014 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
11/15/2014 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/16/2014 Fargo, ND FargoDome
11/18/2014 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
11/19/2014 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21/2014 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (http://smarturl.it/elvis_ERLOSIM_amzn) with an expanded 2CD release of the monumental concert experience featuring tracks left off the original album (because of the spatial limitations of vinyl) plus a wealth of previously unreleased material.

Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis

Disc 2 of the newly remastered expanded Legacy Edition of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis presents for the first time a recently located recording of Elvis' complete concert "test run" held for an ecstatic live audience on March 18, 1974, two days before his historic concert return to Memphis, where he'd last played live in 1957.  The remarkable "test run" performance was recorded in MONO, drenched in the reverb Elvis preferred, and provides new insight into the magic of Elvis.

As a special added bonus for Elvis aficionados, Disc 2 of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis includes five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974. Originally intended as reference recordings for an upcoming Las Vegas engagement, the performances—which include "Down In The Alley," "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues," "Softly As I Leave You," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "The Twelfth Of Never"—provide a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse into Elvis' consummate backstage artistry as he prepares these songs for concert.

The musicians backing Elvis on Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis include James Burton and John Wilkinson (guitars); Charlie Hodge (guitar and vocals); Duke Bardwell (bass); Ronnie Tutt (drums); Glen D. Hardin (piano); The Sweet Inspirations, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps, Kathy Westmoreland (vocals) with Joe Guercio and his Orchestra.

Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 24 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more.

Following the artistic success of his 1973 Stax sessions and the global phenomenon of the Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite album and broadcast the same year, Elvis opened 1974 with a 15 city tour routed to end in Memphis and a state-of-the-art concert recording.

"I wanted to record a live session in my hometown of Memphis," said Elvis at the time.  "After all, this is where it all started out for me."

Originally released on vinyl on July 7, 1974, Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis reached #1 on the Country charts and featured "How Great Thou Art," the track that would bring Elvis his third (and third Gospel) Grammy win.

Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis

Disc 1 Also Sprach Zarathustra See See Rider I Got A Woman/Amen Love Me Trying To Get To You All Shook Up (not included on original album) Steamroller Blues (not included on original album) Teddy Bear-Don't Be Cruel (not included on original album) Love Me Tender (not included on original album) Long Tall Sally-Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On-Mama Don't Dance-Flip, Flop And Fly-Jailhouse Rock-Hound Dog Fever (not included on original album) Polk Salad Annie (not included on original album) Why Me Lord How Great Thou Art Suspicious Minds (not included on original album) Introductions (not included on original album) Help Me An American Trilogy Let Me Be There My Baby Left Me Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (not included on original album) Funny How Time Slips Away (not included on original album) Can't Help Falling In Love Closing Vamp

Disc 2

The Richmond "Test Run" Concert - previously unreleased

Also Sprach Zarathustra See See Rider I Got A Woman/Amen Love Me Trying To Get To You All Shook Up Steamroller Blues Teddy Bear-Don't Be Cruel Love Me Tender Long Tall Sally-Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On-Mama Don't Dance-Flip, Flop And Fly-Jailhouse Rock-Hound Dog Fever Polk Salad Annie Why Me Lord How Great Thou Art Suspicious Minds Introductions Help Me An American Trilogy Let Me Be There My Baby Left Me Lawdy, Miss Clawdy Funny How Time Slips Away Can't Help Falling In Love Closing Vamp

Recorded live March 18, 1974 at the Coliseum, Richmond

The August 1974 RCA Rehearsal Down In The Alley (previously unreleased) Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (previously unreleased) Softly As I Leave You The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (previously unreleased) The Twelfth Of Never