As Adam Lambert continues work on his newest studio effort, Roger Taylor promotes his own solo album and Brian May performs select dates with Kerry Ellis, the chances of a Queen + Adam Lambert tour have begun to seem increasingly remote.
Not so fast. May, in a new talk with Liz Barnes of Planet Rock, says “we may do some Queen gigs later on this year.”
Previously, the guitarist had let slip that they were in talks about getting back together with the Idol finalist, building on the momentum gained from their first-time-in-the-U.S. appearance last September as part of the iHeart Radio music fest. Some were beginning to question, however, if it was still in the cards.
“Adam Lambert is a great frontman and we know already that works,” May adds, “so we would be looking towards doing some gigs with Adam, hopefully. I’m excited about that, if it happens — IF it happens.”
There’s obviously still much to be worked out, but for stateside fans who’ve missed out on a series of shows that have previously focused on Europe, there remains a flicker of hope.
The chemistry is clearly there — and, as May asserts, something extra in the form of Lambert’s extraordinary vocal instrument.
“Adam has an amazing range and he is one of the few male singers in the world that can handle all those vocals at the original pitch. He’s an entertainer and he’s nice to be around,” May says. “You’ve got to work with people that you like and feel comfortable with and he definitely qualifies for that. If it happens this year, it will be with Adam.”
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