Queen + Adam Lambert had to call off their summer tour plans due to the pandemic, but they’ve decided to make it up to fans by releasing their first live album and concert film, Queen + Adam Live Around the World. It was taped at concerts throughout various tours of the past six years and will come out October 2nd on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl.
“We hadn’t really watched those clips before; we were always too busy touring” drummer Roger Taylor says. “We weren’t aware of how good the band sounded. So we thought, well, maybe there’s a live album of highlights of concerts that we’ve done over the last eight years with Adam Lambert to be made.”
“As we all grapple with the challenge of creating live shows in a world dominated by a formidable viral enemy,” guitarist Brian May adds, “it seemed the perfect time for us to create a collection of hand-picked live highlights from our Queen shows over the last seven years with our brother Adam Lambert.”
The album is heavy on hits like “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Under Pressure and “Now I’m Here,” although there are lesser-known songs like “Tear It Up” and “I Was Born to Love You.” It ends with the band’s February 16th, 2020 set at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia, where they recreated their legendary Live Aid medley as part of the Fire Fight benefit concert.