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>***Please read the second comment by Bon for the text of the letter from Sonisphere.
It sounds like it might be true!! 🙁 The internet is exploding right now with stories saying not only is the Queen/Adam Lambert concert-of-a-lifetime called off but the entire Sonisphere concert has been canceled. I don’t know if they’re only talking about the UK show or the entire European tour. Official comment will come tomorrow.
Queen broke the news today (3/28/12). “It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012,” Queen posted on its official site according to BBC.
Sonisphere is a mulit-nation event, but the UK Knebworth Park show was the only ticket that Queen and Adam Lambert were appearing in. Queen drummer Roger Taylor had referred to the Moscow concert as the “warm up” for Knebworth and is not part of the Sonisphere festivals.
I can only imagine how disappointed Adam is right now. He is on his radio tour right now, and one tweet from @bani has Adam quoted as saying “I’m not allowed to talk about it.” This is seconded by @channi_lace1: DJ asked about Queen, Adam said he can’t say anything about it. This is from less than 1 hour ago. But Adam is a true professional, and has developed a thick skin which allows performers to deal with disappointment and continue to move forward.
Now that it is official, we’re hoping Adam will be able to make a more defining comment at one of the two San Diego radio station appearances that he’s making on Friday, March 30.
We’ll all have our eyes glued to the reports tomorrow. It’s so disappointing, but I’m hoping they could somehow come to the USA instead! Lila and I will gladly get the refund for our already-purchased tickets for the Saturday UK show and go anywhere in America to see this show.
Adam, Roger and Brian – we are so sorry to be hearing this rumor and hope something better will come of it.
~ Carol ~