Queen's Brian May gives New Zealand a shout out as they postpone their Rhapsody World Tour

Publish Date
Thursday, 11 February 2021, 1:57PM

After an incredible start to 2020 with a string of concerts in New Zealand, Australia and Asia, Queen were set to take their Rhapsody tour to the UK and European before the global pandemic saw those shows rescheduled to 2021.

And now Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert are "heartbroken" to announce that they've had to postpone their highly-anticipated tour again.

Taking to social media, the rockers each released a statement saying the concerts would now be pushed back to 2022.

But it was the legendary guitarist's post that made us proud to be a Kiwi.

Alongside a picture of their tour poster, May wrote: "Yes - sadly we have to postpone again. Gutted. But we have rescheduled exactly a year later - and all tickets currently held will be valid - and - we've added extra dates!

"Yes ... I know. It’s not an outcome any of us wanted. But currently humanity is besieged - and the only weapons we have are purely defensive. It's a humbling experience - especially if you are unlucky enough to have a Government that did not grasp the seriousness of the situation until it was way too late.

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"To those of you in beautiful New Zealand - who are free to walk in the sun, thanks to the wisdom of the great Jacinda - bless you! Maybe some day we will be able to join you. But we have to be patient," he added.

"Onwards! Somehow It’s gonna be ALL RIGHT !!! Bri."

As Freddie Mercury would say, "the show must go on", and we can't wait to welcome the band back to our shores again in the not too distant future.