It’s happening! Adam Lambert will be joining Queen as the front man for her summer tour!
Lambert performed alongside Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor during the 2009 finale of American Idol and then again at the EMA awards, that’s when rumors of him replacing the late Queen singer, Freddie Murcury, started to sweep the net.
Lambert revealed to Britain’s Daily Star, “The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f**king great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”
He adds that he’s not trying to take Murcury’s place in the band. “After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: You can’t replace Freddie Mercury. But I already knew that.”
“There’s no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. 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.”
Exciting news for Adam Lambert, and Queen fans. He’s perfect for the gig!