Brian May speaks out on if next Queen and Adam Lambert tour will be his last

After two years of postponements due to the pandemic, Queen and Adam Lambert set off on their UK and Europe tour last summer.

Now Sir Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert are heading back to the USA for more of The Rhapsody Tour this Autumn.

However, since its announcement, the 76-year-old guitarist has been hinting it could well be the band’s final string of concerts. attended his recent Star Fleet Sessions album launch where he was asked how he could keep doing so many live shows abroad at his age.

And the rock legend admitted he feels he’s finally coming to the end of his touring days.

Sir Brian told the audience: “It’s getting close, I’m on the cusp. The long tours away from home, when you cannot get home? I’m not sure I’m going to do any more of those after this one. 

“It doesn’t sit with me as well as it used to. It’s a big sacrifice, a major world tour.”

The 76-year-old made similar comments to Variety earlier this year saying: “Now, it does get to be more of a decision as you get older. I’m not 35 anymore, and leaving home for two months is not easy. But we feel as like if we’re all fit and well, that we’d like to go out there one more time.”

Yet by the sounds of it, if this is their final Queen and Adam Lambert tour, North America this year is only the beginning.

Speaking on The One Show earlier this summer, Sir Brian was asked about another UK tour.

The guitarist said: “It’s not long since we did it of course. We’re going to the States in the Autumn and I think maybe somewhere else in the Spring.”

Where could that be in early 2024? Our best bet would be South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand as Queen and Adam Lambert haven’t performed in Asia and Oceania since early 2020, just before the first lockdown began. 

He added: “And we get back to…Britain and Europe possibly as well. But there’s no plans right now.”