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Adam Lambert axes UK & European dates due to pandemic

Adam Lambert has been left "completely heartbroken" after he was forced to cancel his UK & European dates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Queen's touring frontman was due to embark on the Velvet Tour in support of his solo record of the same name this September.

However, due to the ongoing restrictions over mass gathering to help stop the spread of the deadly virus, Lambert has been forced to make the difficult decision to axe the dates completely as he has "other commitments scheduled" which make it impossible to reschedule the shows.

In a statement to fans on his social media pages, the music star wrote: “I am so so sorry and completely heartbroken that we have to cancel the upcoming 'Velvet Tour' in September. 

"I have been so excited to the play the new album to you guys – I know we all wanna dance right now!

“However, due to what’s best for our health and safety, along with COVID-19 government guidelines across the continent, this has become the only option. 

"With a handful of other commitments scheduled, I am sad to say that I won’t be able to reschedule these shows.”

Ticketholders will be able to get a full refund from their point of purchase.

The singer-songwriter was due to perform at Manchester Pride in August as one of only two dates of his UK leg.

He was also set to join Queen on The Rhapsody Tour in Europe and the UK, which was due to see the rock legends play six shows at London's The O2 arena this month.

Brian May, Roger Taylor and himself had planned a mini residency at the North Greenwich venue between June 2 - 9, before playing at Manchester Arena on June 11. However, the tour is postponed until 2021 due to the global health crisis.

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