Queen have announced details of a new two-hour documentary called The Show Must Go On - The Queen + Adam Lambert Story.
Produced by Jim Beach and acclaimed writer and filmmaker Simon Lupton, the documentary will air on the ABC Television Network on Monday 29th April ahead of Queen + Adam Lambert’s completely sold-out North American ‘Rhapsody’ tour. A UK release date hasn’t been confirmed.
According to Queen’s official website, the synopsis for The Show Must Go On is as follows:
“With rare concert footage and exclusive, revealing portraits of the band members off-stage, “The Show Must Go On” chronicles Queen and Lambert’s incredible journey since they first shared the stage together on ‘American Idol’ in 2009. From his humble beginnings and meteoric rise on reality TV to now standing centre stage as lead singer of Queen + Adam Lambert, the documentary features brand new interviews with Lambert, his parents Leila and Eber and Queen founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor, as well as ‘American Idol’ judge Simon Cowell, Golden Globe and Oscar winner for Best Actor, Bohemian Rhapsody’s Rami Malek and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.”
The documentary will also follow the aftermath of Freddie Mercury’s death in 1991. The blurb continues:
“The Show Must Go On” simultaneously follows the ensuing 17 years. Lambert, starting at the age of 10, is beginning to come of age, discovers his love of music and finds a voice of his own while, across the pond, the surviving members of Queen see their songs remain staples with DJ’s, in clubs, in theatres around the globe with their hit musical “We Will Rock You” and in movies. Lambert and Queen intersected in spectacular fashion when Lambert first performs with the band, singing “We Are the Champions” as one of only two finalists on Season 8 of “American Idol.” The public reaction was remarkable and first seeded the idea that perhaps Lambert might become a permanent fixture in the Queen family. In 2012 Queen + Adam Lambert was born. To date, Queen + Adam Lambert have performed together in nearly 200 sold-out shows in arenas and stadiums across the world.”
Queen + Adam Lambert opened the 91st Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night performing a medley of ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’.
Bohemian Rhapsody went on to triumph in four categories at The Oscars making it the biggest winner of the night.
Rami Malek won Best Actor for his role as Freddie Mercury and the film also took home the Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing gongs.