Shows featuring Adam Lambert and Queen
have been named 2012's best live act.
According to a poll by Gigwise,
the performances top fans' favorite live shows.
The performances featured Lambert
stepping in for the late Freddie Mercury, Queen's frontman.
A July 12 scheduled performance at
Sonisphere 2012 in Knebworth Park, England was canceled when
organizers scrapped the musical festival.
Two shows at London's Hammersmith
Apollo, however, proceeded as scheduled.
Queen 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.
Lambert recently named touring with
Queen one of the high points in his career.
“There's been a couple of things over
the past couple of years,” Lambert told Wendy
Williams. “A Grammy nomination was cool – 2 years ago. That
felt very validating. This summer I toured with Queen. We did 3
shows in Eastern Europe, 3 shows in the UK. They were crazy. It was
crazy. I was completely intimidated and honored all at the same
time, and I learned a lot. And Brian May and Roger Taylor, they're
so great. … Almost paternal – come sing for us.”