Adam Lambert will officially be stepping into the shoes of the late Freddie Mercury this Summer when he joins Queen for a concert at Sonisphere 2012 at Knebworth Park in London.
It was announced earlier this month that Lambert would act as Queen’s new frontman for a Summer tour. The concert at Sonisphere will be the first time that Lambert joins Queen for a full show but it won’t be the first time that the former American Idol has sang with the legendary band.
Lambert sang “We Will Rock You” with Queen in 2009 on “American Idol,” and last year he performed an 8-minute set with Queen at the MTV Awards in Europe.
Queen member Roger Taylor said:
“He has grown into a really great performer with an astonishing voice… We would like to work with him again. There’s nothing signed just yet but we’re talking about live dates.”
Are you excited to see Queen with Adam Lambert? The former American Idol knows that die-hard Queen fans may not be happy with Queen performing without Freddi Mercury. Lambert said:
“The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some great songs… (There’s) 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 honor and one I’m in no way going to shirk.”
The Washington Post reports that Lambert will join Queen on the second day of Sonisphere. The concert takes place on July 7th at Knebworth Park where Queen played their last concert with Freddie Mercury in 1986.