‘American Idol’ notes: David Archuleta returns; Adam Lambert – Queen tour dates

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The latest -It has been a little while since we have unleashed a version of “American Idol” notes, but given what we have to talk about this time around, this was the time to bring it back, starting with the big news surrounding David Archuleta.

He’s back! We remember writing about two years ago about his departure to South America for his Mormon mission, but he has now flown back to the United States and is seemingly ready to begin the next phase of his career. As for how the mission changed him and what his plans are moving forward, that remains to be seen. What we can say for now is that he seems very happy to be home, and very happy to have an opportunity to be around loved ones again. Hopefully, this will lead to some new music once he gets a little more accustomed to his surroundings again.

New Adam Lambert + Queen tour dates – For all of you Adam fans hoping to catch him rocking out this summer with the legendary band, there are more opportunities to do so! Some additional dates have been added to the tour, including a stop in Boston, Toronto, and a pair in New Jersey. Since we haven’t shared the dates here on CarterMatt before, we’ll just go ahead and post the entire roster below.

  • 6/19 Chicago, IL United Center
  • 6/21 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
  • 6/23 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
  • 6/24 Edmonton, ON Rexall Place
  • 6/26 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
  • 6/28 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
  • 7/1 San Jose, CA SAP Center
  • 7/3 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
  • 7/5 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
  • 7/6 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
  • 7/9 Houston, TX Toyota Center
  • 7/10 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
  • 7/12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
  • 7/13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
  • 7/14 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
  • 7/16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
  • 7/17 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
  • 7/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
  • 7/20 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 7/22 Boston, MA TD Garden
  • 7/23 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
  • 7/25 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
  • 7/26 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
  • 7/28 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

You can purchase tickets for most of the new dates (which is actually the final five dates on the schedule) starting on Saturday at Live Nation. The sales start at 9:00 a.m. Eastern, so get up early if you want a good shot at this.

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