The lead singer of Queen has been dead for some time and the legendary rock band has been looking to replace Freddy Mercury, but the band may have finally found a new frontman, a report said.
You might remember Adam Lambert from American Idol about 6 years ago. He didn’t win but there has been plenty of work for him since then, the Master Herald said.
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The 32-year old has been singing with Queen and according to sources, he can fill the shoes of Mercury. In sort of a weird twist, Lambert actually did a few of Queen’s more popular songs while moving through the ranks of American Idol, the website said.
The band still has its original members on the guitar and the drums. Queen with Adam Lambert has been on tour and the critics are raving. Until now, there were plenty of critics that thought there could be no Queen without Freddie Mercury, the Herald said.
The band has been on tour with more than 30 dates already completed, and is now traveling across the United Kingdom. Those who remember seeing Queen many years ago remember that Mercury was very flamboyant on stage, and that seems to be the case with Lambert, according to sources. There is no reason that Lambert should feel the need to impersonate the legend, but come critics are saying that he is seemingly doing that without trying, the website said.
Lambert is reportedly a very big fan of the band and was only 9 years old when Mercury died, but that does not stop him from saying “I love him just as much as you.” It appears that he is a success with Queen, and in an interview a couple of months ago, Lambert revealed that he was very nervous that fans would think he was trying to replace the legendary singer, the Herald said.
Lambert toured with the band throughout the summer and said that he was “pinching himself” the entire time because he was not able to believe that he is now the lead singer. Knowing that it was an almost impossible task, Lambert took to the job as cautiously as he could. That mindset has garnered him reactions from critics saying he is simply “stealing the show”,
This month there are just three U.K. dates of the tour remaining but the group will return for three dates at the end of February. The group has wowed audiences up and down the country, including two dates this past weekend at London’s O2 Arena, Unreality Primetime said.
The website said Lambert “is a massive talent and his name is spreading like wildfire after each performance. Vocally, he’s on point but it’s not just that, Adam puts on a show, interacts with the audience and brings back memories of great music from the past.”
As for other reviews, The Telegraph described Lambert as “One of the world’s greatest vocalists” and added “Lambert has brought dazzling showmanship and style back to the band”.
The Daily Record said, “This guy leaves pretty much everyone in the dust. Seriously. He’s that good”, while The Guardian stated, “A star is born”.