After delivering a showstopping opening performance at the Oscars, Queen and Adam Lambert have an even more exciting gig in the works. Lambert announced Monday (Feb. 25) that the duo will be releasing a documentary titled The Show Must Go On – The Queen + Adam Lambert Story that’s set to air April 29 on ABC.
Lambert took to Twitter to announce the upcoming project, saying he was “so excited” about the documentary.
According to a press release, the film will follow the behind-the-scenes activities between Lambert and original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor since Lambert’s American Idol debut in 2009. The pair first performed together singing “We Are the Champions” on the reality TV show and then decided to work together on a larger scale through several tours, eventually creating the Queen + Adam Lambert brand.
The documentary will contain “rare concert footage” and “brand-new interviews” with Lambert, his parents Leila and Eber, Brian May and Roger Taylor, Simon Cowell, Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins. The project will be a two-hour special that will focus on the rise of a collaboration that would lead to “200 sold-out show in arenas and stadiums across the world.”
Lambert and Queen also announced a joint North American tour this past December. The Rhapsody Tour is set to begin this summer on July 10 in Vancouver and finish up Aug. 23 in Charlotte, N.C.
“We have been designing a brand-new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to unveil it!” Lambert said.