Roger Taylor Reveals Queen Has “Big Plans” For Next Year
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Roger Taylor, drummer and founding member of Queen, performs onstage during the Cal Jam 18 Pop Up concert at Hollywood Palladium on August 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
He Says He “Can’t Wait”
Queen drummer Roger Taylor recently released his sixth solo studio album, “Outsider”. He recorded the material at his home in Cornwall during the lockdown. This was how he kept himself busy during the pandemic after Queen + Adam Lambert concerts were postponed to 2022. In support of his new LP, Taylor is also set to embark on a 14-date solo tour.
In a new exclusive interview with UCR, Taylor also discussed his main gig with Queen, which he referred to as “the mothership”.
“After [my solo] tour, I’ll take a rest. Then we have a big Queen tour next year,” he said. “The mothership goes out, and I can’t wait. It’s Europe. We’d love to come back to the States, because it’s so great. It works so well there, and everything is easier to organize. We’re out in May, June and July all over Europe. We’re going to do 10 big nights in London. Maybe 11.”
“We’re looking forward to it. Brian [May] and I are really looking forward to it,” he continued. “I know Adam [Lambert] is too. That’s our next major outing. But we’d love to come to America.”
Taylor added that their “set list might change” but “the old monumental anthems will be in there.”