Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Queen drummer Roger Taylor announces new album and UK tour

Queen drummer Roger Taylor has announced dates for a fall 2021 UK solo tour in support of a new album entitled “Outsider.”

With the pandemic putting Queen + Adam Lambert’s UK and European tour on pause until 2022, the trek will mark Taylor’s first live performances outside Queen in over two decades.

Due October 1, “Outsider” is Taylor’s first album of new material since 2013’s “Fun On Earth.”

Dedicated to “all the outsiders, those who feel left on the sidelines”, the rocker recorded the project during lockdown.

“I’ve had a bit of a creative spurt and suddenly found myself with an album, which was lovely. It was a surprise!,” says Taylor. “I just found myself in the studio and they came out one after the other. It was a pleasure really.”

Set to open in Newcastle on October 2, the three-week fall series will see Taylor mix solo tracks with Queen classics when he is joined by a lineup that includes Queen + Adam Lambert’s keyboardist Spike Edney and supporting drummer Tyler Warren, plus guitarist Jason Falloon and Goldfrapp live players keyboardist Angie Pollock and bassist Charlie Jones.

“This is my modest tour,” explains Taylor. “I just want it to be lots of fun, very good musically, and I want everybody to enjoy it. I'm really looking forward to it. Will I be playing Queen songs too? Absolutely!” Roger Taylor
2021 UK tour

Oct 02 - Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
Oct 03 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
Oct 05 - York, UK @ Barbican
Oct 06 - Cardiff, UK @ St. David’s Hall
Oct 08 - Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
Oct 09 - Norwich, UK @ University East Anglia (Uea)
Oct 11 - Bath, UK @ Forum
Oct 12 - Bournemouth, UK @ O2 Academy
Oct 14 - Plymouth, UK @ Pavilions
Oct 15 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Oct 17 - Bexhill, UK @ De La Warr Pavilion
Oct 19 - Guildford, UK @ G Live
Oct 20 - Coventry, UK @ HMV Empire
Oct 22 - London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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