A couple of days ago they were confirmed as the first band in UK chart history to rack up six million sales of an individual album, now rock legends QUEEN have hinted they are eyeing a return to the road with American Idol finalist Adam Lambert once again taking on mic duties.
Queen guitarist Brian May told Radio 2: “We’ve been talking to Adam Lambert. You know, we’ve already done some gigs with Adam, who is amazing. We are ongoing, we can’t help it. I think we all protested too much in the sense when Freddie (Mercury) went and we didn’t want to talk about it and didn’t want to be Queen for a while. But after a while, you realise that people wanna hear the songs and see us do things. So, no matter what you call it, Roger and I do do stuff, and I think we’ll be doing some more stuff this summer in fact, probably in the States.”
The former runner-up on 2009 American Idol was a controversial choice when he hooked up with Queen in 2012, some people even blaming the collaboration for the poor ticket sales that led to the cancellation of that year’s Sonisphere, of which they were headliners. But subsequent dates with the frontman were warmly reviewed. Lambert spoke to Classic Rock about his fears at filling in for Freddie Mercury: “ The first show we did was to 250,000 in the Ukraine. I’m not going to lie, I was deeply nervous for the first half of that show. After the gig I felt a weight lift.”