Posthumous albums must be a ll the rage this year because the remaining member of Queen have revealed plans to release an album with tracks featuring Freddie Mercury that previously were unreleased.
In an interview with BBC Radio, guitarist Brian May revealed the plans and that the compilation would be titled, Queen Forever and will probably be released by the end of the year.
According to May, some of the tracks can be traced as far back as the 1980s. In the interview, he also unveiled that he and fellow bandmate, Roger Taylor will be heading up the restoration process for the songs. “We had to start from scratch because we only had scraps,” May explained. “But knowing how it would have happened if we had finished it, I can sit there and make it happen with modern technology.”
Previously, May had also revealed plans to release a never-before-released track that featured a collaboration between Mercury and Michael Jackson. So far, the track still has not been released, but there might be a chance that the song will appear on the upcoming compilation.
While nothing will ever be as “epic” as having Freddie Mercury in the flesh, the band have gone ahead and kept on going and will be heading out on tour this Summer with former American Idol contestant, Adam Lambert. This won’t be the first time that the former reality television show contestant has performed with the rest of the iconic band. Lambert performed with Queen on American Idol and went on a short tour with them across the pond. And no, according to Lambert, he has no intention of replacing one of his idols.
Check out their upcoming tour dates below.
2014 QUEEN featuring ADAM LAMBERT TOUR:
06/19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
06/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
06/23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
06/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
06/26 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
06/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/01 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
07/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
07/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/09 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
07/10 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
07/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/14 – Montreal, QC 2 Bell Centre
07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
07/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/19 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/20 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/23 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
07/25 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/26 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
07/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/22 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena
08/26 – Sydney, AU @ Allphones Arena
08/29 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
09/01 – Brisbane AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre