Adam Lambert to fill Freddie Mercury’s shoes on Queen tour

Singer Adam Lambert – who's mother is Jewish – will be will playing the role of Freddie Mercury during Queen's upcoming summer arena tour.

Lambert was a hugely popular contestant on American Idol and has been doing mostly solo work since being eliminated from the competition. 

He recently performed with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

You can get a taste of the tour here: