Friday, March 30, 2012

Queen are looking for a new place to perform in the UK after Sonisphere was cancelled

Queen issued a statement, expressing their regret that they could not perform at the same venue as their last show with former singer Freddie Mercury in 1986, but adding they are still hoping to play this summer.

The message read: "We are disappointed to hear of the cancellation of the Sonisphere festival, particularly as the venue was Knebworth, our last stand with Freddie."

"We apologise for the disappointment to all those who were looking forward to seeing us. We are working to see if we can redress the situation at some other venue."

Organisers of Sonisphere have promised all fans who bought tickets a refund, and said it is with a "heavy heart" they had to cancel the show.

A statement on their official website read: "Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere's audience would rightly expect."

Adam Lambert tweeted about the cancelation, expressing his disappointment: “While I’m sad that the Sonisphere festival has been cancelled, I’m hopeful that Queen and I will share a stage again someday in the future.”

credit: NZCity

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  1. They really need to come to the U.S.!!!!!!!!!!! So many from here were going to fly to the U.K. to see them. They could do the east and west coast. Bet they could fill stadiums easily.

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  3. I so hope you can find a new venue! Seeing you with Adam at the EMA's was a beyond belief Happening! It was so exciting seeing Brian and Adam walk that long runway stage. Adam has that same showmanship as Freddie and both voices are beyond comprehension. who else but Adam could do Freddie Justice. The same yet different, and each help make Queen's Music come alive and want to rock to forever! There will never be another Freddie, but I am so glad Queen and Adam found each other because you make some rocking out of this world music together! So Fierce yet so touchingly remembering Queen and Freddie. The greatest Band and music ever!!

  4. So glad you are looking for another venue. Good luck and can't wait for this concert to happen

  5. Please, please, find another option! So many of us were wild about the pairing of QUEEN and Adam Lambert! It just has to happen, somewhere, some how!
    The EMA show was an amazing taste of spectacular music...We need more!

  6. Hope they can find a new venue in the UK , I still wish they would also try for a USA concert, we would so enjoy the chance to see Queen and Adam together on stage!

  7. A show with Queen and Adam Lambert must go on! Something this spectacular needs to happen.

  8. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!! I have paid for all my tickets form LA and hotels and planes already and I am coming, please find some space within driving/train/boat ride from London during the same weekend and I WILL Be there!!!!

    1. Yes!! There are lots of us in this situation!! Hoping you will pull a rabbit out of a hat!!!!!!

    2. Me too!
      In the same situation - all set to go (from San Fran), no turning back at this point, and hoping that we can still see a show.
      Definitely an "opportunity of a lifetime" that I hope will still come to pass...

  9. I was so bitterly disappointed to hear about the cancellation. I have a flight from Singapore booked so that I could come and see this epic show. It has been my dream to see Adam perform with you ever since Idol finale. I really hope you can find another venue.

  10. I still think you should check on the new Olympic Stadium. It's certainly big enough - and they won't be using it until the end of July. You're welcome. :-) Can I get good tickets? ;-)