News > NME Queen 2005 Tour Report

Added on 14-Dec-2004

Here is what NME had to say...DON'T STOP THEM NOW!

Rock legends QUEEN are to reform for a tour next year - with

Seventies rocker PAUL RODGERS replacing deceased legend FREDDIE

MERCURY on vocals.

Queen guitarist Brian May confirmed the news in a posting on his

official website

A UK tour will definitely go ahead, with the possibility of a

European leg and a world tour under discussion. The tour will

feature material by both Queen and Rodgers, one-time vocalist with

both Free and Bad Company.

The statement on May's website reads: "It really all came about

because of the Fender 50th Anniversary gig that I did with Paul

Rodgers. We were both so amazed at the chemistry that was going on

in 'All Right Now', that suddenly it seems blindingly obvious that

there was something happening here."

While Queen's drummer Roger Taylor is definitely taking part, there

is no news on whether bass player John Deacon will get involved.

Queen stopped touring in 1986, after frontman Mercury fell ill. He

died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991.

Submitted by: Richard Orchard

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