By Katrina Grant, EnStarz | Feb 03, 2012 04:14 PM EST
According to the Daily Star, American Idol alum, AdamLambert, will be joining Queen on their upcoming tour as the lead singer. Lambert will hit the road this summer with the original members guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.
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One of the shows will be played at Knebworth in England, where Queen played their final show with Freddie Mercury, their original lead singer in 1986, five years before he died.
"The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f---ing great songs," Lambert said. "It's to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of."
And Lambert is more than happy to honor the late Mercury.
"After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: 'You can't replace Freddie Mercury.' But I already knew that," he said. "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 ... Being asked to front Queen is the best thing that can possibly happen."
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