Queen release ‘The Rhapsody Tour’ trailer with Adam Lambert
Last year, Queen and Adam Lambert kicked off 2020 with a two-month tour of Asia and Oceania. Brian May, Roger Taylor and the singer’s Rhapsody Tour was then supposed to hit the UK and Europe in the summer but, of course, the pandemic arrived. With touring off the table for now, the band decided to release a live album to keep fan spirits high.
Alongside the audio version, some physical copies came with filmed versions of the band’s select live performances from across the last decade.
And now Queen and Adam Lambert: Live Around The World the Concert Film is coming to streaming as a download or rental.
Queen drummer Taylor made the announcement last week via his Instagram account.
The 71-year-old wrote: “Coming soon… Queen + Adam Lambert ‘Live Around The World’ the Concert Film, available to Download or Rent!”
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Taylor added: “Hot on the heels of the physical release last year, this compilation of concert highlights captured the world over and chosen personally by Brian May, myself and Adam Lambert from over 200 shows, will be available digitally to download or rent for the very first time!”
The release date for Queen and Adam Lambert: Live Around The World the Concert Film is January 29, 2021.
The selection of live concert highlights includes Brian May performing Love of My Life.
Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk, the 73-year-old said of all the songs included, performing this one was when he felt closest to Freddie Mercury.
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May said: “Well it has to be Love of My Life.”
The ballad, written by Freddie, originally featured on Queen’s 1975 album A Night at the Opera.
On performing it today, the Queen guitarist explained: “I have my solo spot, which is a moment where I really climb off my pedestal and get close to the audience; which I love to do.
“It’s nice to be rock star zooming around on stage, but it’s lovely to do the opposite and go down and be very intimate.”
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May continued: “So I can do anything I want there; loads of my own songs I could play, but the one I always want to play is Freddie’s Love of My Life.
“The way we’ve arranged it recently…it’s very strange, it’s very emotional doing it I have to say.
“I’m sitting there on a stool and in the old days it would have been Freddie right beside me, while I play acoustics.”
The Queen guitarist said how he plays the track on an acoustic guitar while singing, before saying something spontaneous about Freddie.
During the concert performance, a virtual Freddie appears on a screen behind Brian to sing the last verse.
May added: “It’s just a beautiful moment, I love it so much.
“By that time the audience have lit up all their phones and we have a moment.
“The crowning glory is Freddie coming on and tying the whole thing up with a great sense of humour as he always did have, which I think is the icing on the cake. And then he’s gone and that’s it.”
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