Queen + Adam Lambert dedicated their
Isle of Wight Festival set to those killed and injured in a mass
shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub on Sunday.
Forty-nine people died and dozens were
injured when a lone gunman opened fire in the Pulse nightclub.
According to several reports, the group
played a two-hour set.
Lambert, who has been touring with
original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor for several years,
dedicated Who Wants To Live Forever to the victims of Sunday's
“This song is dedicated to those who
lost their lives last night in Orlando, Florida, and anyone who has
been a victim of senseless violence or hatred,” Lambert
told the crowd.
Footage of Queen frontman Freddie
Mercury, who died from AIDS complications in 1991, played throughout
“Thank you to the rock-n-roll royalty
that I get to share a stage with, Brian May and Roger Taylor,”
Lambert said. “This is one of the biggest honors in my life.
There will always be, for all time, one Freddie.”