Tour Buzz: Queen + Adam Lambert, Yngwie Malmsteen and Weezer

Photo by Flickr user Tankboy, used under Creative Commons

Tickets are now on sale for Weezer, Aug. 1 at The Chelsea (Photo by Flickr user Tankboy, used under Creative Commons)

KILLER QUEEN

Queen + Adam Lambert play The Joint on July 5-6 ($49.50 and up), and even though there will never be another Freddie Mercury, Lambert hits all the right notes alongside founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor. Expect dazzling vocals, ace guitar and drum work, and lots of costume changes for Lambert.

DON’T GET YNGWIE, GET EVEN

Swedish-born guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen headlines Guitar Gods 2014, alongside blues and surf-rock specialist Gary Hoey and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses). Uli Jon Roth quit the tour, but there’s still enough talent to satisfy. See for yourself at House of Blues on July 7 ($27.50).

ON SALE NOW

There’s no release date for the new Weezer album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, but the band plays the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan on August 1 ($52-$100). Maybe by then leaked songs will be part of the set list, alongside standards such as “Buddy Holly,” “Hash Pipe” and “My Name is Jonas.”

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