This coming August, Queen, Korea’s the most beloved international band, will perform live for Korean fans for the first time. The band will be joined by Adam Lambert performing together again after a sold out series of US concerts.
‘SUPER SONIC 2014’, Korea’s most notable urban music festival, announces the festival and that Queen + Adam Lambert will headline. The announcement comes via SUPER SONIC’s official homepage http://supersonickorea.com
As to Queen’s first Korean show, Roger Taylor said, “I first visited Seoul on a promotional trip in the early 80’s and was so impressed by the architecture and culture. It will therefore be very exciting to finally play a concert and bring the music of Queen to this great city with Adam Lambert”.
Queen, formed in 1971, released numerous hit songs throughout the years until the death of the band’s main vocalist, Freddie Mercury, in 1991. The band has a special place in rock history and is regarded as one of the world’s most beloved rock bands of all time.
Queen has amassed an astounding list of awards, hall of fame inductions, and record sales. Their sales have been estimated to have reached the hundreds of millions of units, and their songs such as: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You”, “We Are the Champions”, “Somebody to Love”, and “Don’t Stop Me Now” have been, and still are, loved all over the world. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was voted ‘the UK’s favourite hit of all time’ in a poll conducted by the Guinness World Records British Hit Singles Book. On top of that, the songs “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Queen is the first band in history, in which all members (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon) have been inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Lead vocalist for their performance at SUPER SONIC 2014 will be Adam Lambert. This move has received lots of praise and created much excitement throughout the music world. “I’m honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie Mercury’s memory,” Lambert said. “He’s a personal hero of mine. I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for Korean fans of this legendary band.”
Adam Lambert burst onto the pop music scene by taking second place in the 8th season of American Idol. He quickly became a pop star worldwide. His debut album was nominated for the Best Male Vocal Performance Grammy, and his second album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard charts. He made his debut performance in Korea in February 2013.
SUPER SONIC is held in Olympic Park, Seoul which is easily accessible by public transportation, and has become the representative brand of summer festivals in Korea since 2012.
SUPER SONIC has close partnership with SUMMER SONIC in Japan, and as a result, is able to invite world-class acts by sharing their line-up.
New Order and the Smashing Pumpkins headlined SUPER SONIC’s first year. Last year, Pet Shop Boys and Cho Yong Pil (a legendary Korean artist) headlined the festival with great performances. This year, Queen + Adam Lambert will continue this tradition of great headliners.
SUPER SONIC 2014 will be held in Olympic Park in the heart of Seoul for two days on August 14 and 15.