Following their massively successful North American leg of the “Rhapsody Tour” in the summer of 2019, Queen + Adam Lambert look forward to bringing their show to the Land of the Rising Sun. To mark the Japan tour in January of 2020, we are pleased to announce that a special compilation album featuring Top 12 classic Queen songs voted by Japanese fans, is set to be released. The album will be out on 15th January in 2020.
The Queen film “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the biggest-grossing music biopic of all time, was also a super smash hit in Japan becoming the biggest film release of the year. Overall sales (digital and physical) of the band’s whole catalogue together with the acclaimed soundtrack album have amounted to over 1.6 million units/copies in Japan alone so far this year.
Having celebrated their magnificent 48th anniversary, Queen phenomenally keep on astonishing the world from East to West, while the special bond that the band and Japan have built since the early years is globally well known. The story began in the days when the band made the first visit to Japan as early as 1975, where the quartet received a truly passionate and hearty welcome. The song “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)”, which the band wrote during their stay in the country, with choruses sung in Japanese, is a beautiful token of the precious relationship.
To commemorate the forthcoming Japan tour, the special Japanese “fan-voted” compilation album is now set to be released. Fans are invited to cast their votes at the special website for their favourite song by Queen from all the 15 studio albums. The top twelve songs voted for on the website will comprise the final tracklisting for what is being dubbed “The 12 Best Queen Songs as selected by Japanese fans”. The physical CD release of the album will be exclusive to Japan, with the digital available worldwide. The limited edition CD will contain a DVD including music videos from the top 12 fan-voted songs.
In addition, a draw among the voters will offer fans the chance to win 5 personal autographs by Brian May and Roger Taylor! And from the fans who participated in the voting, around 700 names will be credited within the booklet by lottery.
Cast your vote here! https://sp.universal-music.co.jp/queen/vote.php
Voting will run from Wednesday, 6th November 2019 until on Monday, 25th November 2019.
“A big ‘konnichiwa’ to our Japanese fans. We always appreciate your passionate support. Thank you so much. We’re excited that the compilation album selected by the vote of Japanese fans is about to be released. We know that some of our lesser-known songs are particularly popular in Japan so we’re very much looking forward to seeing the results. Looking forward to seeing you at the concert in January!” – Brian May
“To all Japanese Queen followers, we thank you for your undying support through all these years. We have grown up and older together. I will be fascinated to know your choices of our songs for this album and look forward to seeing you all at our shows next year!” Roger Taylor
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT THE RHAPSODY TOUR 2020 in JAPAN
The dates are below:
January 25th, 2020 (Sat) – Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo SOLD OUT
January 26th, 2020 (Sun) – Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo SOLD OUT
January 28th, 2020 (Tue) – Kyocera Dome, Osaka SOLD OUT
January 30th, 2020 (Thu) – Nagoya Dome, Nagoya SOLD OUT
For further information: http://www.creativeman.co.jp/
Release Information; Fan-voted Album
Limited Edition (SHM-CD＋DVD):
JP Product Number: UICY-79059 3,000JPY (with TAX)
Standard Edition (SHM-CD):
JP Product Number: UICY-79058 2,000JPY (with TAX)
Release Date: 15/01/2020
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