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 Flash Gordon (1980 UK 18-track LP, featuring music from the ultra camp motion picture, housed in a striking yellow picture sleeve with die-cut credits inner. The sleeve has some evident edgewear & the vinyl grades Excellent with few signs of play EMC3351)
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QUEEN Thank God It's Christmas (1984 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including the Extended versions of Man On The Prowl and Keep Passing The Open Windows, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve has a few minor storage marks and the vinyl has a few light surface scuffs - an excellent example 12QUEEN5)
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QUEEN Radio Ga Ga (1984 UK 3-track 12" single featuring the Extended Mix & Instrumental, plus I Go Crazy, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor ring wear & the vinyl is Excellent & has just a few light scuffs to indicate play 12QUEEN1)
- Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever - EX - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 01-Aug-2020 17:47)on August 3, 2020 at 9:38 am
QUEEN Who Wants To Live Forever (1986 UK 4-track 12" single, featuring the 7" & Album versions, along with Killer Queen and the Piano Version of Forever, glossy 'Highlander' picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some minor wear and remains excellent, whilst the vinyl appears barely played. We rarely see this release, offered here at an advantageous price 12QUEEN9)
- Queen - Under Pressure - Dutch - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 01-Aug-2020 17:44)on August 3, 2020 at 9:38 am
QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE Under Pressure (1981 Dutch 12" vinyl single, also including Soul Brother, within the unique glossy black & white title sleeve with lyrics on the back and 'Import' sticker on the front. The sleeve displays some minor general wear and the vinyl has just a few signs of play, overa an excellent example 1A052Z-64626)