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Will We Be Rocked By A New Queen Tour?


shows with Adam Lambert this year appears to be on the horizon.

The group has scheduled a Thursday (March 6) press conference at New York's Madison Square Garden and is expected to announce shows, and possibly an extensive tour, with the former "American Idol" finalist, who performed with Queen on the show and has also played an assortment of dates fronting the group since 2012.

Lambert stepped in after former Bad Company and Free frontman Paul Rodgers ended his four-year tenure with the band in 2009. Drummer Roger Taylor previously told us that Lambert is a great fill-in for the late Freddie Mercury: "He's sensational. I describe him as almost a camp Elvis (Presley). He has this unbelievable range, 'cause Freddie had a great range. Adam can really cover it. He's an extraordinary singer and a real talent. I feel he fits into our sort of theatricality. It was very comfortable."

Taylor and guitarist Brian May are currently working on an album of outtakes and unfinished studio sessions, including some recordings Mercury made with Michael Jackson during 1983.