Singer Adam Lambert, who gained fame when he appeared on “American Idol,” will join the classic rock band, Queen, in a North American tour this summer, Lambert and original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor announced today in an appearance on “Good Morning America”. While the combination featuring Lambert with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared on “American Idol” in May and at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September, the team-up has pretty much limited its performances to Europe and the U.K. But that will change beginning June 19 in the Windy City followed by a westward run across Canada’s provinces, returning to the U.S. July 1 when the tour stops in San Jose, Chicago, New York and many more.
“I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” Lambert said. “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I’m honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie’s memory; he’s a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.”