Adam Lambert had been teasing a big announcement on this morning’s Good Morning America. Here it is: He’s teaming up with Queen to replace Freddie Mercury as the band’s lead singer on a summer tour. And the last stop of the tour will be on Sunday, July 20 at Merriweather Post Pavillion.
Our first reaction (like you) was “WTF?!”, but our second reaction was like “Hmmm…yeah, maybe ok.” Queen actually did this a few years back with Paul Rodgers.
It’s easy to dismiss Lambert as just an American Idol runner-up. But, American Idol runners up actually do quite good for themselves (Hello Clay Aiken, Katharine McPhee, and 7th Place Winner Jennifer Hudson). More importantly, Lambert actually has talent and range far beyond what we always give him credit for. So, this could be very interesting. Yes, it could be bad. But, it could be spectacularly awesome.
Plus, we love the idea of Queen being fronted by both an ethnic Persian (Mercury) and an ethnic Jew (Lambert). It could just pull the whole world together in the gayest way possible.
Queen with Adam Lambert 2014 Tour Dates:
06/19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
06/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
06/23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
06/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
06/26 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
06/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/01 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
07/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
07/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/09 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
07/10 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
07/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/14 – Montreal, QC 2 Bell Centre
07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
07/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/19 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/20 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
For more info, the official QUEEN site.
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