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Queen to play "four shows this summer" with Adam Lambert

Queen drummer Roger Taylor has said that the band plan on playing four shows with Adam Lambert this summer.

They had already penned two dates in June and July - one in Moscow and one at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth - but the latter was dropped after the festival was recently cancelled.

However, Taylor told Billboard that they are set to play two dates in July at London's Hammersmith Apollo as an "alternative for some of the people who had bought tickets" for Sonisphere - and they also are planning a show with Elton John in Kiev. Taylor said:

"We're really excited about it. Adam...of course he has this unbelievable range, like Freddie (Mercury) had range. Adam can really cover it. He's an extraordinary singer and a real talent. I feel he fits into our sort of theatricality."

Taylor also hinted that he and bandmate Brian May have been asked to take part in an Olympic event later this year, but he said: "I don't think we're meant to say too much about it yet."




Watch Queen live at Wembley Stadium in 1986 below: