Singer Adam Lambert has announced he
will perform with British rock group Queen.
“As many suspected, I can finally
confirm: I have been invited by Queen to sing one very special
concert! Sonisphere at Knebworth July 17th!” Lambert
tweeted to his more than 1.3 million followers. “Sorry to be coy
about the details the past few weeks, but I made a promise to keep it
under wraps as best I could. Gonna be a surreal night!”
The 30-year-old Lambert first discussed
joining Queen at the Sonisphere Festival in England in comments made
to the UK's Daily Star.
“The intention is to pay tribute to
Freddie [Mercury] and the band by singing some fucking great songs,”
he said. “It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an
energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”
His comments sparked rumors that he
would join the iconic rock band, which currently includes guitarist
Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Taylor and May formed the band
Smile, which Freddie Mercury altered to Queen when he joined.
Mercury died in 1991 of complications due to AIDS.
“I haven't confirmed any guest
appearances,” Lambert tweeted earlier this month. “I was talking
about the EMAs”
Lambert performed several songs with
Queen at last year's MTV European Music Awards (EMA) in Belfast.