Queen plan to play this year

roger taylor and brian may of queen

Brian May and Roger Taylor are planning to perform live as Queen later this year, the guitarist has confirmed.

And he’s predicted that an upcoming announcement regarding their Freddie Mercury biopic is going to “cause sensation”.

The guitarist – who recently endured a cancer scare – says via his website: “It looks like it will be a very busy year for us. We seem to be still hovering on the button as I write, ready to start the engine rolling on the Freddie film.

It’s been a long haul as you know, trying to assemble the right team to make the film. I have learned in my short time in the movie world that availability is everything. There are windows of opportunity, when everyone you need is free – but the windows can close unexpectedly, and it’s back to the drawing board.

“But the line-up is looking very exciting. I think just the announcement will cause a bit of a sensation.”

May says of working with Taylor again: “We’ve  been looking at doing some dates – Roger and myself and who knows who else. Of course, these days nothing is a secret for more than the five minutes it takes for Twitter and Facebook to spread rumours.

“I think we’re up for one more swing out there. In fact, in our Queen meeting today we drank on it!”

Queen’s most recent concerts have been with American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert at the front of the band. They played a number of shows in 2012 and appeared in Las Vegas last September.

Meanwhile, the band have released a new video discussing their 1986 shows at Wembley Stadium.

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