The Rhapsody Tour, which sees May and Roger Taylor perform with Adam Lambert, is set to perform in an array of countries around the world – but, as of yet, there are no confirmed UK shows.
The jaunt kicks off in Canada on July 10 before taking in the USA, Japan, New Zealand and Australia; completing in late February 2020.
Speaking on BBC Radio 2 earlier this week, May was asked by Zoe Ball if the UK will get the chance to see the show.
“I’m hoping we will – [there’s been] no announcement,” he said.
“One more before we pop off, is my theory.”
Whether this was a throwaway joke or an indication that Queen will only tour once more before disbanding for good is up for interpretation, but host Ball was keen to point out that May should be in no rush to retire.
“I can still run about, I can still speak. Just!” he quipped in response.
The Rhapsody Tour currently has 39 shows booked in total, with the band set to thrill their considerable fanbase with their iconic hits.
Lambert has been singing with them for many years now, and to great success – but in a documentary aired earlier this month in the US, he and Taylor spoke about the minority who insist on comparing him to the late Freddie Mercury.
“Comparisons with Freddie are wasting their time. [Adam]’s had to cope with it because people are so f**king unimaginative,” Taylor said.
“Fred’s dead and he’s not going to be [at the shows], so if you come to see us – you’re not going to see him!”
He also said: “We’re not trying to recreate our Freddie.
“So if people do think that, I haven’t patience with them, and please don’t come.
“But if you want to just enjoy our music, done really well, please do come.
“There are a lot of Fred impersonators around and they put on a fake moustache and a yellow jacket and it’s… good luck, you know? Good luck on that cruise ship.”
Lambert, also a hugely talented singer-songwriter in his own right, is releasing a new single next week.