Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Queen planning US tour with Adam Lambert

Queen guitarist Brian May says the band are planning a summer US tour with Adam Lambert.

"We've been talking to Adam Lambert, you know we've already done some gigs with Adam, who is amazing," May told BBC Radio 2 host Steve Wright. “We are ongoing, we can't help it. I think we all protested too much in the sense when Freddie went and we didn't want to talk about it and didn't want to be Queen for a while."

"But after a while,” he continued, “you realize that people wanna hear the songs and see us do things. So, no matter what you call it, Roger and I do do stuff, and I think we'll be doing some more stuff this summer in fact, probably in the States."

Queen have previously toured Europe with Lambert, the former American Idol contestant, and played the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas with him last fall.

This week, The Official Charts Company announced that Queen’s 198l “Greatest Hits” collection has become the first album to sell more than 6 million copies in the UK.

Queen’s “Greatest Hits” leads the all-time UK sales list, some 900,000 copies ahead of ABBA's "Gold", with The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in third.

Queen’s 1991 follow-up, “Greatest Hits II”, currently sits at No. 10 on the list, with UK sales of 3.9 million copies to date.

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