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Queen’s Roger Taylor Announces U.K. Solo Tour, New Album

Rock icon Roger Taylor made the surprise announcement Tuesday that he will play a U.K. solo tour this Autumn, introducing brand new material and revisiting some of his Queen classics.

Queen + Adam Lambert‘s epic U.K. and European tour has been put on hold until 2022 due to the pandemic.

Marking his first live performances outside Queen in over two decades, Taylor will tour the U.K. across October, playing 14 shows that will coincide with the release of his latest solo album Outsider on October 1.

Taylor promises a solo tour featuring songs from Queen and his own classic catalogs. He will also play new songs written in lockdown that feature on the multi-instrumentalist’s new Outsider album.

Taylor’s 2021 tour will open at Newcastle O2 Academy on October 2, followed by dates across the U.K. that conclude at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 22.

The rock legend will perform with a specially assembled band for the tour made up of Queen + Adam Lambert’s keyboardist Spike Edney and supporting drummer Tyler Warren, plus guitarist Jason Falloon and Goldfrapp live players keyboardist Angie Pollock and bassist Charlie Jones.

Fans that pre-order the album via Roger’s official site before 4 pm on June 7 will get early access to pre-sale tickets to the tour.

Tour Dates:

Sat 2 October – NEWCASTLE, O2 AcademySun 3 October – MANCHESTER, Academy Tue 5 October – YORK, BarbicanWed 6 October – CARDIFF, St. David’s HallFri 8 October – LIVERPOOL, O2 AcademySat 9 October – NORWICH, University East Anglia (UEA)Mon 11 October – BATH, ForumTue 12 October – BOURNEMOUTH, O2 AcademyThu 14 October – PLYMOUTH, PavilionsFri 15 October – NOTTINGHAM, Rock CitySun 17 October – BEXHILL, De La Warr PavilionTue 19 October – GUILDFORD, G LiveWed 20 October – COVENTRY, HMV EmpireFri 22 October – LONDON, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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