The next question for fans, after Adam Lambert’s long-awaited U.S. debut with Queen in September, is whether the American Idol finalist will then be emboldened to mount a full-scale American tour.
Just before joining Queen for a series of summer 2012 shows, Lambert released his second solo studio effort. Trespassing bowed at Billboard’s No. 1 spot — selling some 78,000 copies. It also debuted atop the Canadian charts.
Lambert’s subsequent concerts with Roger Taylor and Brian May, however, were all overseas.
“We didn’t end up touring for this last album, Trespassing, here in the states; we focused on some international touring,” Lambert says in this clip. “I’m going to go back to the drawing board now, and get into the studio and keep making music — and hopefully it will reach even more people this next time. I’ve got to keep making things, and keep creating. Once it feels right, then a tour will come.”
Lambert first performed with the surviving members of Queen during the 2009 American Idol finale, then sang a trio of songs at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2012, he performed with Queen on June 30 in an AIDS benefit concert at Kiev, Ukraine, on July 3 at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, on July 7 at Wroclaw, Poland’s Municipal Stadium and then in a multi-night performance later in July at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.
Queen is set to perform in September at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on the Garden Arena stage in conjunction with the iHeart Radio Music festival.