Queen + Adam Lambert: YOU could own outfits from Rhapsody Tour as singer announces auction

Queen + Adam Lambert: YOU could own outfits from Rhapsody Tour as singer announces auction

Queen + Adam Lambert has been an ongoing collaboration for 10 years now and the group, made up of singer Lambert and Queen legends Brian May and Roger Taylor, have amassed a large number of live shows and tours. Now, the Velvet hitmaker has unveiled an amazing move as he takes action to support vulnerable people during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. His Feel Something Foundation has partnered with GLAAD to present an eBay for Charity auction of a number of the popstar’s previous stage outfits.

15 pieces from some of his most famous looks are now open for bidding on eBday until May 6.

Fans can bid on the wardrobe items, with winners getting to own clothing worn by the Queen frontman during his live shows.

The pieces include a Saint Laurent leopard print tuxedo jacket once worn by Lambert during a performance on the X factor with Queen and a leather jacket he donned during the American Idol Live Tour back in 2009.

Also available is a three-piece Dolce & Gabanna suit which graced the stage on the North American leg of the Rhapsody Tour with Queen.

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All funds raised by the auction will go to GLAAD to aid their support of LGBTQ+ people in need during the coronavirus crisis.

“The Feel Something Foundation is honoured to partner with GLAAD and eBay for our first fundraiser,” Lambert said.

“The funds raised through this eBay auction will be instrumental in helping the LGBTQ community during these unprecedented times.”

At the time of writing, bidding on the studded leather jacket worn by Lambert on the American Idol tour is already up to $560, while the bold pink outfit which appeared on the recent Rhapsody Tour with Queen is up to an impressive $1,676.

When the Queen icons’ collaboration with Paul Rodgers ended that year, they looked to Lambert to set up a new project: Queen + Adam Lambert.

It was made clear the singer would not be replace the late, great Freddie Mercury, but rather that he would be bringing his own talents to the table while taking over the vocal parts made famous by the Queen frontman.

In 2012, they embarked on their first tour together and have since continued to take the live Queen experience all over the world.

They were due to be bringing the Rhapsody Tour to Europe and the UK next month but have been forced to postpone the concerts due to the coronavirus.

The 27-date tour, which was due to kick off on May 24, has been delayed until next year.

The band have managed to reschedule most of the gigs for similar dates in 2021.

Tickets for this summer’s tour are still valid for the rescheduled shows.

In a statement, Queen + Adam Lambert said they “regretfully announced […] that their upcoming 27-date UK & European Rhapsody tour is being postponed due to the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.

“The decision has been made with the safety of our audiences, band, crew and venue staff n mind and with close on 400,000 tickets sold across the tour, was not a decision taken lightly,” they added.

Published at Mon, 27 Apr 2020 08:58:00 +0000