Ever since Adam Lambert took the stage with Queen at the American Idol finale in 2009 (and again last November at the EMAs), there have been rumors flying that he’ll be filling in as the group’s frontman on a live tour. “There’s more on the horizon,” the “Better Than I Know Myself” singer confirmed to us last month when we sat down with him to discuss his album Trespassing. (Look out for the full interview soon!) Looks like he wasn’t just pulling our leg —according to UK’s Daily Star, Lambert announced that he was indeed going on tour with Queen this summer. UPDATE: Adam has since tweeted that his quotes were taken out of context, and he hasn’t confirmed any appearances yet. Dang.
“There’s no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie,” said Adam. “That’s impossible. The way I’m choosing to view it is that it’s a great honor and one I’m in no way going to shirk… Being asked to front Queen is the best thing that can possibly happen.”
“He has grown into a really great performer with an astonishing voice with a range that’s great,” Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor told Billboard back in December. “We would like to work with him again. There’s nothing signed just yet but we’re talking about live dates. It could be very exciting.”
There is no schedule yet reported, besides dates at Knebworth in England, where Queen played their final gig with Mercury in 1986 before his death in 1991.
If this is true (Adam’s reps have yet to confirm), are you excited about Glambert’s stint with Queen? If you’re not, just watch Adam perform “We Are The Champions” with the band on the American Idol finale and we think you’ll quickly change your mind.