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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Queen & Adam Lambert to perform at Knebworth Park..!

When Freddie Mercury performed in 1986 for Queen’s final known concert at Knebworth Park he said “Earlier on there were rumours of us splitting up, but I mean – f*** ‘em – how can you split up when you have an audience like this.” 
Now a quarter of a century have since passed and rock legends Queen are to return to play a second concert at the venue that provided them with the setting for one of their biggest and most historic concerts. Queen’ Brian May and Roger Taylor today confirmed the band will headline the second day of this year’s Sonisphere Festival  appearing  at the festival home ground  Knebworth Park, Stevenage, on Saturday July 7.  
However they have a very interesting support act, when May and Taylor confirmed that for this special one-off concert –the band’s only UK concert appearance in 2012 – they will be joined by US singer-songwriter Adam Lambert.

The biggest Rock Band and American Idol winner first encountered each other during American Idol Season 8 in May 2009 where Lambert joined the band to perform We Are the Champions and have always hinted at a future collaboration, most recently with Taylor telling Billboard Magazine “"He (Adam)has grown into a really great performer with an astonishing voice with a range that's great. We would like to work with him again. There's nothing signed just yet but …it could be very exciting."

The Sonisphere 2012 Knebworth stage will at last provide an eager public the opportunity to see May, Taylor and Lambert delve deeper into exploring their very evident  artistic appreciation of one another. Brian May said  “Judging by my incoming mail, this decision will make a lot of people very happy.  It's a worthy challenge for us, and I'm sure Adam would meet with Freddie's approval! And what better place to revisit, and walk those emotional paths than Knebworth ?  It will be a rush.” 

Lambert adds:  “I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon. The thought of sharing the stage for a full set is so beautifully surreal. I'm honoured to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory. He's a personal hero of mine and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know the evening will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band I know magic will be on display.”
 Queen’s last performance at Knebworth Park, was with the great Freddie Mecury some twenty-six years ago ,  on the band’s monstrously successful Magic Tour which had spread out across Europe over eight weeks of that summer.  Over a million people had already paid to see them.

On what will undoubtedly rate as one of this summer’s most highly anticipated and emotionally charged concerts Queen’s Roger Taylor says: "I remember Knebworth as being the most incredible gig, with the most amazing audience and the sound on stage was utterly perfect. It was a fitting last stand before a live audience for Freddie. It will be a real challenge to complete the circle by returning with Adam."
We can’t wait..!

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