Queen and Adam Lambert will have a six-week tour of the UK and Europe beginning in Newcastle on January 13, 2015. Below you see Brian May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert answering questions from the press on December 11 in Berlin Germany.
“Adam brings a very natural quality to it.” Brian continued. “He doesn’t for an instant try to be Freddie, but some of the stuff he brings is very, very parallel…a certain amount of humor. A bit of camp.”
“I don’t think we’d want to work with anybody else after working with Adam,” Roger added.
Adam said, “I don’t want to imitate [Freddie], but I’m also not straying too far from his intention, because I feel like that would be a little bit sacrilegious. It’s taken a bit of time to fine tune it,” said Adam, “But we’re really hitting our stride now with this tour and finding this nice harmony between the old and the new, the past and the present.”
Queen first teamed up with Adam Lambert in 2009 to perform the band’s rock anthem “We Are the Champions” on “American Idol’s” season’s eight finale. Lambert and Queen partnered again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast. In the summer of 2012 they performed their first live concerts together with three sold-out shows in the UK at London’s Hammersmith Apollo as well as concert appearances in Russia, Ukraine and Poland.