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Adam Lambert Channels Freddie Mercury in Queen Classic 'Somebody to Love' in Las Vegas - VIDEO

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Back in March we reported that Adam Lambert and Queen were set to embark on a 24-date North American tour. TALCvids yesterday uploaded footage of Lambert and Queen performing "Somebody To Love" in Las Vegas over the weekend.

The tour continues July 9th in Houston and ends July 28th in Toronto.

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Adam Lambert Slays Rare Track 'Love Kills' As Queen's New Frontman: VIDEO

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Queen's new frontman Adam Lambert performed a rare, 30-year-old Freddie Mercury track called "Love Kills" during their live iHeartRadio show this week in anticipation of the band's upcoming 17-city U.S. summer tour.

Yahoo music gives some background:

"Love Kills" is a relatively obscure song, but Queen fanatics definitely know (and love) it. It was late, great original Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's first song recorded as a solo artist, and was featured on electronic music legend Giorgio Moroder's soundtrack for the 1984 rerelease of Fritz Lang's classic 1927 silent film, Metropolis.

While the track wasn't necessarily well-received at the time (it was actually nominated for "Worst Original Song" at the 1985 Razzie Awards), it did make it to No. 10 on the U.K. singles chart, and it went on to become a cult classic. According to Queen's publicist, Queen never performed "Love Kills" live with Freddie, who died in 1991. Freddie never performed it solo, either. 

You can compare Lambert's version to Mercury's orginal below.

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Queen To Release Unheard Freddie Mercury Tracks In New Album

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Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May recently confirmed the band’s plans to release a new album by the end of the year that will contain previously unheard tracks sung by the band’s iconic and now deceased frontman Freddie Mercury. The album’s rumored title is Queen Forever.

DigitalSpy.com reports:

The unreleased songs date back to the 1980s and feature Mercury's vocals over recently recorded instrumental tracks, which will be merged together using ProTools.

May discussed what the album will sound like, explaining: "It is quite emotional. It is the big, big ballads and the big, big epic sound."

The Queen guitarist disclosed that he is restoring the songs himself along with bandmate Roger Taylor.

May has previously revealed that Mercury's unreleased material includes a 1983 collaboration with Michael Jackson… it is unclear if the song will appear on Queen Forever.

Mercury died at age 45 from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS, just one day after he publicly announced he had the disease.

Queen will kick off their 17-date summer tour in Chicago on June 19; openly gay singer Adam Lambert will sing in Mercury’s place.


Adam Lambert Prepares to Channel Freddie Mercury In Queen's U.S. Tour: VIDEO

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Last week we reported that Adam Lambert would be going on tour with Queen for a 17-date U.S. run. Now, Euronews has posted video footage of the rockers' synergistic performance on stage as well as an update from a press conference where Lambert explained his Mercury idolatry and trepidation over taking on the legend's frontman status.

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Adam Lambert Announces 17 Date Tour with Queen: VIDEO

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Adam Lambert and Queen appeared on Good Morning America this morning to announce that Lambert will be frontman for the band on a 17-date summer tour starting in Chicago on June 19.

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