Back in March, when the Queen + Adam Lambert tour was first announced, Adam Lambert sat in the front lobby of Madison Square Garden and told reporters that playing the famed arena was a dream of his.
On July 17, Lambert's dream came true as he stood in front of a packed house (which included View host Whoopi Goldberg), stepping in for the late Freddie Mercury on a summer night that Queen guitarist Brian May said was filled with "magic."
"I’m a huge Queen fan,” Adam Lambert said shortly after he completed his run on season eight of American Idol. "Freddie’s the man. He's the voice. Just the musicianship required to sing that kind of music is really high. It's very melodic and rangy and dramatic and I appreciate all that."
FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT: A collection of greatest hits, including the singles "Whataya Want from Me" and "If I Had You," sends Adam Lambert back to the Billboard charts. Playlist enters the Top Internet Albums chart at No. 14 and Top Current Albums at No. 187.
While Adam Lambert fans patiently wait for new music, Sony Music will issue a collection of the singer's greatest hits for those who want to complete their collection of official releases by the American Idol season eight runner-up.
19 Recordings/RCA/Legacy Recordings will put out a "physical release" of the album, titled The Very Best of Adam Lambert, on May 27.
Adam Lambert and Queen have announced a 19-date North American tour, which will kick off June 19 at Chicago’s United Center and include stops at The Forum in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden in New York City.