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Post by Q3 on May 9, 2020 23:35:03 GMT -5
Queen and Adam Lambert tour CONCERNS: ‘We have to rethink absolutely everything’ Brian May
QUEEN and Adam Lambert's tour has already been postponed until next year but Brian May has concerns for performing in a post-pandemic world.
By GEORGE SIMPSON
PUBLISHED: 14:07, Sat, May 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:18, Sat, May 9, 2020
Queen and Adam Lambert have already toured through Asia and Oceania this year. And the band were set to embark on a UK and European leg later this month and into the summer before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Since then the dates have been postponed until 2021, yet Brian May still has concerns for the concerts.
Speaking on BBC’s Newscast this week, the Queen guitarist said: “I don’t know if it’s going to be appropriate to be putting 18,000 people in a confined space and playing music to them.
“I think we all have to look at this very carefully.”
Aside from social distancing, the 72-year-old has been campaigning on his Instagram page for the world to not return to business as usual as the environment has benefitted from the halting of human activity.
May asked: “Will it be appropriate for people to be charging around the world on jumbo jets and using up fossil fuels and polluting the Earth? I’m not sure.”
He added: “I think we have to rethink absolutely everything.”
When Queen and Adam Lambert’s tour was postponed a year, May released a statement.
He said: “We’re very sad to announce the postponement of our summer shows in Europe, although, in the present crazy state of the world, it cannot be a surprise to our fans.
“Those incredible scenes at our concerts just over a month ago now seem like an impossibly distant dream.”
May added: “We were so lucky to be able to complete that tour, running just ahead of the wave that was about to break on us.
“I know many of our fans are having similar moments of disbelief and bewilderment out there.
“Of course, we would have gone ahead with the dates had it been humanly possible.
“The good news is that we do NOW have a PLAN B ready to roll. If you hold on to your tickets they will be valid for the rescheduled shows. God willing, we will be there with bells on!”