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Queen + Adam Lambert is touring North America this fall. Also, with the announcement of new tour dates, the band announced efforts to curb ticket scalpers from taking advantage of fans.

Queen + Adam Lambert are hitting 14 cities beginning on October 4 in Baltimore and wrapping on November 11 in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 31 at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com. A full list of tour dates is below.

With the current state of the concert ticket/touring industry being a hot topic, the band is taking steps to protect their fans and prevent excessive scalping. In the announcement for the tour, Queen + Adam Lambert say they are working with venues to restrict the resale of tickets. The only way to potentially resell tickets will be “between fans at the original price.”

Additionally, the band notes, “Fans will still have protection against unforeseen circumstances. Those who purchase tickets and are no longer able to attend their show will be able to sell their tickets at the price they paid using a face value ticket exchange, including the Ticketmaster Face Value Exchange – which is free to use for buyers and sellers.”

Complete ticket details can be found at QueenOnline.com.

Queen + Adam Lambert – 2023 North American Tour Dates

Wed Oct 04 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
Sun Oct 08 – Toronto, ON — Scotiabank Arena
Tue Oct 10 — Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Thu Oct 12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sun Oct 15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Wed Oct 18 — Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Mon Oct 23 — Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Wed Oct 25 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Fri Oct 27 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Mon Oct 30 — Chicago, IL – United Center
Thu Nov 02 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sun Nov 05 — Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Wed Nov 08 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Sat Nov 11 – Los Angeles, CA – BMO Stadium

33 Rock/Pop Music Videos with Over 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Since MTV doesn’t really show music videos anymore, YouTube is the place for those who want to watch music videos to their heart’s content.

Some music videos — both classic and recently released — have caught on more than others and have racked up 1 billion views and more.

For your viewing pleasure, here are 33 rock/pop music videos with at least 1 billion views on YouTube.

(Note: View numbers listed are as of January 30, 2023.)

  • Scorpions - 'Wind of Change' (1 billion views)

  • Bon Jovi - 'Livin' On A Prayer' (1 billion views)

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Californication' (1.01 billion views)

  • Audioslave - 'Like a Stone' (1.04 billion views)

  • Evanescence - 'Bring Me To Life' (1.13 billion views)

  • Cyndi Lauper - 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' (1.14 billion views)

  • Metallica - 'Nothing Else Matters' (1.20 billion views)

  • Whitney Houston - 'I Will Always Love You' (1.35 billion views)

  • AC/DC - 'Thunderstruck' (1.22 billion views)

  • Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (1.34 billion views)

  • Bon Jovi - 'It's My Life' (1.21 billion views)

  • The Cranberries - 'Zombie' (1.31 billion views)

  • a-ha - 'Take On Me' (1.60 billion views)

  • Guns N' Roses - 'November Rain' (2 billion views)

  • Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (1.60 billion views)

  • Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (1.57 billion views)

  • Linkin Park - 'In The End' (1.48 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Paradise' (1.66 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Radioactive' (1.42 billion views)

  • 4 Non Blondes - 'What's Up' (1.46 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Heathens' (1.98 billion views)

  • Guns N' Roses - 'Sweet Child O' Mine' (1.47 billion views)

  • Linkin Park - 'Numb' (1.92 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Believer' (2.36 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Hymn For the Weekend' (1.82 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Thunder' (1.93 billion views)

  • Europe - 'The Final Countdown' (1.08 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'The Scientist' (1.08 billion views)

  • Michael Jackson - 'Billie Jean' (1.29 billion views)

  • System of a Down - 'Chop Suey!' (1.23 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Ride' (1.35 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Adventure of a Lifetime' (1.39 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Stressed Out' (2.62 billion views)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights