Adam Lambert to Perform One Show With Queen This Summer.

Posted 03 Feb 2012 in Music + TV News

 

 

 

MONDAY, Feb 20th UPDATE: Now Adam Lambert is indeed confirming that he will be fronting Queen, however, it appears that there will not be a tour. It will be a one-off at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth Park in England. The  date is July 7th. It was the site of Freddy Mercury’s final performance with the band in 1986.

Lambert adds.. “As many suspected, I can finally confirm: I have been invited by Queen to sing one very special concert! Sonisphere at Knebworth July 7th!” Lambert tweeted this afternoon. “Sorry to be coy about the details the past few weeks, but I made a promise to keep it under wraps as best I could. Gonna be a surreal night!”

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Now we’ve had an update to the story that ran yesterday. Now Mr. Lambert is saying that he was taken out of context.  Wait, yesterday he  wrote. “Being asked to front Queen is the best thing that can possibly happen.”  So Adam, so if this is not going to happen, does that mean that you were asked and passed, or does it mean that you were not asked after all?

Here is what Adam tweeted on the subject: “Oooh them clever reporters takin my quotes outta context…. I haven’t confirmed any guest appearances. I was talking about the EMA’S,” he tweeted, without directly referencing the report in question. “That being said, I’m truly flattered by your jump to such glorious conclusions mr journalist!! “

If you missed the original story it appears below..

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Well I’ve heard that there were rumors about this but it appears that yes, it is going to happen. Adam Lambert, he of American Idol fame is going to tour with Queen as their new front person.

No official annoncement has been made by the band as of yet, but Adam himself broke the news via the British tabloid The Star. (He never looked like the type of guy that could keep a secret.

The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f—ing great songs,” he said. “It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of” was his quote.

Speculation began after Mr. Lambert appeared on the European version of the MTV Awards with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor.  Original bass player John Deacon has not been part of any of the reunions.

After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: ‘You can’t replace Freddie Mercury.’ But I already knew that,” said Lambert. “There’s no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That’s impossible. The way I’m choosing to view it is that it’s a great honour and one I’m in no way going to shirk … Being asked to front Queen is the best thing that can possibly happen.”

Paul Rogers of Free and Bad Company fame fronted the band on its last tour in 2005.

Tour information has not been announced nor has the band confirmed Adam Lambert’s hiring.

— Larry Carta

Posted by Larry Carta


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