Brian May ‘It’s been hard keeping this secret’ Queen star reveals his ‘Jewel in the crown’

Brian May loves keeping in touch with his devoted fans on social media. He doesn’t just post announcements and career boosting news, he shares his feelings and personal thoughts. So it is fitting that he posted a heartfelt message for everyone is morning as the band made a huge announcement. This was one big secret that was worth keeping.

At midnight, Brian – along with Universal Records, John Taylor and Adam Lambert – announced a new album.

Queen + Adam Lambert Live Around the World isn’t just a straightforward recording of a concert.

The band have gone through all their live performances from the last seven years and picked out their favourite moments.

Brian’s pride and happiness shine in his new message for fans below.

Brian wrote: “It’s been hard keeping this a secret!!!

“An immense amount of work has gone into this live compilation from our brilliant team.

“The tracks have been chosen from our shows literally all around the world over the last few years – and the vision and sound mixes perfected and blended to make a seamless one-off dream QAL show.

I’m personally excited to see how this grabs you folks. It’s quite a trip.”

He also revealed his highlight from the album and, indeed, the last seven years.

Brian added: “There are a lot of highlights, but for me the jewel in the crown is the final segment – which brings to the wide world for the first time COMPLETE our revisited LIVE AID set which we delivered in Sydney For the FIREFIGHT AUSTRALIA benefit concert early this year – just before the Pandemic hit us all.

“These are dreams of futures past. Visions of a live show world which may or may not ever be possible again.

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Queen and Adam Lambert joined a superstar lineup in Sydney on February 16 this year.

The concert was in aid of all the communities and emergency service workers who had battled the extraordinary blazes across the continent.

For the first time ever, Brian May and the band recreated the entire 22-minute Live Aid set, right down to Lambert bringing Freddie Mercury’s famous Ay-Oh calls to the crowd.

Queen and Adam Lambert have performed over 200 shows since they started this collaboration soon after Brian May and Roger Taylor spotted Lambert competing on American Idol.

An idea was born which came to full fruition last year when they embarked on the huge Rhapsody Tour.

After selling out stadiums across North America, Australasia and Asia, the tour was supposed to finish its run in Europe this Spring and Summer.

The global pandemic halted plans, but the 27 dates are currently rescheduled for 2021.

Queen and Adam Lambert: Live Around The World can be pre-ordered here.

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