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Queen and Adam Lambert have shared a live performance video of “Somebody To Love” from Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park on June 12th, 2016. The performance initially appeared on the collaborator’s first live album and concert film, “Live Around the World”, which saw worldwide release on October 2nd.

While Queen has rocked festivals for decades, this 2016 performance marked the first time the band had played with Adam Lambert in such a setting, and the vastness of the crowd cannot be understated. Sitting at the midpoint of their set, between “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “Love of My Life”, this high-energy rendition of “Somebody To Love” was impressive. Though nobody can compete with the raw showmanship of Queen’s original frontman Freddie Mercury, Lamberts stage presence is notable in this performance. He worked the crowd well, even having fun with a brief call-and-response section, while also proving his vocal prowess on some of the more difficult sections of the song.

Adam has the ability to sing anything and everything we throw at him,” said drummer Roger Taylor in a press statement, “There’s nothing he can’t handle. Our songs are big and theatrical and Adam fits that easily. I think he’s the best singer around. His range is staggering.” Explained Lambert , “Some of Queen’s songs are just so vocally athletic and physically demanding. For example, ‘The Show Must Go On’ is certainly demanding, ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’ goes from zero to 99. ‘Somebody to Love’ is really intense and big.

Their first ever Live album; Queen + Adam Lambert , ‘Live Around The World’