Guitarist suggests band will reunite with Freddie Mercury replacement for US shows
Queen could be set to play live in America this summer, after Brian May hinted at a series of US live dates with Adam Lambert.
The guitarist revealed his thoughts on the possibility of further live shows from the band in a new interview with BBC Radio 2. Confirming that he and drummer Roger Taylor hope to reunite with Adam Lambert, who has performed vocals for Queen at live shows in the past, May hinted that the gigs could happen as soon as this summer.
“We’ve been talking to Adam Lambert, you know we’ve already done some gigs with Adam, who is amazing,” said May in the interview. “We are ongoing, we can’t help it. I think we all protested too much in the sense when Freddie went and we didn’t want to talk about it and didn’t want to be Queen for a while.”
He continued: “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.”
Earlier this year Brian May teased the existence of a new Queen song featuring the vocals of Freddie Mercury. Writing on his official blog, the guitarist said: “Some Queen magic is happening… I feel it in my bones. It’s annoying to have to be so secretive, but I guess I have to, for now.”
Queen’s frontman Freddie Mercury passed away in 1991. The band’s 15th and final studio album, ‘Made In Heaven’, was released in 1995 after the remaining three members had worked on extensive recordings Mercury made before he died.