Adam Lambert, the charismatic vocalist who has been fronting the legendary band Queen since 2011, recently opened up about his deep admiration for the group’s original frontman, Freddie Mercury.
Following his well-deserved recognition with the International Award at the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards in London last Friday (June 30th), Lambert took the opportunity to express his heartfelt sentiments towards Freddie Mercury, acknowledging that while he now performs Queen’s iconic songs, he could never truly “replace” the incomparable Freddie Mercury or his enduring legacy.
During an interview with Marco Gandolfi, the Editor-in-Chief of Music News, at the event, Lambert passionately stated, “Let’s be clear, there is no replacing Freddie Mercury. It’s an impossible task. Freddie Mercury is a mythical icon of rock. Not only did he pour his heart and soul into every song, but he also penned a remarkable number of them.”
Expanding further, Lambert emphasized, “Most of these songs tell his own story. Without Freddie Mercury’s recorded works, I wouldn’t be where I am today in my musical journey.
He is an extraordinary inspiration who has provided me with all the necessary ingredients to succeed on stage. That’s why I approach this project as a celebration and a profound tribute to his enduring spirit.”
Looking ahead, fans can anticipate an exhilarating experience as Queen and Adam Lambert embark on the highly anticipated Rhapsody Tour across the United States this fall.
The tour promises to be a spectacular showcase, paying homage to the immortalized legacy of Freddie Mercury, while showcasing Adam Lambert’s exceptional talent as he joins forces with the iconic band to create a powerful and unforgettable musical experience.