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Adam Lambert tells Queen fans: ‘I’m not trying to replace Freddie’

Adam Lambert tells Queen fans: ‘I’m not trying to replace Freddie’

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Adam Lambert is about to set out on tour again with original Queen band members Roger Taylor and Brian May.

The American Idol alum will be singing lead on such classics as Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions, Somebody to Love and other classic Queen hits.

But Lambert is upfront about not trying to fill the the shoes of the late Freddie Mercury,
the band’s original lead singer.

‘At some point every night I talk to the audience about it, like, “I know. I’m not Freddie,”‘ Lambert tells Time Magazine.

‘I’m not trying to replace him. It’s more a celebration of the legacy of the band – that’s the heart of the show.’

Although Lambert has a thriving solo career, the occasional tours with Taylor and May in recent years give him a chance to let loose in ways he may not be able to otherwise.

‘A handful of the songs in the set are absolutely ridiculous – high camp,’ he explains.

‘Because the audience already loves the song, I know I can push it as far as I want. It’s the most liberating thing.’