Queen + Adam Lambert are teasing an upcoming new release. Details are minimal at present, but band have shared a short teaser clip on social media which you can check out below. At present, no further details are available.
— Queen (@QueenWillRock) August 19, 2020
Despite the lockdown, the band have remained busy. Two weeks ago, they again pledged their support for raising funds and awareness of the Covid-19 pandemic by releasing special limited edition CD and 7” vinyl versions of their lockdown track, “You Are The Champions.”
Both versions of the new formats are limited to 3000 copies each and will be numbered. They are available to pre-order exclusively through Queen’s online store, with the release date set for August 21.
Recorded in lockdown between their homes in London, Cornwall and Los Angeles, the Queen + Adam Lambert version of the classic Queen track was first revealed on the band’s Instagram accounts.
Overwhelmed with calls for the track to be made available to download, the resulting ‘virtual jam’ version titled “You Are The Champions” was made available on all streaming and download services at the end of April.
Proceeds of the new formats released will again go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization powered by the United Nations Foundation to support frontline workers.
Earlier this year, Queen + Adam Lambert also rescheduled their upcoming 27-date UK & European ‘Rhapsody’ tour for 2021. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show dates. Ticket holders are advised to contact their point of purchase for information on ticket exchanges for the 2021 dates.
Prior to lockdown, the band had enjoyed performing one of their biggest ever tours with their massively successful six-week stadium tour of South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, playing to audiences reaching up to 60,000 a night. The trek also included a special appearance at the Sydney Fire Fight Australia benefit concert for bushfire relief, for which the band reprised their iconic 22-minute Live Aid set, helping raise $9.5 million to help those affected by Australia’s massive bushfires.