As Queen prepare to rock North America again, Roger Taylor has admitted that their current frontman, vocalist Adam Lambert, is a better fit for the band than was their previous collaborator, esteemed British blues-rock singer Paul Rodgers.
Taylor and Brian May’s new 24-date run through the US and Canada kicks off at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday (June 19), with shows running through to July 28 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. “Paul has one of the greatest rock voices but it’s more blues- and soul-orientated I would have thought,” Taylor told the Toronto Sun. “I would say, with all due respect to Paul, that Adam is more suited to a lot of our material and whereas we had great tours with Paul, I think Adam is more naturally at home with us.”
“But we had a great time with Paul, no doubt about it,” added May. “It kind of stretched it to a new place and, I think, a thoroughly good experience. But Adam….like us, he has many, many colors, so we can explore some of those strange excursions that Queen likes to.”
After the North American dates, Queen and Lambert move on to five shows in Australia from August 22.