Queen announce first new album for 13 years

European arena tour also confirmed

Queen have announced they will release their first new studio album in 13 years on September 1.

Although a title has yet to be confirmed it will be the first LP to bear the band’s name since the death of singer Freddie Mercury, and their first with ex-Free frontman Paul Rodgers.

Brian May and co. have also confirmed an extensive European tour beginning on in Moscow on September 16.

Tickets for The Cosmos Rocks Tour go on sale on April 5.

Queen will play:

Moscow SCO Olympic Arena (September 16/17)

Gdansk Shipyard (20)

Berlin Velodrom (21)

Antwerp Sportspaleis (23)

Paris Bercy (24)

Rome Palalottomatica I (26)

Verona Arena (28)

Zurich Hallenstadion (29)

Munich Olympiahalle (October 1)

Mannheim SAP Arena (2)

Hannover TUI Arena (4)

Hamburg Color Line Arena (5)

Rotterdam Ahoy (7)

Nottingham Arena (10)

Glasgow SECC (11)

London 02 (13)

Cardiff Arena (14)

Birmingham NIA (16)

Liverpool Arena (18)

Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi (22)

Murcia Estadio Municipal (24)

Madrid Palacio de Deportes (25)

Budapest Sportarena (28)

Belgrade Arena (29)

Prague 02 Arena (31)

Vienna Stadthalle (November 1)

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