The guitarist took the stage at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, where his Queen bandmate wrapped up a 14-date UK headline tour. Taylor was out on the road in support of his sixth solo album, ‘Outsider’, which arrived on October 1.
After performing a string of solo and classic Queen tracks – including ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘These Are the Days of Our Lives’ – Taylor wrapped up the main set by welcoming May onstage to cover Little Richard‘s ‘Tutti Frutti’.
“It’s my brother from another mother!” Taylor then told the crowd, making way for a rapturous applause for May. The pair then played a special rendition of Queen’s ‘A Kind Of Magic’ together.
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— RunHammer11 (@Hammer11Run) October 22, 2021
Ahhhh Brian May went to see Roger Taylor tonight in London at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire! And he went on stage and they played together! 👏 pic.twitter.com/T9CpfLccei
— GELLY (@4Gelly) October 22, 2021
“We started it in Nashville when we were all quite tired,” the drummer explained. “We couldn’t decide on a title and the lyric felt a little too negative for Queen, maybe. But it was pretty damn good, and I hope it comes to light.”
Earlier this month, Roger Taylor criticised anti-vaxxers for being “ignorant and stupid”. “But here we are; it’s a clear cut case,” he said. “Vaccinations have been with us a long time now, and they work. Please, get vaccinated.”