After delivering a show-stopping opening performance at the Oscars, Queen and Adam Lambert have an even more exciting gig in the works. Lambert announced on Monday that the duo will be releasing a documentary titled The Show Must Go On – The Queen + Adam Lambert Story that’s set to air April 29 on ABC.
Lambert took to Twitter to announce the upcoming project, saying he was “so excited” about the documentary. “So excited about our documentary “The Show Must Go On – The Queen + Adam Lambert Story” airing on @ABCNetwork on April 29th!! @QueenWillRock”
According to a press release, the film will follow the behind-the-scenes activities between Lambert and original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor since Lambert’s American Idol debut in 2009. The pair first performed together singing ‘We Are the Champions’ on the reality TV show and then decided to work together on a larger scale through several tours, eventually creating the Queen + Adam Lambert brand.
The documentary will contain “rare concert footage” and promises “brand-new interviews” with Lambert, his parents Leila and Eber, Brian May and Roger Taylor, Simon Cowell, Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins. The project will be a two-hour special that will focus on the rise of a collaboration that would lead to “200 sold-out show in arenas and stadiums across the world.”
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Lambert and Queen announced a joint North American tour this past December. The Rhapsody Tour is set to begin this summer on 10 July in Vancouver, British Columbia and finish up on 23 August in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Of the band’s forthcoming shows, Lambert said: “We have been designing a brand-new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!”
Queen remain vanguards of rock in the 21st century. They scored their first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980 and soared through that decade performing in stadiums, including their landmark 1985 performance at Live Aid which was seen by three billion people worldwide.
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