Adam Lambert will go on tour with Queen this summer. The band, known for its late lead singer Freddie Mercury and hit songs like Bohemian Rhapsody and Another One Bites the Dust, has been around since 1970. Lambert got to perform with them the first time while he was a contestant on season 8 of American Idol. He wound up as the runner up for that season, losing out to Kris Allen. Lambert has done far more musically than Allen since his loss to him in 2009.
Adam has gotten to know original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor quite well over the past few years.
The Queen tour will include 19 appearances that will all take place between June 19th and July 20th. They will kick off in Chicago and wind down in Washington, D.C. Lambert was very excited about making the announcement on Thursday morning, and he tweeted about it prior to the big day.
— Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) March 4, 2014
"I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon," Lambert said during an interview on Thursday. "The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal."
Adam Lambert is also proud to honor Freddie Mercury as he performs the lead vocals the phenomenal singer once sang.
"He's a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display," said Lambert.
With Adam Lambert on tour with Queen, concert ticket sales are likely to sell out quickly. The band flailed for a long time following Mercury's death and have tried putting different vocalists into his spot. None have had the power or the appeal that Lambert will likely have.
Tickets for the Queen tour featuring Adam Lambert go on sale Friday. See if they're coming to a city near you.
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