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Adam Lambert confirms he will perform with Queen

American Idol alum apologes for previously being coy about details
Adam Lambert
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After denying reports earlier this month, Adam Lambert confirmed via Twitter on Tuesday (21 February) that he will be joining the legendary rock group Queen this summer as its lead singer at the Sonisphere Festival this summer.

'As many suspected, I can finally confirm: I have been invited by Queen to sing one very special concert! Sonisphere at Knebworth July 7th!' Lambert wrote on his Twitter account.

UK's Daily Star had reported in early February that the American Idol alum would be stepping into the shoes of the late Freddie Mercury who died in 1991 and who last appeared with his band at Sonisphere.

After reports of the collaboration spread, Lambert took to Twitter to say that his quotes were taken out of context.

He apologized to fans in his latest Tweets: '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.'

He added: 'Gonna be a surreal night!'

Lambert first performed with original members Brian May and Roger Taylor when he joined them for We Are the Champions during the season 8 finale of American Idol.

The singer announced last week that his second album Trespassing, which had been scheduled to be released on March 20, has been delayed so he could continue to work on songs. No new date has been announced.

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