Queen and Adam Lambert to play Motorpoint Arena in December

Queen and Adam Lambert will come to the Motorpoint Arena in December

Queen and Adam Lambert have announced they will play at the Motorpoint Arena in December.

It’s the band’s first full British tour in almost three years and they will come to Nottingham on Tuesday December 5.

For their 2017 tour, Queen will unveil a brand new show with the tracks played expected to reflect the 40th anniversary of their biggest selling studio album to date, News of the World, which featured We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions.

Drummer and co-founder Roger Taylor said: “The tour will look entirely different to the show we took around before.

“Production has really changed a lot, the things you can do now, you have a much broader palette, the technology has really come along but we don’t use it all.

“We don’t play to click track, it’s 100% live and we’re planning on doing stuff we either haven’t done before or haven’t done for a long time.

“We started as an albums band, that’s what we were; the fact that we had hits was just a byproduct.”

Guitarist Brian May said: “The general public knows the hits, so you’ve got to cater for that but we can chuck in a few things that people really don’t expect.

“We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around.

“There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music; he can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more.”

Singer Adam Lambert said: “What people should know if they came to the shows a couple of years back, is obviously we will still be playing the big hit songs you know and love from Queen, but we thought it would be good to challenge ourselves a bit.

“Change it up a little bit, change the visuals, change all the technology, change the set list to some degree.

“We will probably be pulling some other songs out of the Queen catalogue which we haven’t done before, which I am very excited about.”