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Queen to release Queen Forever featuring unreleased Freddie Mercury songs

on May 26, 2014, 12:19pm

Queen have announced the release of a new posthumous album featuring unreleased songs sung by late frontman Freddie Mercury.

In an interview with BBC Radio (via Ultimate Classic Rock), guitarist Brian May revealed the compilation would likely be titled Queen Forever and surface by year’s end.

The included materials dates back to the 1980s, according to May, who added: “It is quite emotional. It is the big, big ballads and the big, big epic sound.”

May and bandmate Roger Taylor are handling the album’s restoration process themselves. “We had to start from scratch because we only had scraps,” May explained. “But knowing how it would have happened if we had finished it, I can sit there and make it happen with modern technology.”

May also previously revealed plans to release unreleased collaborations between Mercury and Michael Jackson. It’s unclear if that material is part of the Queen Forever compilation.

In the meantime, May and Taylor will hit the road next month with singer Adam Lambert for Queen’s first full-fledged North American tour in nearly a decade. See the full docket below.

Queen with Adam Lambert 2014 Tour Dates:
06/19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
06/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
06/23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
06/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
06/26 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
06/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
07/01 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
07/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
07/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
07/09 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
07/10 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
07/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/14 – Montreal, QC 2 Bell Centre
07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
07/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/19 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/20 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/23 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
07/25 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
07/26 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
07/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/22 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena
08/26 – Sydney, AU @ Allphones Arena
08/29 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
09/01 – Brisbane AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre

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