‘I think he’s woken us up’: A resurgent Queen looks ahead to future with Adam Lambert

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As Queen’s well-received first-ever world tour with Adam Lambert continues, thoughts turn to what’s ahead. There is, of course, the idea of extended the dates. Brian May has even talked about perhaps recording some new music. Whatever happens, Queen seems to have been borne anew.

“There’s a big call to do more shows now,” May tells Eddie Trunk. “So, there’s a good possibility that we will do more shows. I think, beyond that, we’ll just see.”

That this conversation is being had at all, May says, is a credit to Lambert — the former Idol finalist who’s taken over for Queen’s late frontman Freddie Mercury.

“It’s a great place to be; I feel so fortunate to be going out there,” May adds. “I never thought it would happen again. When Freddie went, I thought: ‘That’s it. We did that. It was a great life. Now, it’s time to have a different life.’ And for years, we didn’t try to be Queen in any way. I would look at the Forum in LA, and I would look at Madison Square Garden, and I would think: ‘Those were the days.’ To come back now, all of these years later, and to fill those places and to hear that noise. That’s vindication for the fact that we should be playing, we should be out there. I feel overcome with it, really.”

Lambert has clearly given remaining Queen members May and Roger Taylor a new lease on their musical life. “I think he’s woken us up — and just in time,” May concludes.

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  • Trudy

    I hope Europeans and South Americans get a chance to see this fabulous show. It was kinda sad to see the end of the second Toronto show knowing it was the last of the North American tour. I’m looking forward to Adam’s third cd and another Adam tour!

  • Saulibert Forever

    Just wanted to let you know, the video in your blog has been pulled, Believe Music has been pulling Q+A vids from YouTube all morning.

    • Trudy

      You want to elaborate on that?

    • luvmymusik

      All the videos have been unblocked so enjoy.

  • Sherry

    Thanks for the great article. Before this spectacular tour started I liked and respected Brian and Roger immensely but after seeing so many videos and seeing show live I now love these guys to pieces and have a whole new respect for how hard Adam and Queen are working and giving us a phenomenal show every time they take the stage. Hope they tour in South America if they add shows. Those fans have been patiently waiting for almost 5 yrs to see Adam and Queen.

  • Lauriellen

    I just pray for everyone’s health as they add dates. I also SEE at least one more USA date…Times Square on New Year’s Eve.