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Adam Lambert says "magic will be on display" during his set with Queen at Sonisphere

Adam Lambert has spoken out about being given the fantastic opportunity to perform a full set as the frontman of iconic rock band Queen later this year. 

It was confirmed last night, after months of speculation, that the vocal superstar will reunite with Brian May and Roger Taylor for a one-off gig at the UK's Sonisphere Festival in July and he posted a statement on his official website about the honour of being asked to sing with Queen for a second time:

“I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon. The thought of sharing the stage for a full set is so beautifully surreal. I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory. He's a personal hero of mine and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band."

"I know the evening will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band I know magic will be on display.” 




Legendary guitarist May also added that the late Freddie Mercury would definitely approve of Lambert's talent and ability to fill his shoes for the performance. Tickets for Sonisphere will go on sale at 9am on Thursday, February 23. 

Watch an interview with Lambert and Queen from their joint set at the 2011 MTV EMAs below: