Queen + Adam Lambert will release their first live album on October 2nd. Live Around The World will be issued as a CD, CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray, and on vinyl formats. The DVD and Blu-ray version features extra performance footage, which includes a Roger Taylor “Drum Battle” with drummer son Rufus Taylor, and Brian May's “Last Horizon” guitar solo.
Brian May said in the album's announcement: “It seemed the perfect time for us to create a collection of hand-picked live highlights from our Queen shows over the last 7 years with our brother Adam Lambert. It’s a first! The collection climaxes in Sydney earlier this year when, in support Fire Fight Australia, we recreated the complete Queen Live Aid set. It was a historic event for a great cause — with perhaps the highest adrenaline level since the original Live Aid in 1985. It makes me particularly happy that we can now share this unique moment with the whole world.”
Roger Taylor told us that simply put, a Queen shows needs to be chock full of Queen classics: “We’re very aware of what we think people want to hear. Often, I’ve been to concerts where I haven’t heard exactly what I want to hear and so, we’re going to try and deliver that as well — what people would want to hear from a Queen concert — obviously a lot of the big hits. We’ll try and make it an interesting journey (laughs) through the hits.”