Grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, rock band Queen release a live album on Friday to cheer up “stuck at home” fans that showcases highlights of concerts from Rio to Sydney over the past seven years.
It will be the first live offering to feature singer Adam Lambert, the former “American Idol” contestant who tours with the band as a replacement for flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991.
The band’s planned European tour was cancelled this summer due to the pandemic.
“Hopefully it will give people a substitute for the real thing while they are stuck at home,” said Lambert.
“Live Around The World” includes their entire 22-minute set from the Fire Fight Australia charity concert in Sydney in February, where they performed Queen’s original 1985 Live Aid set in full including “Bohemian Rhapsody”,”We are the Champions” and the show-stopping “Radio Ga Ga”.