Adam Lambert to Front Queen Tour This Summer

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He is the champion, our friends.

Adam Lambert will join iconic band Queen on tour this summer, both sides announced this week, a development that follows the singer's 2009 American Idol finale performance with original members Brian May and Roger Taylor; as well as their teaming up again at the MTV European Music Awards in November.

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"The intention is to pay tribute to [late singer Freddie Mercury] and the band by singing some f-cking great songs," Lambert tells Great Britain's The Daily Star. "It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of."

Lambert, of course, admits that he has no intention of replacing Mercury, who passed away from AIDS in 1991.

"That's impossible," he said. "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."

Adam and the group will tour in May and stop at Knebworth in England, where Queen played their final gig with Mercury in 1986.


Oh, one more thing kiddies.. You've just been "owned"! Cya in the funny papers. (I happen to think Mr. Lambert is very talented, but that's besides the point)


@Reagon & Rayglambert This term hater is interesting, it's usually used when people have no real arguement and usually are insecure to the point when someone presents an opinion they for so reason take it personally. Everyone has differing musical tastes.. get over it. I guess I should expect it from someone named after the girl in the exorcist, and the other named after a floor cleaner. "Try Glambert!! it's lemony fresh"!!


About bloody time, Adam! This is what you should have done from the beginning. Let's keep Queen's music alive.


@Val F*¤* you! Who the Hell do u thnk ur?.nkt!


Shut up hater. Why the hell did you read through this article if at all you dislike lambert. Stupid fool.


I don't care for Adam!! He wears to much makeup and he forgot he was born a guy not a girl! he also has a nasty mouth. I don't see nothing great about him!

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