Though Adam Lambert played coy when we asked about his rumored collaboration with Queen on an upcoming tour (watch our whole interview with him here), we knew something was in the works. And that “something” turns out to be a headlining spot at UK music festival Sonisphere, taking place July 6-8 at Knebworth — the site of the group’s last live performance with Freddie Mercury before his death.
“Judging by my incoming mail, this decision will make a lot of people very happy,” said Brian May in a statement. “It’s a worthy challenge for us, and I’m sure Adam would meet with Freddie’s approval! And what better place to revisit, and walk those emotional paths than Knebworth? It will be a rush.”
Lambert and Queen previously performed together on the 2009 American Idol finale as well as during the 2011 MTV EMAs. The pop star will front the legendary rock band during their headlining spot on Saturday July 7. Kiss and Faith No More will headline the other two days of the fest.
“As many suspected, I can finally confirm: I have been invited by Queen to sing one very special concert! Sonisphere at Knebworth July 7th!” tweeted Adam. “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!”
Will you be heading to Sonisphere to see Glambert rock out with Queen? Hopefully this isn’t the only performance they’ve got in the works.