You might want to call your Dad for this one! Queen have announced that they will be back in the country in 2018. Although this only includes 50% of the original 4 piece band, American Idol alumni Adam Lambert is set to be returning as the lead vocalist for the tour.
This is the first time that the band are officially touring since their 2014 tour which Lambert was also a part of. Lucky enough to have attended, while Freddie Mercury could never in history ever be replaced, Adam Lambert did the band justice. He avoided replicating Freddie in any form and stuck to his own of which the audience appreciated, especially come the Freddie tribute.
The band have said that they are digging a little deeper this year. Rumours have surfaced that the band may focus the tour on their 1977 album News of the World, as it marks its 40th anniversary. The band’s drummer Roger Taylor said the show will differ from previous performances.
“We’re planning on doing stuff we either haven’t done before or haven’t done for a long time,” he said. “We started as an albums band, that’s what we were. The fact that we had hits was just a byproduct. The general public know the hits, so you’ve got to cater for that. But we can chuck in a few things that people really don’t expect. We’ll do quite a bit more of that this time around.”
The band will perform shows at Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. Tickets go on sale June 23. See Ticketek for more details.