Veteran rockers Queen are set to continue their reign with American Idol alumni Adam Lambert. The band held a press conference at New York's Madison Square Garden to announce their upcoming summer arena tour on Thursday (March 6). 'Each time we've worked with Adam it's just worked very well with our music. He's the most incredible front man and we're delighted to be announcing a tour of North America. It's just such a delight for us,' said co-founding member Roger Taylor.
Queen plus Adam Lambert are rocking North America. The former American Idol contestant has joined Brian May and Roger Taylor for a 24-date North American tour and kicked things off in Chicago, Illinois with Lambert as the front man. Queen, one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970s and '80s, has not had a permanent front man since the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991. The summer tour is scheduled to end on July 28 in Toronto, Canada.
Last week, two original members of Queen Brian May and Roger Taylor launched a tour with Adam Lambert filling in for the late Freddie Mercury, joining the likes of the Rolling Stones and ZZ Top in keeping their brand alive on the stage well into their fifth and sixth decades. Reviews of the performance were mostly ecstatic, but some critics have called for the band to create some new Queen music together, rather than reverting to releasing more albums fronted by Freddie Mercury.
Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian May, and Roger Taylor are taking the stage in Rock Band 3 with Bohemian Rhapsody and a slew of Queen's greatest hits.
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