American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has claimed that he is set to join Queen as their new frontman for a tour this summer.
Lambert, who reportedly impressed the band when he teamed up with them to perform classic tracks including ‘The Show Must Go On’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ at the MTV European Music Awards last November, told the Daily Star that he had “no intention” of trying to replace the group’s original frontman Freddie Mercury.
“The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of,” he said. “After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of backlash from people saying: ‘You can’t replace Freddie Mercury.’ But I already knew that. 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.”