Queen + Adam Lambert To Release First Album Together

Queen + Adam Lambert have performed 218 shows together but have yet to release an album…. Until now.

Queen + Adam Lambert have just announced they will be releasing Live Around the World worldwide on October 2nd. They first performed together in 2009 when Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared on American Idol when Adam Lambert was a contestant.

Together, they have gone from strength to strength, touring the world performing Queen classics. Due to COVID-19, they had to cancel their UK and European summer tour which they would have just been finishing. Initially, they took to YouTube and streamed a special Tour Watch Party, which was an hour-long show of highlights from their previous live shows. The stream received a lot of positive feedback from the fans worldwide.  

“We hadn’t really watched those clips before, we were always too busy touring,” says Roger Taylor. “We weren’t aware of how good the band sounded. So we thought, well, maybe there’s a live album of highlights of concerts that we’ve done over the last eight years with Adam Lambert to be made.”
 
To follow on from this and to continue to fill the gap left from being unable to attend live shows, they have now confirmed they will release their first live album together. It will be released on CD, CD & DVD, CD & Blu-ray, and Vinyl. The compilation will include highlights captured from over 200 shows.
 
Brian May said of the live album, “As we all grapple with the challenge of creating live shows in a world dominated by a formidable viral enemy, it seemed the perfect time for us to create a collection of hand-picked live highlights from our Queen shows over the last 7 years with our brother Adam Lambert.
May continues: “It’s a first! As you watch and listen to these tracks you’ll be journeying all around the world with us, and experiencing a complete virtual live set. The collection climaxes in Sydney earlier this year when, in support Fire Fight Australia, we recreated the complete Queen Live Aid set. It was a historic event for a great cause – with perhaps the highest adrenaline level since the original Live Aid in 1985. It makes me particularly happy that we can now share this unique moment with the whole world.”
 
Adam Lambert added, “When we couldn’t tour this year we wanted to give the fans something in place of that, and a Live album just felt right. It’s the first time we have released an album together and we have had a lot of fun putting it together, picking out favorite performances over the past seven years.”
 

The postponed UK and European tour has now been rescheduled from May 23, 2021, in Bologna, Italy, wrapping up in Madrid, Spain, on July 7. This tour includes a 10-day residency at London’s The O2 Arena in June.

 
Queen + Adam Lambert Live Around the World
 
CD / VINYL TRACKLIST
“Tear It Up” (May) The O2, London, UK, 02/07/2018  
“Now I’m Here” (May) Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014  
“Another One Bites The Dust” (Deacon) Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014  
“Fat Bottomed Girls” ft. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (May) American Airlines Center, Dallas, USA, 2019  
“Don’t Stop Me Now” (Mercury) Rock In Rio, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016  
“I Want To Break Free” (Deacon) Rock In Rio, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016  
“Somebody To Love” (Mercury) Isle of Wight Festival, UK, 2016  
“Love Kills” (The Ballad) (Mercury/Moroder) iHeart Radio Theater, Los Angeles, USA, 2014  
“I Was Born To Love You” (Mercury) Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014  
“Under Pressure” (Queen/Bowie) Global Citizen Festival, New York, USA, 2019  
“Who Wants To Live Forever” (May) Isle of Wight Festival, UK, 2016  
“The Show Must Go On” (Queen) The O2, London, UK, 04/07/2018  
“Love Of My Life” (Mercury) The O2, London, UK, 02/07/2018  
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“Radio Ga Ga” (Taylor) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“Ay-Ohs” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“Hammer To Fall” (May) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“We Will Rock You” (May) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“We Are The Champions” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
  
DVD / BLU-RAY TRACKLIST  
“Tear It Up” (May) The O2, London, UK, 02/07/2018  
“Now I’m Here” (May) Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014  
“Another One Bites The Dust” (Deacon) Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014  
“Fat Bottomed Girls” ft. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (May) American Airlines Center, Dallas, USA, 2019  
“Don’t Stop Me Now” (Mercury) Rock In Rio, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016  
“I Want To Break Free” (Deacon) Rock In Rio, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016  
“Somebody To Love” (Mercury) Isle of Wight Festival, UK, 2016  
“Love Kills” (The Ballad) (Mercury/Moroder) iHeart Radio Theater, Los Angeles, USA, 2014  
“I Was Born To Love You” (Mercury) Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan, 2014  
“Drum Battle” (Taylor) Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia, 2014  
“Under Pressure” (Queen/Bowie) Global Citizen Festival, New York, USA, 2019  
“Who Wants To Live Forever” (May) Isle of Wight Festival, UK, 2016  
“The Guitar Solo” (Last Horizon) (May) The O2, London, UK, 2018  
“The Show Must Go On” (Queen) The O2, London, UK, 04/07/2018  
“Love Of My Life” (Mercury) The O2, London, UK, 02/07/2018  
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“Radio Ga Ga” (Taylor) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“Ay-Ohs” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“Hammer To Fall” (May) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“We Will Rock You” (May) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
“We Are The Champions” (Mercury) Fire Fight Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, 2020  
 
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