Queen’s Roger Taylor Announces New Album
via Good Morning Britain/YouTube
His First Solo Live Performances in Two Decades
Queen drummer Roger Taylor has announced a new solo album, Outsider, and a solo tour this 2021.
Since Queen + Adam Lambert’s UK tour has been moved to 2022, Taylor will instead embark on a series of shows in intimate venues. It kicks off on October 2 at Newcastle’s O2 Academy and wraps up on October 22 at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. His setlist will be a mix of Queen classic hits and his own solo material.
Meanwhile, Taylor recorded Outsider during the lockdown and is dedicated “to all the outsiders, those who feel left on the sidelines.” It is due out on October 1, 2021 via Universal.
“I’ve had a bit of a creative spurt and suddenly found myself with an album, which was lovely,” Taylor said. “It was a surprise! I just found myself in the studio and they came out one after the other. It was a pleasure really.”
Roger Taylor Solo Tour 2021
Oct 2: O2 Academy, Newcastle
Oct 3: Academy, Manchester
Oct 5: Barbican, York
Oct 6: St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
Oct 8: 02 Academy, Liverpool
Oct 9: University East Anglia (UEA), Norwich
Oct 11: Forum, Bath
Oct 12: O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Oct 14: Pavilions, Plymouth
Oct 15: Rock City, Nottingham
Oct 17: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Oct 19: G Live, Guildford
Oct 20: HMV Empire, Conventry
Oct 22: London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire