In 1991 lead singer and rock icon Freddie Mercury died from the wrath of AIDS. It was a sad day and remains so. It is awful to have such a fabulous artist die young and worse to have him pass with the stigma of a then misunderstood disease.
Brian May and the guys (for who really knows who they are…actually I do but I bet you dont) limped along and aged. What is occuring now is not only jaw dropping but disgusting. Sure to tarnish my entire memory bank of Queen as a band. I still looking to see if some outlet is going to admit this is a hoax.
Adam Lambert, the chiseled winner of the horrific American Idol talent show will be stepping on to the stage front and center with the band Queen..as Queen. Yes, Lambert has replaced Mercury and the entire world is just wrong now. I am stunned that the image of Queen could not be upheld and that greed stepped in for this tour. An unknown may have worked, a power ballad singer may have fit more easily but to have the annoying Idol winner in such a high position- its nothing short of repulsive.
In a statement, Lambert commented: “I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon. The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I’m honored 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 this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.”
I feel that if I wasnt such a lazy old beast I would go to these shows just to protest the atrocity. Cash over common sense and one of the most disrespectful consolation prizes I have ever seen. Honestly, I still think its a prank. I hope this tour is a financial disaster if only in memory of Freddie.
The tour will start at Chicago’s United Center on June 19 and finish up on July 20 at Washington DC. Figure out the dates yourself, I refuse to promote them.
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