From the Express.
Queen + Adam Lambert have just completed the first leg of a mammoth new stadium tour. After the North American dates, the band is taking a break for a few months before hitting the road in Australia and Asia. UK and European fans still have a nervous wait to find out if the tour will make it over here. However, May just dropped some huge news that will thrill fans wherever in the world they are.
The songwriter and guitarist keeps his million Instagram followers regularly updated with his life on and off stage.
May was explaining to fans he needed a few days to recover from the end of the tour: “The return to ‘normal’ life plus East-bound jet lag always wipes me out. It’s such a massive adjustment – it’s like my body and soul go into a kind of leaden disbelief. So I kinda shut down – and I just don’t feel capable of putting out stuff to the world…
“In the quietness of life back home it feels like it was all a dream – but a dream with some very wonderful moments. For me, I need a few more days of detox from iPhone and social media.”
And then, right at the end of the heartfelt post, he casually dropped absolutely enormous news.
One fan’s upper case two-word response summed it up: “NEW ALBUM!”
May and Queen bandmate Roger Taylor have constantly debated whether or not there would ever be any new material from the band. New frontman Adam Lambert has also added his opinion. Ultimately it has usually boiled down to a rather vague “never say never.”
So, what does this new tease from May mean?
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All the videos, photographs and social media posts from the North American tour have reinforced what a huge undertaking it was, with more dates still to come.
It seems difficult to believe the band would have had any time – or energy – to work on new material in the middle of such a hectic schedule.
What seems much more likely is that there could be a live album on the way, recorded at some of the shows on the tour.
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- Queen - Play The Game - White label design - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.60, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 26-May-2022 10:34)on May 26, 2022 at 2:29 pm
QUEEN Play The Game (1980 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre , featuring an alternative white label design with the old name logo and black text, also includes the track A Human Body, plain die-cut card sleeve EMI5076)
- Queen - A Day At The Races - Portugese - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 17-May-2022 12:02)on May 26, 2022 at 2:29 pm
QUEEN A Day at the Races (1976 Portuguese issue 10-track vinyl LP featuring Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody To Love and Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve has some light ringwear and edgewear; the vinyl has a few light surface scuffs, not affecting play. An excellent copy and great collection filler)
- Queen - Jazz + Poster - Canadian - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 10:25)on May 26, 2022 at 2:29 pm
QUEEN Jazz (1978 Canadian 13-track vinyl LP, the seventh studio album including the singles Bicycle Race, Fat Bottomed Girls and Don't Stop Me Now, embossed gatefold picture sleeve with a deletion cut in the top right corner, complete with original picture inner & large fold out poster featuring nude female cyclists. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played with the poster in near 'as new' condition 6E-166)
- Queen - A Day At The Races - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.50, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 10:31)on May 26, 2022 at 2:29 pm
QUEEN A Day At The Races (1976 UK 10-track LP, the fifth studio album from the legendary British band, including Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody To Love & Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy, gatefold picture sleeve with die-cut picture inner. The sleeve,which still displays 'vintage' price sticker, shows some edgewear and general scuff marks, typical to this issue, whilst the vinyl appears barely played EMTC104)
- Queen - Sheer Heart Attack - 180gram Red Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.80, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 11:31)on May 26, 2022 at 2:29 pm
QUEEN Sheer Heart Attack (2015 UK limited edition 13-track remastered LP issue of their 1974 album now pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Red Vinyl, including Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, Killer Queen and Brighton Rock. The vinyl appears barely played and comes housed within the picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. This pressing was only available exclusively in 'The Queen Studio Collection' box set)