HOLY SH!T: Adam Lambert Is The (Temporary) New Frontman Of Queen

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Former American Idol contestant turned relatively successful pop star Adam Lambert has confirmed he is set to join Queen as the band’s new frontman for a tour this summer.

While this may come as a shock to some, those familiar with Lambert’s career may not be so surprised. Lambert, who is set to release his Sophomore solo album this March, was joined by Brian May and Roger Taylor during his finale performance on AI in 2009, and again at MTV European Music Awards later that year.

The tour is set to begin in May, but no tour dates or ticket prices have been revealed.

Speaking with Britain’s Daily Star, Lambert said:

“The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f–king great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”

Lambert goes on to make it clear he has no intentions of replacing or trying to outdo the talent of Freddie Mercury, stating:

“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 honour and one I’m in no way going to shirk… Being asked to front Queen is the best thing that can possibly happen.”

Admit it: As much as you do not want to see the “new” Queen, you kind want to see the “new” Queen. Am I right? Lambert is not the first name that may come to mind, but I say give it a chance. What’s the worst that could happen?

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  • Anonymous

    Adam has some wicked chops. I’d love to see it! 

  • He was PHENOMENAL fronting Queen at the MTVEMAs last October so, of course, he’s the perfect choice.