Drummer Roger Taylor has told Billboard that the band intend to make up for the cancellation of Sonisphere with two gigs at the Hammersmith Apollo in early July. These will be with vocalist Adam Lambert. They will also play a show in Moscow on June 30, as well as one in Kiev with Sir Elton John.
“We’re really excited about it,” says Taylor. “Adam has this unbelievable range, like Freddie [Mercury] had range. Adam can really cover it. He’s an extraordinary singer and a real talent. I feel he fits into our sort of theatricality.”
Taylor has also confirmed that Queen have been approached to perform at the closing ceremony for the Olympic Games. But he added: “I don’t think we’re meant to say too much about it yet.”
Queen currently have the biggest selling album of all time in the UK. Their 1981 Greatest Hits has sold nearly six million copies to date, which is close to a million more than the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which is second on the official list.
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