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A few months back, Adam Lambert joined Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor to play MTV’s EMAs. The gig marked the second well-received performance by the trio, the other being 2009’s American Idol finale. If new reports are to be believed however, those concerts might just be the first in a long series of shows.

Earlier today, the UK based Daily Star reported Lambert has agreed to join the two aforementioned legends this summer for a tour of Europe, culminating in a performance at Sonisphere, which was Queen’s last concert with their frontman all the way back in 1986. Freddie Mercury passed away in 1991 at the age of forty-five. He left behind legions of fans and arguably the greatest stage persona ever. There’s no way Lambert could ever live up to his lofty credentials, which is why the singer isn’t planning to try.
“There’s no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That’s impossible. The way I’m choosing to view it is that it’s a great honour and one I’m in no way going to shirk.”

The above quote is the reason why I think this tour would really work. Lambert has the voice and the charisma to do Freddie’s work justice, but he’s also enough of a music fan to know it’s an insult to try and fully replace the icon. You’ve got to put a bit of your own spin without totally losing the message. That’s a difficult job, but I think Lambert will be up to the challenge.

It’s important to note nothing about this has been officially confirmed, but given how much sense it makes, I think its probability of being true is high. Here’s to hoping it all goes so well the guys extend the tour to the States.