American Idol alum Adam Lambert was joined Thursday morning by Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor on Good Morning America, where the trio announced an upcoming North American tour.

“Queen is one of the quintessential rock bands of all time. … They've influenced bands for years to come,” Lambert said.

Lambert fronted for the British band in a series of highly successful European shows in 2012.

“And we feel Adam is one of the few singers that actually can deliver our songs,” Taylor said.

The 19-date North American tour kicks off June 19 at the United Center in Chicago and will conclude July 20 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington, D.C. Other stops included are New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Vancouver, Montreal and Las Vegas.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 14 at