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Queen + Adam Lambert Will Do More Than Rock You

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When we heard that Queen + Adam Lambert were bringing their world tour to Australia in 2018 we could hardly contain ourselves. Starting on 21 February in Sydney, the pop/rock legends will make their way through Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth touring an extravagant new stage production and show.

As part of the production, the show will feature material in acknowledgement of this year’s 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album, News of the World – though there will be a few surprises too.

When you think Queen songs – the popular ones that come to mind for most of us include “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Somebody to Love”, or “Another One Bites the Dust”. And for good reason. These mega hits defined an era and have become timeless, with unwavering popularity decades after their release.

But like many major selling artists, sometimes a little digging reveals hidden gems. That is, largely unknown tracks which are just as worthy of repeat play as the smash hits.

In their upcoming tour, Queen + Adam Lambert are planning to feature some of the lesser-known tracks which will make die-hard Queen fans weak at the knees.

In the spirit of this, here are some of our favourite lesser-known Queen tracks.

Spread Your Wings

Freddie Mercury on the piano and vocals, Brian May on the electric guitar, Roger Taylor on the drums, and John Deacon on the bass guitar – this number from News of the World is arguably one of Queen’s finest.

March of the Black Queen

This is one of two Queen songs (the other being Bohemian Rhapsody) which features polyrhythm/polymeter and a simpler polyrhythm around the end uptempo section - which is rare for popular music. It features on 1974’s Queen II.

Long Away

Melancholic by nature, this song is the third track on Queen’s 1976 album A Day at the Races and features lead vocals by Brian May.

Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy

Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy is the third single and the eighth track from Queen's 1976 album A Day at the Races and depicts how "a good old-fashioned lover boy" will romance with an unnamed love interest, particularly at night.

Cool Cat

Cool Cat originally featured David Bowie on backing vocals but he requested them to be removed days before the song’s parent album Hot Space was released in 1982.

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