‘American Idol’ runner-up Adam Lambert plays intimate London gig

The singer previews tracks from his new album

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert played an intimate gig last night (February 3) previewing tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Trespassing’.

During his five-song set at London’s Dover Street Arts Club, he played new single ‘Better Than I Know Myself’, the title track from his new album (which comes out on March 19) and ‘Fever,’ taken from his debut album ‘For Your Entertainment’. The singer also dedicated the track ‘Outlaws Of Love’ to the LGBT community.

Lambert introduced the song by saying: “I wrote this song about the many challenges the gay community faces and how hopeless it sometimes makes me feel.”

He played:

‘Better Than I Know Myself’
‘Outlaws Of Love’
‘Whataya Want From Me’

The singer recently told the Daily Star that he is set to join Queen as their new frontman.

Lambert reportedly impressed the band when he teamed up with them to perform classic tracks, including ‘The Show Must Go On’ and ‘We Are The Champions’, at the MTV European Music Awards last November.

He told the paper that he had “no intention” of trying to replace the group’s original frontman Freddie Mercury.

He said: “The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking 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 said.

He went on to add:

After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of 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 honour and one I’m in no way going to shirk.

The tabloid also reported that Queen are set to headline this year’s Sonisphere Festival, but similar rumours which surfaced last week were dismissed as “completely false” by the event’s official spokesman.