***UPDATED: IT’S OFFICIAL – Adam Lambert & Queen UK Concert Canceled :(

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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.

***JUST ADDED***
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.

Love ya!

~ Carol ~

About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)

Comments

  1. It’s official. I got my cancellation email today. 🙁

    • Carol, Glamb #7 says:

      Me too Bon! Lila and I got our cancelation emails from Sonisphere just after 1 AM last night. The explanation is so vague though. I wonder what really happened? (The text of the email is repeated in the next comment.) Maybe it was the terrible economic situation in UK? The event had not sold out, as of my last inquiry a week ago. We’ll keep you posted, if we hear anything.
      Carol

  2. Official Text:

    It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the
    cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.

    Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging
    year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few
    months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar.

    Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the
    festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience
    would rightly expect.

    We want to express our deepest regrets to the artists and to thank all the
    staff, suppliers and contractors who worked so hard with us to try and pull
    off what has proven to be an impossible task and we know how much they share
    in our disappointment. We also want to send a huge thanks to the Sonisphere
    fans who stuck by us and we are so sorry that we can’t fulfil what we set
    out to do.

  3. Carol, Glamb #7 says:

    Hopefully we’ll hear something from Adam tomorrow at one of the 2 San Diego radio station appearances.

  4. Victoria says:

    NEED HELP> Adam being beaten by Greenday on MTV March Madness. Please vote! and Pass the word

  5. So disappointed AGAIN!! Adam was so proud and so excited by this event! I’m glad to see that he has already risen above it and seems to be back in the flow. He is so amazing!! We should all take lessons on how to rise out of the ashes of disappointment from this man! Something good will come from his positive vibe. Something BETTER!! “I don’t pray. I trust.”. He certainly must!!

  6. All things happen for a reason; there must be something important ‘around the corner’ for Adam and I think the universe is making sure he will be there.

  7. Lila - Glamb #3 says:

    Hopefully the Moscow event is still on so we can still get some great video!

    • I really wish for a comment from Queen and Adam confirming the Moscow performance!! Tix flight hotel – all paid for etc….

  8. Not just the Knebworth festival but all sonisphere festivals have apparently been cancelled. Several in Turkey, Greece, Tokyo etc. It sounds more like a problem with the sonisphere company than just the Knebworth Festival.

  9. Very sorry, but I feel like they’ll try to put something togther this summer. Wish they’d move it to the US! But now he can give 100% of his time and energy to Tresspassing!!! So no matter, this summer will be rock and rollin!!!

  10. It would have been a great concert, we have lost see & hearin.g this great concert

  11. great perspective, Yvonne! I’m with ya! Adam always wins!!!

  12. CORY-CORALYS says:

    MR ADAM LAMBERT THI IS A PROOF THAT YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOUR SELF AND THE TALENT THAT GOD GAVE YOU , SINCE THE FIRTS TIME THAT WRITES YOU AND BECAME FAN YOU I WILL BELIEVE IN YOUR TALENT AND YOU COME TO GIVE JOY THE WORLD, DONT WORRY, DONT SORROW , BETTER THINGS COME FOR YOU, SEE AND BELIEVE IN GOD , I SEE BETTER THINGS COMES FOR YOU WITHOUT HELP OF OTHER NAME OR OTHER ARTIST , ONLY YOU POWER , BLIEVE IN THAT YOU CAN……..

    I LOVE YOU NOW AND EVER

  13. CORY-CORALYS says:

    one advice

    show to the people who is the boss in the rock and roll and trow down the top charts with music very sesual and very joyful and contagious , very snapy………

  14. I’m sad for ADAM but full of hope the Moscow gig will be a big success and bring them to play in the US and Trespassing will shoot up in sales to the stratosphere.
    All the luck, ADAM!

  15. Many (my friends and I included) have non-refundable flights and hotels and planned a European vacation with Sonisphere Knebwerth at the center of it, for a grand get-together with friend from around the globe! Therefore ~ trip is ‘on’ without Knebwerth Sonisphere! The worst thing would be them performing in the US while biggest fans use those flights & hotels abroad!

  16. THIS REALLY SUCKS. EVEN THOUGH I COULD NOT GO, IT’S DEPRIVING WHO KNOWS HOW MANY FANS OF SUCH TALENT AND A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. SORRY TO ADAM LAMBERT, QUEEN AND ANY OTHER GROUPS THAT WERE SCHEDULED TO PERFORM:( HOPEFULLY THE POWERS THAT BE THAT CANCELLED THIS WILL HAVE THEIR HEADS EXPLODE. LOVE 4-EVER & A DAY, RITA & DONNA :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:

  17. twintoes says:

    Adam, no matter what u are the Best! There is only 1 Adam Lambert, ONLY 1 unique you Adam.
    Your Loyal Fan in Brunei Darussalam..

  18. Very sad to hear this news, but I think there will be other chances for Adam to play with Queen. It’s just one show, Adam will continue on. It’s all going to be alright. I just feel bad for those of you who bought tickets, flights & hotels to see this show.

  19. mandytwo Glamb #616 says:

    April 1, 2012, 4:07 p.m.

    In the next few days Queen Rocks Vol. 2 is going to be unveiled. 15 years on from Vol. 1 a second installment is being prepped. Material with both Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert is going to be included. Hard to believe!

    I just copied this from the Queen website comments. Very interesting comments..wonder if this is true?

  20. I was so sorry to read this post this morning. I know Adam must be so disappointed, however just because the concert is not happening now doesn’t mean it couldn’t still happen in the future. It would have had to have been one hell of a concert. I’m still looking so forward to May 15th and the release of Trespassing. Also have my fingers crossed that Adam will do a US tour in the near future.