Singer Adam Lambert and guitarist Brian May during the finale of the Queen concert at the 02 Arena, London, January 18th 2015.
Queen + Adam Lambert is a collaboration between the active members of the British band Queen and American vocalist Adam Lambert. The first long-term collaboration of Queen since the Queen + Paul Rodgers project ended in 2009, the collaboration originated when May and Taylor appeared on American Idol in 2009 when Lambert was a contestant. They began performing occasionally in 2011, conducted a short European tour in 2012, and in 2014 announced a world tour, the Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2014–2015 with dates in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and South America. In the summer of 2016, the group performed several dates as part of a festival tour in Europe and several dates in Asia. The next year, the group announced a second worldwide tour scheduled for 2017 and 2018.